9  Recording

By default, the system is set to immediately record video from connected cameras continuously, 24 hours a day. You can customize the recording settings according to your needs.

9.1  Video Recording Types

The system supports the following recording types:
  • Continuous recording: Normal, continuous recording. Aicon icon is shown in the bottom left-hand corner of the camera image when continuous recording is in progress.
  • Motion recording: Motion-triggered video recording. An icon icon is shown in the bottom left-hand corner of the camera image when motion is detected.

9.2  Configuring Recording Quality

The system uses two video recording streams: a Main Stream and a Sub Stream. The Main Stream is used to record videos to the local recorder storage. Setting the main stream to the highest quality is recommended. The Sub Stream records lower resolution video for efficient streaming to devices over the Internet. You can customize the video quality settings for these streams according to your needs.

9.3  Setting the Recording Schedule

You can set a custom recording schedule according to your needs. For example, you can set the system to record continuously during business hours and record on motion detection only outside of business hours.
A custom recording schedule helps reduce the amount of hard disk drive space required, increasing the time your system can retain recordings.

9.4  Setting up Scheduled or Manual Recording

You can set the system to record based on a schedule or you can manually turn recording on and off. By default, the system is set to always record on a schedule.
To configure the recording schedule, see 9.3 Setting the Recording Schedule .

9.5  Configuring hard disk drive Overwrite

When the hard disk drive is full, the system will overwrite the oldest recordings by default. This is recommended, as it makes sure that your system will continue to record without any input from you. You can also set the system to stop recording once the hard disk drive is full.