Surveillance DVR Card Software

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    Mike Haldas

    These questions was emailed to CCTV Camera Pros:

    say I have an 8 camera computer based surveillance system that came with a dvr software and I am not happy with the software. Do you have just the software that will work on a computer and run my cameras? It has a card that plugs into the computer. Tell me what is require or information I need to send you for compatibility.

    CCTV Camera Pros response:

    CCTV Camera Pros has excellent PC based surveillance software supplied by NUUO and Geovision. Their software will only work with the DVR cards that they manufacture though. In order to switch the surveillance software on your PC, you will also need to switch the DVR card to the particular vendor's surveillance software that you like. I recommend taking a look at NUUO DVR cards and Geovision DVR cards. You can also find more information about each of them here:

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Mike Haldas

    Follow up email sent from customer:

    I have checked these but I still have a question. It gives computer specs but I'm not quite sure if my computer is compatible with any of these cards.

    will this card work with my computer?

    Geovision GV-800 GV800 DVR card 8.3 Surveillance CD

    Here is my computer specs that I can give to you for reference.

    Complete Gateway E-4500 Tower Computer System

    Pentium 4 – 3.2GHz + 1-GB Memory + 80GB Hard Drive (i have installed a 500gb drive) +USB 2.0 + Keyboard and Mouse*

    System is in great working condition. All software installed from scratch and system includes all Windows Updates and security updates and with Antivirus.

    A great system for kids, Internet browsing, E-mail and Business Applications.

    The unit is in a tower configuration. System is fully Internet Ready

    Includes 15 LCD Flat Panel Monitor (FPD1565)


    Intel Pentium 4 Processor 640 with HT Technology (3.20GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache)

    Chipset: Intel 945G Chipset with DDR 2 Support

    1GB of Memory (2 additional slots free)

    This will allow you to add another 1GBof RAM (Total 2GB)

    Controller Card: Integrated Ultra ATA100 and Serial ATA II/300 controllers

    80 GB SATA Hard Drive

    Intel 945G Chipset Graphics Video Card (on-board)

    4 USB 2.0 Ports on the Back + 1 PCI USB 2.0 Card installed giving you 2 more ports (6 total ports)

    2 USB 2.0 Ports on the Front

    1 Firewire Port on the Front

    48x CDRW / DVD Drive (IDE)

    1.44MB Floppy Drive

    Audio on the motherboard with ports in Rear and Front (No external speakers)

    1 Parallel Port, 1 Serial Port,

    1 RJ45 -10/100/1000 Integrated Broadcom 10/100/1000 Twisted Pair Ethernet Port

    Keyboard and Mouse Ports (PS/2)

    101 Enhanced PS/2 Keyboard and USB Optical Mouse included (Gateway Brand)

    Case: 3-bay Micro-BTX Case w/ front audio ports and 275-watt power supply

    Expansion Slots: 1 PCI-E x 16 (available for graphics card option), 1 PCI-E x 1, and 2 Full Height PCI slots

    CCTV Camera Pros response:

    All of the specs look fine except that both Geovision and NUUO recommend using a nvidia or ATI graphics card instead of using on board video embedded into the motherboard of the PC. It looks that your PC does not have a separate graphics card so you should plan on adding one. When you do that, be aware that the 275 watt power supply may not be sufficient for the system after you add the graphics card and DVR card. CCTV Camera Pros builds systems with a minimum 400 watt power supply.

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thank You.


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