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Following the well-received arrival of Bosch’s IP camera range to Network Webcams, we’ve now added a couple of recording and storage solutions from this premium manufacturer that are suitable for any medium sized business. The Bosch DIVAR IP 3000 and 5000 units are now available – delivering high-performance recording and storage in a neat desktop sized box to complement the extensive range of Bosch IP cameras.
At first glance, the Bosch DIVAR IP 3000 can be seen as a more ‘traditional’ Network Video Recorder (NVR) with the ability to connect a local monitor via built-in display ports; while the DIVAR IP 5000 has been designed for remote operation with access to live views, as well as recording playback via the Bosch Video Security Client and mobile app. Both desktop units are pre-installed with 32 camera licences, as well as Bosch’s Video Recording Manager (VRM) software – allowing you to efficiently manage storage and RAID configurations. The 3000 model also features Bosch’s Video Management System (VMS) software that offers an advanced GUI and includes all of the necessary features for a reliable CCTV surveillance system.
Storage capacities up to 16TB are available (model dependent) and both units are supplied with pre-fitted hard drives. Each is compatible with Bosch’s full IP camera offering but, thanks to Bosch’s VMS software, the 3000 model can also support a wide range of third-party devices.
Bosch’s ‘Forensic Search’ tool can be utilised if a camera within the system supports Bosch’s edge-based Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA). This advanced tool allows you to rapidly scan through large amounts of archived video for specific metadata (recorded by IVA) using definable search criteria. Video search tools of this calibre aren’t commonly seen on the market at this point in time, so if ‘Forensic Search’ can perform the way Bosch claims it can – we see it being a real plus for the series.
The Bosch demonstration video of IVA is worth a watch.
Note, if none of your connected cameras support IVA, there is no need to fret, as both units offer motion and timeline searching – giving you a variety of ways to investigate and retrieve data.
IVA is now added as standard in all Bosch 7000 and 8000 series, whilst essential video analytics is available in all 4000, 5000 and 6000 ranges. By rolling-out these advanced analytics throughout their product range, Bosch has ensured that a wide range of businesses can both afford and benefit from this feature-rich technology.