Motion detection vs. continuous recording
LT Security posted this on May 23, 2014
Each person will use his or her surveillance system differently. Some will want to record all periods of activity in order to watch for shoplifting. But others will only want to record potential intrusions when the business is closed.
Do you want to focus on only sudden movements? Hours upon hours of still video would make for dull viewing, and would waste disk space.
You can configure your DVR/NVR with schedules that it will use to tell each camera when to only send video of sudden activity (motion detection), and when to record continuously, regardless of what the camera detects. Motion detection will record a video clip up to about 40 seconds long each time the camera’s sensor detects movement. In contrast, continuous video records for the entire duration of the schedule, regardless of movement.