Security cameras are usually used to record video, but in some scenarios, you can leverage the combined power of our cameras and recorders to record snapshots at specified intervals. As discussed in this guide, our IP surveillance cameras with an available microSD slot allow for snapshot capture and storage on the internal microSD memory card. Storage to a microSD on the camera is a convenient option when recording on one camera, but for projects requiring snapshots capture from multiple cameras and easy review from a central station, the use of an NVR along with IP cameras is a more practical choice.

In this guide we show you how to set an IP surveillance camera purchased from us to record snapshots to a NVR. Not all NVR and IP cameras are compatible with each other, this guide uses an IP camera and NVR combination that is known to be compatible. The steps involve:

  • Enabling the snapshot recording method
  • Setting a recording schedule for snapshot capture
  • Selecting an interval for snapshot capture

After successfully setting the snapshot record method on the NVR, we show how easy and convenient it is to playback the recorded snapshots on the NVR. Remember this can only be had with compatible a surveillance camera system purchased from CCTV Camera World.


Don Stephens is a Technical Support Manager at CCTV Camera World, a leading Security Camera distributor located in Buffalo, NY. His area of expertise is in designing professional security camera systems for medium and large scale businesses, schools, and government projects.

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