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the QNAP NVR-101 network surveillance system has broken through the limitations of traditional surveillance. The live videos of the IP cameras can be monitored and recorded. It is an ideal solution for various applications, including remote monitoring of childcare situation, elder care, home and office security, and long-term environmental monitoring that provides tremendous peace of mind.


The new era of network surveillance technology is coming!

Traditional analog surveillance system lacks of remote management and takes high installation cost since video monitoring, recording, and maintenance can only be done locally over the physical wiring. Due to the popularity of broadband environment, the QNAP NVR-101 network surveillance system has broken through the limitations of traditional surveillance. The live videos of the IP cameras can be monitored and recorded. It is an ideal solution for various applications, including remote monitoring of childcare situation, elder care, home and office security, and long-term environmental monitoring that provides tremendous peace of mind.

The unrivaled QNAP NVR technology realized the true boundless surveillance over the network. The NVR-101 can be easily set up in an Ethernet-ready environment without any complicated wiring. The system settings can be managed via the IE browser anytime, anywhere. All the professional surveillance software functions are embedded in the NVR without the need of installing extra software. The NVR supports smart PTZ camera control. Users can simply click on the graphic control panel to zoom in or zoom out the PTZ camera, or move the monitoring direction. Preset positions can also be defined for the PTZ camera by the NVR for intelligent monitoring. The recordings can be accessed remotely via web, FTP, or My Network Places with access right control. The NVR-101 provides a user-friendly web interface for straightforward management and allows even novice to use the system easily.

The NVR-101 provides versatile professional recording modes: continuous recording, motion-detection recording, event-triggered recording, schedule recording, and manual recording. Advanced features such as sensor-triggered recording, schedule recording upon different alarm modes, and two-way audio recording are offered for different deployment applications, efficient storage capacity usage, and quick recording data search.

The embedded and energy-saving design of QNAP NVR-101 enables non-stop system operation 24x7. The power consumption of the NVR is less than 18W, which is more power-saving than an energy-saving bulb! Moreover, the NVR-101 is equipped with a low-noise fan for quiet operation. The compact server can be installed anywhere at home or office like other ordinary electric home appliances. It is the new generation digital surveillance solution for modern home and small office.

Live real-time monitoring

A.Electronic map for easy preview
Electronic map (E-map) can be uploaded for ease of identification of monitoring locations.
B.Variety live video monitoring
Single-channel, multi-channel (max. 4 channels), and picture-in-picture monitoring modes are supported for flexible and key-location monitoring.
C.Supports live 2-way audio
Real-time audio and video monitoring, voice broadcasting.
D.Smart PTZ camera control by direct clicking on the control panel
You can zoom in/ zoom out and control camera's direction by the "click and go" intuitive control panel. Preset positions can be easily and precisely controlled.

Instant alarm, in case any accident should happen

Instant on-screen alert and e-mail alert

Instant alarm signal will appear on the monitoring screen to alert users.
Alert e-mails will be sent to administrator immediately when a system error or emergent event takes place.

Various alarm type to capture

Motion detection
Recording is triggered when a moving object is detected by the camera.
Sensor-triggered alarm
The NVR can receive any alarm signals from the cameras specified by the users, e.g., when a door or window is opened, or smoke is detected, recording will be activated automatically.
Alarm schedule recording
Different recording modes can be defined for different time periods, e.g. alarm recording at daytime and continuous recording at night time.

Powerful system functions and data protection

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) supported for continuous services against interruption or risk of data crash caused by power outage.
Video data can be exported to an external storage device via the one-touch copy button for ease of archiving. *It is suggested to use USB backup devices, e.g. QBack-25S, QBack-35S.
When the power resumes after a power outage, PC-based recording solution will not be started up automatically and recording is stopped. QNAP NVR supports automatic system startup and recording is enabled immediately after power resumes. The system maintenance cost is largely reduced.
Supports advanced RAID1 mirroring for ultra secure data protection by connecting to an external eSATA device, e.g. QBack-35S.

Most complete recording functions

All-in-one recording modes

  • Continuous/ Schedule/ Manual recording
  • Alarm schedule recording (by motion detected or sensor triggered)
  • Synchronized audio recording
With scheduled recording, users can set different recording schedules for different cameras. Up to 15 schedules are supported for each camera. Manual recording allows users to activate recording in any necessary conditions. The NVR-101 also provides alarm recording that starts automatically when motion detection or camera sensor is triggered.
Standard video recording format with Time Stamp
The recordings are saved in AVI format (codec provided) for easy playing by Windows Media Player. Time stamp on the video is provided for convenient data search and can be used as legal evidence.
Flexible adjustment of the length of recording files
User can adjust the length of the recording files flexibly (1-15 minutes).

Trouble-free setup and effortless maintenance

Easy 6-step Setup
Quick installation wizard is provided for users to finish system setup in 6 steps within 5 minutes. Intuitive web-based interface is provided for easy configuration.

Manage and access recordings remotely
Recording data can be retrieved securely and remotely via web, FTP, and My Network Places with login access control.

Environment-friendly and energy-saving design

The normal power consumption of the NVR in operation is less than 18W (less than the power
consumption of an energy-saving light bulb).

The low-noise fan design allows long-term and quiet operation at home or in office.
Hardware Spec.
HDD Support 1 x 3.5" SATA I/II HDD, up to 1 TB or above, expandable to 2TB via eSATA (the HDD is not included)
LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicator Power, USB, status, LAN, hard disk
USB 3 x USB; for USB storage device (one touch auto-video backup) and UPS device
Button USB auto-video backup button, power button, reset button
Form Factor Portable desktop
Hardware Dimensions 218.4(D) x 60(W) x 165.5(H) mm
Weight Hardware net weight: 0.71Kg (without HDD)
Color box shipping weight: 1.57 Kg (without HDD)
Temperature 0~35
Humidity 0%~85% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 12V DC, 3A
Energy saving Design Low power consumption & low noise design
Secure Design K-Lock Security Slot for Theft Prevention
Software Spec.
Display Mode Single, quad, picture-in-picture, sequential mode
Recording Camera Number Up to 4 channels
Compression Format Motion JPEG/ MPEG 4 (depend on IP camera)
Video Setting Resolution, quality, frame rate
E-map Upload E-map
Recording Mode Continuous, manual, scheduled, alarm, alarm recording schedule, motion, snapshot
Buffer Storage for Alarm Images (before and after events) Pre-recording: 300 seconds
PostCrecording: 300 seconds (Total 600 seconds/ 10 minutes)
Recording Performance Up to 120 frames at QVGA (320x240) or CIF (352x240 in NTSC, 352x 288 in PAL)
Up to 40 frames at VGA (640x480)
* Real performance may vary in different environment
File Format AVI (Recordings can be played by Windows Media Player)
Playback Mode Play, pause, stop, fast forwards, full screen display
Video Search Search by date, time, alarm event
Video Player Immediate playback by default video player
Download Click to download recorded files from web page
Disk Mode Single, RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD/ Linear (RAID is enabled via eSATA device)
Capacity Support 1 x 3.5" SATA I/II HDD, up to 1 TB or above, expandable to 2TB via eSATA
Services  Web File Manager, FTP, SMB/CIFS
Camera IP Address & Port Allow setting LAN/WAN IP address of each camera
Utility Software
QNAP Finder QNAP Finder is provided for quick server setup and NVR discovery in LAN
Operation System Linux-embedded, free from PC crash and virus attack
User Management The access right of up to 32 users can be set
Alert Notification E-mail, buzzer, event logs
UPS Support APC (USB type of UPS )
Event Logs Detailed record of all events
Client PC Requirement (Suggested system requirement for better video performance)
CPU Pentium 4 CPU 2 GHz or higher
Memory 512 MB or above
Operation System Windows XP / Vista (32bit)
Browser Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Network Interface 10/100 Mbps or above
View Resolution Suggest 1024 x 768 pixels or above
Language Support
English/ Japanese/ French/ Italian/ German/ Spanish/ Dutch/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/ Traditional Chinese
Package Contents
Power cord
Ethernet Cable x 1
Round head screw x 2
CD-ROM (User manual , Quick Install Wizard, & utility inclusive)
Flat head screw x 4