Date: January 21st, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: QNAP
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QNAP CORPORATE PROFILE
QNAP ( Quality Network Appliance Provider ) Systems, Inc. is a dominant provider of Linux OS embedded network-attached storage (NAS) and network surveillance system. We have released numerous NAS and NVR (network video recorder) series, providing our customers high performance and high reliability backup and security solutions. Today, QNAP continues to lead the industry with our innovation in design and technology. Our products have gained worldwide recognition. For example, TS-509 Pro has won 'Editor's Choice' from BRnR (US), CNET France, and MPC Club ( Europe ). TS-409 Pro was honored 'Golden Bear Award' from Bjorn3d (US), 'Gold Award' from HWM ( Singapore , Malaysia ), 'Dam Good' from Hardware Canucks ( Canada ), and 'Golden Tachometer Award' from Benchmark Reviews (US) etc. TS-409U was awarded 'Editor's Choice' from Bios Level (US) etc.
QNAP NVR-1012 NETWORK SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM INTRODUCTION
I never gave much thought to surveillance and security until I bought my first home. After signing my life away to the mortgage lender and taking on a hoard of new responsibilities, the light bulb went off and I realized why home security is such a hot topic. The world we live in is unfortunately not always a friendly place, and protecting your family and belongings is something you can't put a price on.
We've all seen the commercials advertising home security systems that monitor the premises 24/7 and provide a quick link to emergency services. While they are great at providing peace of mind, what they do not offer is video surveillance (unless you're willing to fork over a lot more cash, that is). The benefits of video however, are obvious - it is nearly impossible to dispute what is captured, making it a crucial piece of evidence in police investigations and court trials.
It might be intimidating to think about setting up a video surveillance system in your home, so I invite you to read today's review because it's not as complicated as you might think. QNAP has sent the Tweaknews labs a SOHO network surveillance system to check out, and it promises an easy setup process. It even includes two IP cameras to get you started; the only thing that isn't included is a SATA hard drive.
Let's get this show on the road, shall we?