Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218
All-in-one, energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring
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Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one and energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams. Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction records with surveillance recordings. Synology NVR1218 is backed by Synology’s 3-year limited warranty.
- Standalone surveillance solution with 1080p HDMI output
- Easy installation without a computer and Internet connection
- Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction records with surveillance recordings
- 4 free camera licenses included, supports up to 12 cameras
- Mobile apps ready for on-the-go surveillance
- Power-saving NVR runs below 15W
- Expandable storage capacity up to 7 HDDs with DX517
Standalone, All-in-one Surveillance Solution
Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one surveillance solution with a 1080p HDMI interface for monitoring, managing, and storing surveillance videos. You can watch surveillance recordings and configure IP camera settings directly on Surveillance Station without using a computer. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams.
NVR1218 can be deployed and setup easily without a computer and Internet connection, which is convenient for first-time system installation in remote or secure locations without external network access. NVR1218 supports Point of Sales (POS) systems via a dedicated COM port, allowing NVR1218 to be integrated with transaction systems to enable video indexing capability against transaction records.
24/7 Security Solution
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your workplace. Easily setup and enable secure remote access to Surveillance Station via computers or the DS cam mobile app to monitor real-time camera streams and to view recorded events and snapshots. The hassle-free interface features an optimized live view experience with on-screen controls, smart analytic tools like motion detection, and an alert system that sends notifications through DS cam, SMS, and e-mail.
Rich Compatibility and User-friendly Operation
Powered by Synology Surveillance Station, NVR1218 supports more than 5,600 IP cameras from 100 renowned brands and ONVIF Profile S and Profile G, allowing flexible system deployment options.
NVR1218 also supports navigating between different camera streams with a USB mouse, keyboard, or joystick. The audio input and output ports allow microphone and speaker connections for two-way voice communication via audio-enabled cameras. In the event of a power failure, NVR1218 can be paired with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for safe power down.
Expandable Storage for Growing Needs
NVR1218 supports Synology Expansion Unit DX517 to support up to 7 hard drives. With DX517 connected, users are able to create a RAID 5 or RAID 6 volume for enhanced storage resiliency and larger usable space.
Wallet-Friendly and Energy-Efficient
NVR1218 is engineered with energy efficiency in mind. It is extremely quiet and requires only 13.64W during operation. As a PC-less surveillance solution, NVR1218 economizes on both equipment and energy costs in the long-run.
All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work towards reducing the environmental impact of every product.
Complete surveillance solution without a computer
Connect Synology NVR1218 to an HDMI monitor and enjoy a PC-less surveillance solution that simultaneously supports up to 12 network cameras.
All-in-one, stand-alone surveillance solution
Offering an effortless surveillance experience, Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 has the ability to display and record up to 12 IP cameras1 while being extremely energy-efficient.
Maximum 12 IP cameras
1080p HDMI output for local display
Watch surveillance feeds and manage cameras/recordings without using a computer. NVR1218 is equipped with a dedicated HDMI output providing 1080p display resolution on a monitor, while supporting 720p at up to 12 channels/30FPS.
Setup and deploy NVR1218 in remote or secure locations with no external network access required2. The support for Point of Sales (POS) systems allows NVR1218 to be integrated with transaction systems to enable video indexing capability against transaction records.
Expandable recording storage, up to 7 drives
NVR1218 can be connected to Synology DX5173 expansion unit to expand from 2 to 7 drives, allowing you to create RAID 5 volumes and find the ideal balance for your storage strategy. Once connected via eSATA with a specially designed locking cable, NVR1218's raw capacity can reach 70TB.
Intuitive Surveillance Station to streamline deployment
Supporting powerful features from Surveillance Station and its mobile app, everything can be done without a PC.
- Full support for Surveillance Station features
Surveillance Station provides a centralized, user friendly interface, letting you manage and monitor IP cameras in your shop or office.
- On-the-go surveillance with the DS cam mobile app
DS cam is the mobile extension of Surveillance Station, allowing you to access Live View, playback recordings, adjust PTZ, and receive push notifications on your mobile device.
- Status indicator
- LAN indicator
- Drive status indicator
- Power button and indicator
- Audio out
- Audio in
- USB 3.0 port
- HDMI output
- USB 2.0 port
- Reset button
- eSATA port
- Power port
- 1GbE RJ-45 port
- COM port
- Kensington Security Slot
|CPU Model||Embedded NVR SoC|
|CPU Frequency||Dual Core 1.0 GHz|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR3|
|Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit||7|
|Compatible Drive Type*||3.5" SATA HDD|
|Maximum Internal Raw Capacity||20 TB (10 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units||70 TB (10 TB drive x 7) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)|
|Maximum Single Volume Size||16 TB|
|USB 2.0 Port||2|
|USB 3.0 Port||1|
|Video Output||HDMI x 1|
|Supported Video Resolution||1080p 60Hz|
|Audio Input||3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack x 1|
|Audio Output||3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack x 1|
|Size (Height X Width X Depth)||165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm|
|IP Camera Support|
|Maximum Channel Number||12 (including 4 Free License)|
|Total FPS (H.264)*||360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), 12 Channels
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), 10 Channels
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 6 Channels
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944), 4 Channels
|Total FPS (MJPEG)*||120 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), 12 Channels
80 FPS @ 1080p (1920×1080), 8 Channels
40 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 6 Channel
30 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944), 4 Channel
|Notes||In our test environment, live view streams are delivered via Local Display; video live-viewing and recording share the same video stream from the camera. Surveillance Station throughput is tested with an Axis network camera, using continuous recording with live view from Surveillance Station and motion detection by camera.|
|RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port||1|
|Wake on LAN/WAN|
|System Fan||80 mm x 80 mm x 1 pcs|
|Fan Speed Mode||
|Noise Level||19 dB(A)|
|Scheduled Power On/Off|
|Power Supply Unit / Adapter||60W|
|AC Input Power Voltage||100V to 240V AC|
|Power Frequency||50/60 Hz, Single Phase|
|Power Consumption*||13.64 W (Access)
4.32 W (HDD Hibernation)
|British Thermal Unit||46.57 BTU/hr (Access)
14.75 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)
|Operating Temperature||5°C to 45°C (40°F to 113°F)|
|Adapter Operating Temperature||0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5% to 95% RH|
|Warranty||3 Year Hardware Warranty|
|Supported RAID type||
|Maximum IP camera||12 Channels (360FPS at 720p)|
|IP Camera support||
|iOS/Android applications||DS file, DS finder, DS cam|
|Other packages||File Station, VPN Server, Storage Analyzer, Hyper Backup|
|Surveillance desktop client support||Windows 7 and 10, Mac OS X 10.11 onwards|
|Supported browsers||Internet Explorer 11 (excluding Microsoft Edge), Safari 10 onwards|
|Interface language||English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český|
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*Model specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to www.synology.com for the latest information.
1 To set up NVR1218 without Internet connection, an HDMI monitor, USB mouse, and the bundled USB installation dongle are required. In this scenario, NVR1218 supports up to 4 IP cameras with the pre-installed camera licenses. Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide for details.
2 NVR1218 supports one Synology DX517, sold separately.
3 5-year warranty is available as an optional bundle with EW201, the 2-year Extended Warranty service add-on. Visit https://www.synology.com/products/Extended_Warranty for more information on availability.
Download the Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 Datasheet (PDF).