Network Video Recorder NVR1218

Network Video Recorder NVR1218

Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one,  energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring.

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

Energy efficiency

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. 

Flexible deployment

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 70TB4.

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. Learn more

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. Learn more

  • 1 Status indicator
  • 2 LAN indicator
  • 3 Drive status indicator
  • 4 Power button and indicator
  • 5 Audio out
  • 6 Audio in
  • 7 USB 3.0 port
  • 8 HDMI output
  • 9 USB 2.0 port
  • 10 Reset button
  • 11 eSATA port
  • 12 Power port
  • 13 Fan
  • 14 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 15 COM port
  • 16 Kensington Security Slot

Notes:
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  1. NVR1218 comes with 4 camera licenses pre-installed. Please check the specification page.
  2. To set up NVR1218 without Internet connection, an HDMI monitor, USB mouse, and the bundled USB installation 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.
  3. NVR1218 supports one Synology DX517, sold separately.
  4. Learn more about the compatibility of hard drives, please click here.
Hardware Specifications
CPU
CPU Model Embedded NVR SoC
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.0 GHz
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR3
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 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
External Ports
USB 2.0 Port 2
USB 3.0 Port 1
eSATA Port 1
COM Port 1
Video Outputs
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
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.9 kg
IP Camera Support
Maximum Channel Number 12 (including 4 Free License) (See All Supported IP Cameras)
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
Video Codec
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • H.264
  • H.265 (output via local display is not supported)
  • MxPEG (output via local display is not supported)
Audio Codec
  • PCM
  • ADPCM
  • G711
  • G726
  • AMR
  • AAC
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.
Others
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
Wake on LAN/WAN
System Fan 80 mm x 80 mm x 1 pcs
Fan Speed Mode
  • Cool Mode
  • Quiet Mode
Power Recovery
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)
Environment Temperature
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
Certification
  • FCC Class B
  • CE Class B
  • BSMI Class B
Warranty 3 Year Hardware Warranty, Extendable to 5 Year Coverage - EW201
Notes
  • Support for Wake on WAN needs switch and routers which recognize Magic Packet.
  • Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in idle; Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up at 1 meter away from the Synology NAS front and rear; Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
DSM Specifications ( See more )
File System
Internal Drives EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+ (Read Only, with max. volume size 2TB)
Storage Management
Maximum Internal Volume Number 256
Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
RAID Migration
  • Basic to RAID 1
  • Basic to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 1 to RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 5 to RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Volume Expansion with Larger HDDs
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 6 (with Expansion Unit)
Volume Expansion by Adding a HDD
  • Synology Hybrid RAID
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
  • JBOD (with Expansion Unit)
Global Hot Spare Supported RAID Type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 1 (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 5 (with Expansion Unit)
System Management
Maximum Local User Accounts 1024
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 100
Add-on Packages
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 5
Environment & Packaging
Environment RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
  • HDD bracket X 1
  • USB installation dongle X 1
Optional Accessories
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 X 1
General
Networking Protocols
  • CIFS
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
  • CalDAV
  • iSCSI
  • Telnet
  • SSH
  • SNMP
  • VPN (PPTP, OpenVPN)
Management
  • Auto DSM Upgrade
  • Push Notification – Mobile Devices
  • Email/SMS Notification
  • Customized User Quota
  • Customized Administrator/User Group
  • Syslog Support
  • DDNS Support
  • IPv6 Support
  • VLAN Support
  • PPPoE
  • Resource Monitor
  • Connection Manager
  • UPS Management
  • Scheduled Power On/Off
  • Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports
Windows AD Domain Integration Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station
HDD Management
  • HDD Hibernation
  • S.M.A.R.T.
  • Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping
Security
  • FTP over SSL/TLS
  • IP Auto-Block
  • Firewall
  • Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
  • HTTPS Connection
Utilities Synology Assistant
Supported Clients
  • Windows 7 and 10
  • Mac OS X 10.11 onward
Supported Browsers
  • Internet Explorer 11 (excluding Microsoft Edge)
  • Safari 10 onwards
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
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