Hikvision is the world's largest supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. DS-7208HWI-SH is an 8 channel digital video recorder, allowing up to 8 cameras, which performs to a high level allowing recording at up to 960H (WD1) in real time. A choice of HDMI and VGA outputs allow for real time or pre-recorded viewing with up to 1920x1080 resolution when connected to your monitor or television.This DVR employs Hikvision's CMS (iVMS) which gives you full and total of your security network including the cameras located around your business or home, as well as allowing you to set-up multiple timed recording schedules or recording triggers, activated through motion detection. iVMS can be fully managed via the mouse or remote control (both included). Remote viewing and playback is possible from through the iVMS web based client on PC's and Mac's. The free iVMS app, which can be downloaded to tablets & smartphones, offers you the same access when you are on the move. The DS-7208HWI-SH has space to have 2 SATA hard drives installed, supporting up to a total of 8TB. This large storage capacity, along with the DVR's high-performance and easy to use functionality make it an ideal and economic choice for use within small businesses or domestic use but can also be used as part of a larger security network for those wishing to cover multiple sites.