Open Surveillance Platform
A Professional NVR Solution on NAS
QVR Pro allows you to create an independent and expandable surveillance environment on your NAS. With the QVR
Pro API, you can create an open event platform that can integrate QVR Pro’s resources with your own applications to
build the most suitable and reliable surveillance solution and make your surveillance deployment more intelligent,
flexible, and secure.
What’s the difference between QVR Pro and other NAS-based surveillance systems?
In the past, surveillance applications were just one of the many applications on NAS. There was no dedicated storage for
surveillance recordings and usually the system performance was limited, making it unsuitable to fulfill the requirements of
professional surveillance systems. QVR Pro, QNAP’s brand-new surveillance application, introduces the concept of "dedicated
storage space" to ensure that the storage is fully reserved for QVR Pro and the system performance will not be impacted by other applications on NAS.
Open Event Platform
The API can connect QVR Pro with a wide range of IoT applications. These resources can be easily shared to make the surveillance system
secure and more intelligent.
QVR Pro has an independent operating environment from QTS, ensuring dedicated storage space, high-quality recordings, and no performance interference.
xpandable Storage Capacity
You can easily expand your storage capacity by simply connecting expansion enclosures，to your NAS or by using QNAP’s VJBOD to use the
unused storage of another QNAP NAS.
Powerful camera management and support
QVR Pro supports thousands of camera models from over 140 brands and a variety of image formats, allowing you to quickly build
different surveillance solutions tailored to your environments while providing convenient camera management.
Supports ONVIF/ QUSBCam2
QVR Pro supports over 140 brands and ONVIF cameras. You can also install QNAP’s QUSBCam2 app to turn a budget-friendly USB webcam
into a networked camera.
Cross-network Camera Search
Easily add cameras from different networks, providing greater convenience for organizations with multi-network environments.
Add and Manage Camera by Batch
Save time when deploying large numbers of cameras by batch-adding cameras. Cameras with the same brand/model can be added with the
Open Event Platform
Record into QVR Pro by using the RTSP/RTMP link with no integration needed. Multiple video sources are possible, and are not limited to IP cameras.
Optimal Bandwidth Management
Assign dedicated bandwidth to each camera to optimize the use of NAS system resources and ensure smoother recordings.
By supporting 360-degree cameras, you can easily monitor every corner of your environment without having to deploy large numbers of cameras.
Flexible recording space management
Pre-allocate storage capacity and assign dedicated storage space for each camera’s recordings based on the camera's monitoring
scope and importance. You can also set the maximum and minimum recording days for individual cameras and get a usage
overview of all video recording spaces at a glance.
Allocate System Resources for Event Recordings
Assign separate streaming resources and allocate dedicated storage spaces for general recordings and event recordings. This ensures that
important events have more system resources. For example, recording events to an SSD can ensure optimal read and write performance to speed
up event alerts to reduce your response time.
A Failover Recording Space for 24/7 Recording
You can set a spare volume in the recording space for your recordings. If the original volume fails, recordings will be stored on the spare volume.
Expandable Capacity for Long-term Archiving
The high scalability of QNAP NAS provides key advantages to QVR Pro. When running out of recording spaces, you can expand your storage
capacity by connecting expansion enclosures to your NAS or by using QNAP’s VJBOD to use the unused storage space of another QNAP NAS.
QVR Pro Client: live view and playback
The QVR Pro Client client software can be installed on Windows® and Mac® devices or in QNAP’s HD Station on NAS, allowing
you to monitor from different platforms and flexibly switch from live view or playback mode to take full control over the monitored area.
Monitor the live view of multiple channels and play recordings on a single interface. With just one click you can switch between live, individual
playback and sync playback modes. You can also view recordings at a specific time by clicking the time line or by selecting a time range.
The QVR Pro Client provides a highly-customizable display panel. You can change each channel’s display ratio, arrange the display, or use the
built-in display module to fulfill your surveillance needs.
Region of Interest
The updated Region of Interest (ROI) feature supports multiple regional images from the same camera in live view and playback mode. You can
define and enlarge multiple areas on the overview image with no selection limitations or additional licenses required.
The innovative Qdewarp enables users to view standard fisheye camera recordings in proportional ratios and sizes without affecting original
recordings. The distorted parts on the edges can be turned into a clear panoramic view.
If an event occurs, you can quickly know the camera’s location on the e-map to ensure a timely response.
Multiple Notification Methods
The event notification provides multiple ways of being informed of emerging events, including flashing red borders of channels, alert buzzers, and the
motion icon on the e-map.
With advanced video indexing technology, you can have up to ten-times faster playback speeds than the previous version and up to five-times faster
exporting of surveillance recordings.
Monitor at anytime anywhere with the QVR Pro Client mobile app
The QVR Pro Client mobile app provides multiple display layouts and allows you to monitor multiple channels simultaneously.
Under single channel view, you can quickly switch between live and playback modes. If your network connection is slow or
metered/capped, you can choose the low-bandwidth mode to view a bandwidth-optimized stream without affecting the quality of
recordings. In addition, you can remotely control PTZ cameras and the camera’s preset point from the app. Other features include
camera view from the e-map and mobile notifications.
The most open surveillance platform
"Open" is the core design concept of QVR Pro. QNAP invites developers to use QVR Pro’s resources to build their own network
monitoring automation services. Various APIs are provided by QNAP to quickly integrate a wide range of cameras, configure event
alerts and recordings, and to integrate with IoT devices.
Specific privilege settings
QVR Pro provides detailed privilege settings, allowing for setting individual or group access privileges, providing suitability for
environments of all sizes. In addition to the default roles (including Administrator, Supervisor and Viewer), you can create new roles
and give customized access to view specific layouts and channels, and also the e-map.
QVR Center - Distributed deployment, centralized management
Whether your organization is based in one building or sprawled across a large campus, QVR Center greatly simplifies your
surveillance tasks by allowing central management of multiple QVR Pros installed in your offices, classrooms, public spaces, and
other areas. You can also centrally monitor live feeds, play back surveillance footages and receive event notifications from multiple
QVR Pros to reduce response times to events.
QVR Guard - uninterruptible recording tasks
QVR Guard is a high-availability failover management app to protect QVR Pro from system failure and to ensure uninterruptible
surveillance recordings. QVR Guard features failover functionality that automatically takes over recording tasks from the QVR Pro
server if an unexpected system fault or hardware failure occurs. Recording files are saved on the QVR Guard NAS until the QVR
Pro system reboots and functions normally. QVR Guard provides dependable redundancy for QVR Pro, ensuring uninterrupted surveillance recordings.
QVR Pro Gold license with premium functionality
QVR Pro Gold is a purchasable license that provides access to advanced QVR Pro features, including unlimited recording playback
via QVR Pro Client, camera channel scalability, enhanced QVR Center central management over QVR Pro servers, and domain
privilege management for Windows Active Directory and LDAP. QVR Pro Gold also adds 8 extra camera channels to your QVR Pro
server, and users can activate additional QVR Pro Camera Channel Extension Licenses when QVR Pro Gold is activated.
- By default, QVR Center can manage up to 2 QVR Pro servers without activating licenses. To enhance QVR Center central management, each additional QVR Pro
- server (up to 128 units in total) requires a QVR Pro Gold license.
- QVR Pro Camera Channel Extension Licenses (QVR Pro - 1, 4, or 8 Channels) can only be activated on a QNAP NAS where QVR Pro Gold is activated.
- QVR Pro Gold
- Additional 8 channels for QVR Pro
- All QVR Pro premium features including unlimited playback, unlimited QVR Center support, and Windows AD and LDAP support
For the best user experience, we recommend using 64-bit x86 NAS models with at least 4GB RAM
- QTS versions 4.3.4.0483 build 20180213 or later
- Container Station versions 1.6.1588 or later
- Note: Container Station must be installed before running QVR Pro.
- Recommended Web Browsers: Google Chrome versions 52.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox versions 48.0 or later
- Supported Display Resolution: 1366 x 768
- The maximum number of QVR Pro recording channels supported is 128. The actual performance limitation depends on your use case and your camera quality and settings.
- The license is issued to only one NAS and is non-transferable.