In the field of network drives around the DiskStation, Synology is a well-known name. With the Synology DVA1622, the company has introduced its latest NVR (Network Video Recorder). It features two drive bays and allows for fast, intelligent and reliable video surveillance thanks to AI features.
The Synology DVA1622 in detail
According to the manufacturer, the Synology DVA1622 is the smallest Deep Learning NVR device with two bays. The new device is aimed primarily at home users, small businesses and edge applications. It supports over 8,300 IP cameras, H.264 and H.265 codec, and 4K resolution. Streaming is even possible across 16 cameras simultaneously.
At the same time, the device is said to be quick and easy to set up and ready to use as a surveillance system within a very short time. Reliable video surveillance is backed by n deep-learning algorithms and also features automatic event detection that protects property by recognizing people, vehicles and objects.
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution
The Synology DVA1622 offers powerful video surveillance complete with AI technology. With up to 16 IP cameras, any remote corner of the property can be monitored, recorded simultaneously and managed conveniently. Moreover, two real-time video analytics or facial recognition can be used simultaneously. Without a separate PC or mobile devices, viewing is possible via HDMI when a monitor is connected to the DVA1622. In combination with a mouse and keyboard, this allows the entire system to be managed and controlled locally.
In a combined view, real-time transmissions and a timeline can be used simultaneously so as not to lose sight of the current situation when searching or checking events. At the same time, the monitoring dashboard can be freely customized. Feeds can be moved and resized according to your preferences. In addition, there are practical I/O widgets that can be activated if desired. These include sirens, loudspeakers and automatic locking and unlocking of doors, for example.
Dynamic maps with alerts
In addition, dynamic maps can be created in the Synology DVA1622, which not only show the location of the cameras and allow instant access to the respective cam. If one of the cameras senses an event, an alert message is displayed on the map, which can be used to jump directly to the location. In addition, an alert message provides a direct preview of the camera image to see what just happened from the dashboard.
Multiple floors can also be added in the layout. In addition, the maps, cameras and building floor plans can be directly integrated into Google Maps or OpenStreetMap to provide direct access and a better overview.
The DVA1622’s Deep Learning Algorithms
The DVA1622’s advanced deep-learning algorithms extract valuable insights from unstructured video data to optimize and automate security. Face recognition is said to be able to instantly identify individuals in the database with 97.04 percent accuracy. Administrators can be notified directly when people or vehicles are in predefined
areas such as no-parking zones or in front of a store. Entry and exit counters can be used to record the number of people or vehicles entering or leaving specific areas for security and analysis purposes.
If a limit line is exceeded, the system automatically issues a warning message. Other features include license plate recognition, warning in the event of congestion from large crowds, or detection of facial coverings such as masks or the like.
The Technology of Synology DVA1622
The Synology DVA1622 runs Synology Surveillance Station in DSM and provides powerful and convenient video recording, management and analysis features. All recordings are stored on the device itself. Thanks to ONVIF support, over 8,300 cameras can be connected quickly and easily. Monitoring is also possible from anywhere thanks to browser-based access, desktop clients and mobile app.
Automations and notifications can be set to automatically send snapshots via email when motion is detected or doors are opened. In addition, video recordings can be protected with passwords and cameras can be used with HTTPS and SRTP support.
The Synology DVA1622 is equipped with an Intel Celeron J4125 4-core CPU (4 threads) and 6GB of DDR4 memory. It offers space for two 3.5-inch SATA HDD hard drives. In terms of ports, the following ports are available:
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
- 1x HDMI
- 1x Ethernet RJ-45 (Gigabit LAN)
The desktop form factor device comes in at dimensions of 166 x 106 x 223 mm (height x width x depth) and weighs 1.51 kg.
Price and Availability
The Synology DVA1622 NVR is available in stores now. The manufacturer’s MSRP is 545 euros plus VAT. It positions itself above the manufacturer’s NVR1218.