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.

NVR1218
NVR1218

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

Maximum 12 IP cameras

Energy efficiency

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. 

1080p HDMI output for local display for desktop
1080p HDMI output for local display for mobile

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.

Flexible deployment

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.

Expandable recording storage, up to 7 drives

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

Intuitive Surveillance Station to streamline deployment for desktop
Intuitive Surveillance Station to streamline deployment for mobile

Network Video Recorder NVR1218

product NVR1218 front view photo
product NVR1218 back view photo
  • 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 System fan
  • 14 1GbE RJ-45 port
  • 15 COM port
  • 16 Kensington Security Slot

Notes:

  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
CPU Model Embedded NVR SoC
CPU Architecture 32-bit
CPU Frequency Dual Core 1.0 GHz
Memory
Memory
System Memory 1 GB DDR3
Notes Synology reserves the right to replace memory modules with the same or higher frequency based on supplier's product life cycle status. Rest assured that the compatibility and stability have been strictly verified with the same benchmark to ensure identical performance.
Storage
Storage
Drive Bays 2
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7 (DX517 x 1)
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives) 3.5" SATA HDD
Maximum Internal Raw Capacity 32 TB (16 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Raw Capacity with Expansion Units 112 TB (16 TB drive x 7) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
Maximum Single Volume Size* 16 TB
Notes
  • "Compatible drive type" indicates drives that have been tested to be compatible with Synology products. This term does not indicate the maximum connection speed of each drive bay.
  • The maximum raw capacity is not limited by the maximum single volume size. Synology NAS models may utilize capacities over the maximum single volume size as long as each volume created is below the limit. (Learn more)
External Ports
External Ports
RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port 1
USB 2.0 Port 2
USB 3.0 Port 1
eSATA Port 1
COM Port 1
Video Outputs
Video Outputs
Video Outputs HDMI X 1
Supported Video Resolution 1080p 60Hz
Audio Input
Audio Input
3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack x 1
Audio Output
Audio Output
3.5 mm Stereo Audio Jack x 1
Appearance
Appearance
Size (Height x Width x Depth) 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
Weight 0.9 kg
Others
Others
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 60 W
AC Input Power Voltage 100 V to 240 V 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)
Notes Noise Level Testing Environment: Fully loaded with Seagate 1TB ST31000520AS hard drive(s) in the idle state. Two G.R.A.S. Type 40AE microphones, each set up 1 meter away from the Synology NAS at the front and rear. Background noise: 16.49-17.51 dB(A); Temperature: 24.25-25.75˚C; Humidity: 58.2-61.8%
Temperature
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
Certification
  • FCC
  • CE
  • BSMI
  • RCM
  • EAC
  • CCC
  • KC
Warranty
Warranty
3-year hardware warranty, extendable to 5-year coverage - EW201
Notes The warranty period starts from the purchase date as stated on your purchase receipt. (Learn more)
Environment
Environment
RoHS Compliant
Packaging Content
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
Optional Accessories
  • Expansion Units: DX517
  • VisualStation: VS360HD
  • Surveillance Device License Pack
DSM Specifications
File System
File System
Internal Drives
  • EXT4
External Drives
  • EXT4
  • EXT3
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • HFS+*
Notes HFS+ is read only, max 2TB volume size.
Storage Management
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
  • JBOD (with Expansion Unit)
  • RAID 5 (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)
File Services
File Services
File Protocol SMB/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent SMB/AFP/FTP Connections 100
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
NFS Kerberos Authentication
Account & Shared Folder
Account & Shared Folder
Maximum Local User Accounts 1,024
Maximum Local Groups 256
Maximum Shared Folder 256
Windows Access Control List (ACL) Integration
Log Center
Log Center
Syslog Events per Second 100
General Specifications
General Specifications
Networking Protocols SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, SMB3, NFSv3, NFSv4, NFSv4.1, NFS Kerberized sessions, iSCSI, HTTP, HTTPs, FTP, SNMP, LDAP, CalDAV
Supported Browsers
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Safari (iOS 13.0 onwards)
  • Google Chrome (Android 11.0 onwards)
Supported Language English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svenska, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český, ภาษาไทย, 日本語, 한국어, 繁體中文, 简体中文
Add-on Packages
Surveillance Station
Surveillance Station
Maximum IP cam (Licenses required) 12 (including 4 Free License) (see all supported IP cameras)
Total FPS (H.264) 360 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), 12 Channels
100 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 10 Channels
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 6 Channels
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944), 4 Channels
30 FPS @ 4K (3840x2160), 3 Channels
Total FPS (MJPEG) 120 FPS @ 720p (1280x720), 12 Channels
80 FPS @ 1080p (1920x1080), 8 Channels
60 FPS @ 3M (2048x1536), 6 Channels
40 FPS @ 5M (2591x1944), 4 Channels
Video Codecs
  • H.264
  • H.265 (output via local display is not supported)
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • MxPEG (output via local display is not supported)
Audio Codecs
  • AAC
  • ADPCM
  • AMR
  • G711
  • G726
  • PCM
Notes
  • Actual system capabilities may differ depending on system configuration, drive performance, number of features enabled, and if additional workloads are present.
  • Maximum IP cameras and FPS figures are tested with the device fully populated with drives and under a continuous recording setup.
VPN Server
VPN Server
Maximum Connections 5

Notes:

  1. Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  2. The figures are based on Synology internal testing. Each performance test is done individually. No other services or applications are processed at the same time.
  3. The actual performance may be lower than lab testing figure due to differences in server configuration, deployment, and the number of active operations.
  4. If usage requirements exceed the specifications above, please contact our regional partners for professional advice.