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:

  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

Storage

Storage

Drive Bays 2
Maximum Drive Bays with Expansion Unit 7
Compatible Drive Type* (See all supported drives)
  • 3.5" SATA HDD
  • 2.5" 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

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 Output

Video Output

Video Output 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
  • 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 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
  • EAC
  • RCM
  • KC

Warranty

Warranty

3 Years
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

  • Surveillance Device License Pack
  • Expansion Unit: DX517 X 1
  • VS360HD
  • VS960HD

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 CIFS/AFP/NFS/FTP/WebDAV
Maximum Concurrent CIFS/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
  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer 10 onwards
  • Safari 10 onwards
  • Safari (iOS 10 onwards)
  • Chrome (Android 6.0 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 Codec
  • H.264
  • H.265 (output via local display is not supported)
  • MJPEG
  • MPEG-4
  • MxPEG (output via local display is not supported)
Audio Codec
  • AAC
  • ADPCM
  • AMR
  • G711
  • G726
  • PCM
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.

VPN Server

VPN Server

Maximum Connections 5

Notes:

  • Model specifications are subject to change without prior notice.