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How does the Stream Video Recorder (SVR) work?

Once a Stream Video Recorder (SVR) and video devices are enrolled to your customer account, a recording schedule can be created on your account to enable 24x7 recording.

To create a 24/7 recording schedule:

  1. Verify that all of the video devices for the SVR to record from are enrolled on your account.
  2. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  3. Click Video.
  4. Click Recording Rules.
  5. Click Local Recordings.
     
    Note: If there is more than one Stream Video Recorder on the account, use the dropdown menu to select the desired Stream Video Recorder.
     
  6. Click Add New Schedule.
  7. Configure the schedule:
    1. In Record from this camera, click to select the camera to record to the Streaming Video Recorder. 
    2. Using the At the following frame rate dropdown menu, select the frame rate. 
    3. Using the At this resolution dropdown menu, select the resolution if the camera supports it. 
    4. Using the At this quality dropdown menu, select the quality. 
    5. In During this time frame, select a time frame for the rule to be active.
    6. To limit the number of days to record:
      1. Click Advanced Options.
      2. Click the Limit the number of days to record toggle switch to enable the limit.
      3. Using the dropdown menu, select the number of days to record.
         
        Note: Recorded video will still be automatically overwritten if you reach your local storage capacity prior to the day limit.
         
      4. Click Save.
  8. Click Save Schedule

This recording schedule tells the camera to also send video to the SVR for 24x7 recording in the local network. The traffic for the camera to the SVR is maintained by your router, which requires the camera and SVR to be on the same local network. The camera continues to be accessible and able to record clips to Alarm.com and remotely view.

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