Synology NVR1218 Network Video Recorder

Synology Part #/MPN: NVR1218

DiscTech Item #: SYN-NVR1218-BN-3Y

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Interface Types: SATA, eSATA External, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 3.1 3.2, Ethernet RJ45, HDMI, 3.5mm Headphone

Form Factor: 3.5inx1.0in LFF Hard Drive

Electrical Interface: Ethernet Gigabit - 1Gbps

On-Board Cache: 1GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 2

Wattage/VA: 60W

Voltage: 110-240V Multi

Resolution: 1920x1080

Synology NVR1218 12 Channel 2-Bay Network Video Recorder - Diskless - Brand New

Synology NV1218 12-Channel Network Video Recorder includes...

  • Embedded NVR SoC dual-core 1.0GHz CPU
  • 1GB DDR3 Ram
  • 12 x Channel Numbers
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • 1 x Ethernet RJ45 1GbE LAN ports
  • 1 x HDMI Video Output
  • 2 x 3.5mm audio jack (input/output)
  • 1 x COM (for POS system connection)
  • 2 drive bays, expandable to 7 when paired with an expansion unit
  • accepts 3.5" SATA hard drives.

Network Video Recorder NVR1218
Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one and energy efficient private surveillance solution with HDMI output for PC-less management and live monitoring. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams. Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction records with surveillance recordings.

Standalone, All-in-one Surveillance Solution
Synology Network Video Recorder NVR1218 is an all-in-one surveillance solution with a 1080p HDMI interface for monitoring, managing, and storing surveillance videos. You can watch surveillance recordings and configure IP camera settings directly on Surveillance Station without using a computer. NVR1218 supports up to 12 channels of 720p/30FPS camera streams.

NVR1218 can be deployed and setup easily without a computer and Internet connection1 ,which is convenient for first-time system installation in remote or secure locations without external network access. NVR1218 supports Point of Sales (POS) systems via a dedicated COM port, allowing NVR1218 to be integrated with transaction systems to enable video indexing capability against transaction records.

24/7 Security Solution
Synology Surveillance Station offers a centralized interface to manage IP cameras deployed in your workplace. Easily setup and enable secure remote access to Surveillance Station via computers or the DS cam mobile app to monitor real-time camera streams and to view recorded events and snapshots. The hassle-free interface features an optimized live view experience with on-screen controls, smart analytic tools like motion detection, and an alert system that sends notifications through DS cam, SMS, and e-mail.

Rich Compatibility and User-friendly Operation
Powered by Synology Surveillance Station, NVR1218 supports more than 5,600 IP cameras from 100 renowned brands and ONVIF Profile S and Profile G, allowing flexible system deployment options.

NVR1218 also supports navigating between different camera streams with a USB mouse, keyboard, or joystick. The audio input and output ports allow microphone and speaker connections for two-way voice communication via audio-enabled cameras. In the event of a power failure, NVR1218 can be paired with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for safe power down.

Expandable Storage for Growing Needs
NVR1218 supports Synology Expansion Unit DX5172 to support up to 7 hard drives. With DX517 connected, users are able to create a RAID 5 or RAID 6 volume for enhanced storage resiliency and larger usable space.

Wallet-Friendly and Energy-Efficient
NVR1218 is engineered with energy efficiency in mind. It is extremely quiet and requires only 13.64W during operation. As a PC-less surveillance solution, NVR1218 economizes on both equipment and energy costs in the long-run.

All Synology products are produced with RoHS compliant parts and packed with recyclable packing materials. Synology acknowledges the responsibility as a global citizen to continually work towards reducing the environmental impact of every product.


  • Standalone surveillance solution with 1080p HDMI output
  • Easy installation without a computer and Internet connection
  • Point of Sale (POS) system support combines business transaction records with surveillance recordings
  • 4 free camera licenses included, supports up to 12 cameras
  • Mobile apps ready for on-the-go surveillance
  • Power-saving NVR runs below 15W
  • Expandable storage capacity up to 7 HDDs with DX517

Synology Network Video Recorder
Model NumberNVR1218
ConfigurationNVR1218 supports up to 12 cameras in total and comes with 4 camera licenses pre-installed.
CPUEmbedded NVR SoC dual-core 1.0GHz
MemoryDDR3 1GB
Compatible drive type3.5” SATA x 2 (Hard drives not included)
External port
  • USB 3.0 x 1
  • USB 2.0 x 2
  • eSATA x 1
  • HDMI x 1
  • 3.5mm audio jack x 2 (input/output)
  • COM x 1 (for POS system connection)
  • Supported video output resolution1920 x 1080 (1080p), 60 Hz
    Size (HxWxD)165 x 100 x 225.5 mm>
    Weight0.9 kg / 1.98lbs
    LANGigabit (RJ-45) x 1
    Supported USB devicesUSB storage, keyboard, mouse, joystick, uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
    System fan4 (80 x 80 x 32 mm)
    AC input power voltage100V to 240V AC/td>
    Power frequency50/60Hz, single phase
    Operating temperature
  • Adapter: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
  • Chassis: 5 °C to 45 °C (40 °F to 113 °F)
  • Storage temperature-20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
    Relative humidity5% to 95% RH
    Power consumption13.64 W, 46.57 BTU/hr
    Agency certificationsFCC Class B, CE Class B, BSMI Class B
    General specification
    File system
  • Internal: ext4
  • External: ext4, ext3, FAT, NTFS, HFS+ (read only)
  • Supported RAID type
  • Synology Hybrid RAID (SHR)
  • Basic
  • JBOD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5 (with Synology Expansion Unit DX517)
  • RAID 6 (with Synology Expansion Unit DX517)
  • Storage management
  • Maximum single volume size: 16TB
  • Maximum internal volume: 256
  • Maximum shared folder: 256
  • Surveillance Station
    Maximum IP camera12 Channels (360FPS at 720p)
    IP Camera support
  • Video codec: MJPEG, MPEG-4, MxPEG, H.264, and H.265 (MxPEG and H.265 do not support Local Display)
  • Audio codec: PCM, AAC, AMR, G.711, and G.726
  • Camera bit-rate fine-tuning via constant and variable bit-rate control
  • ONVIF™ 2.6, Profile S certified, Profile G for edge recording
  • Live View
  • Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) support with configurable PTZ speed
  • On-screen camera controls: camera zoom, focus, iris adjustment, auto pan, and auto object tracking
  • E-Map, Snapshot, and Snapshot Editor supported for instant editing after taking a snapshot
  • Video quality settings: bit-rate control, image quality, resolution, and FPS
  • Joystick support for easy navigation
  • Alert panel for a quick display of the most recently triggered events
  • Customizable layout and sequential camera view support
  • Recording
  • Supported recording modes: manual, continuous, motion detection, I/O alarm, action rule, and customized
  • Recording formats: MP4
  • The customized recording mode can be configured as a combination of conditional events, including motion detection, audio detection, tampering detection, and alarm input
  • Edge recording on the SD card of certain supported cameras
  • Configurable pre-recording and post-recording time
  • Playback
  • Customizable layouts for playback in Timeline
  • Playback controls include pause, stop, previous recording, next recording, fast forward, slow motion, frame by frame, and digital zoom in/out
  • Embedded watermark for evidence integrity
  • Image enhancements including brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness (web client only)
  • Management
  • • Create and manage different user privileges
  • Rotate recorded videos by archived days or storage size
  • Event notification supported via SMS, E-mail, and mobile devices via DS cam
  • Recordings can be backed up to an external storage or remote server
  • Built-in NTP server
  • Supported tunnel: MPEG-4, H264 via RTSP over TCP, UDP, and HTTP
  • iOS/Android™ applicationsDS file, DS finder, DS cam
    Other packagesFile Station, VPN Server, Storage Analyzer, Hyper Backup
    Surveillance desktop client supportWindows 7 and 10, Mac OS X® 10.11 onwards
    Supported browsers Internet Explorer® 11 (excluding Microsoft Edge), Safari® 10 onwards
    Interface languageEnglish, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Dansk, Norsk, Svensk, Nederlands, Русский, Polski, Magyar, Português do Brasil, Português Europeu, Türkçe, Český
    Environment and Packaging
    Environment safetyRoHS compliant
    Package content
  • NVR1218 main unit
  • AC power adapter
  • RJ-45 LAN cable
  • USB installation dongle
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Accessory pack
  • Optional accessoriesSynology Expansion Unit DX517, Surveillance Device License Pack

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 3 lb

    Warranty: 3 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

    Condition Levels Explained

    The product is brand new.

    3 Year Manufacturer Warranty

    Product Warranties Explained

    The product has a manufacturer warranty for the time period specified.