Fortify Decentralized Surveillance Cameras with Mx-S NAS Enclosures


Many NAS devices can be used to record footage from surveillance cameras, but they’re not designed specifically for surveillance. What makes the Mx-S-NAS2A-8 2-Bay NAS Enclosure and Mx-S-NAS4A-16 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from MOBOTIX unique is that they are designed for the network recording of ONVIF-S cameras and decentralized MOBOTIX cameras. These efficient solutions, complete with secure data storage from a single source, allow for decentralized and centralized video components to be combined. The advantages of intelligent MOBOTIX IoT cameras, such as MxAnalytics or MxAcitvitySensor are retained, while each MxMC workstation can now also be supplemented with the special functions of a mechanical, high-speed PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) camera.

MOBOTIX Mx-S-NAS2A-8 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
Mx-S-NAS2A-8 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

While these NAS devices perform similar functions, there are some hardware similarities and a small number of differences. They are both powered by a 2.0 GHz Intel® Celeron™ Quad-Core processor, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, and 512MB of flash memory. Both enclosures also feature two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, and support Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX. The only limits on the number of MOBOTIX camera channels are technical ones, such as bandwidth, resolution, the number and length of recorded clips, etc.

MOBOTIX Mx-S-NAS4A-16 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
Mx-S-NAS4A-16 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

Fortunately, the differences are small and limited mostly to the number of drive bays, and supported ONVIF-S cameras. The Mx-S-NAS2A-8 has two 3.5"/2.5" SATA III drive bays, supports RAID 0, 1, single, and JBOD, and supports up to eight ONVIF-S camera channels. The Mx-S-NAS4A-16 has four 3.5"/2.5" SATA III drive bays, supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + spare, single, and JBOD, and supports up to 16 ONVIF-S camera channels.

MOBOTIX has designed NAS units that are truly dedicated to recording network video and surveillance.

Are you someone who records network video? Do you have a preferred NVR? How do you think the offerings from MOBOTIX line up? Feel free to leave your comments below.