A Synology NAS drive was the missing link in my home security system

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Mi 360 Home Security Camera 2K Pro front showing open lens

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Security camera footage is only as good as what you can do with it. Most cloud-connected cameras offer motion detection-based clips and, in some cases, a few extra days of recording locked behind a subscription service. Usually, if you need additional features or long-term video retention, the best go-to solution is an IP camera paired up with a network video recorder to store videos on a hard drive. However, there’s a better way to do this.

We’ve previously talked about NAS drives and how some of the best Network Attached Storage devices on the market go above and beyond simple storage-related use cases. Synology makes some of the most feature-packed consumer and business-grade NAS solutions on the market. Most of them also ship with a built-in security package that can match most entry-to-mid level NVR options.