Sony has recently introduced new recorders suitable for wide range of IP security applications at offices, banks, retail outlets and transportation centers. The new NSR-series recorders allow for easy configuration and operation of Sony’s network cameras and were designed to easily plug into any environment, large or small, without sacrificing image quality and key features necessary for efficient security. Each offers normal, schedule or motion based recording, time/date or alarm search, audio monitoring, flexible recording/playback capability, RAID (a feature to help prevent data loss), alarm functions, dynamic masking, Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera control and "Hot Spot" monitoring. The recorders feature simultaneous live image monitoring, recording, playback, and data export with a built-in optical media recorder. They are capable of audio recording, monitoring and playing back.