Synology® DVA1622 Enables AI Video Surveillance for Homes and Small Businesses

Synology today announced the launch of the DVA1622 NVR, expanding its line of premium deep learning network video recorders for smaller deployments. Synology has already launched the DVA3221 four-bay device, giving SMBs access to an AI-based surveillance solution. With the new two-bay device, the DVA1622 presents for the first time an AI-based scanning option, for example facial recognition has become available for small businesses and households.

A solution adapted to local use

The DVA1622 model allows home users, shop owners and others to use two simultaneous smart analytics tasks while monitoring up to 16 cameras at the same time in the smallest possible device. But that’s not all.

Unlike its big brother, the DVA1622 supports HDMI output for up to 16 streams to one display and local control via two USB ports, eliminating the need for IT monitoring and deployment management.

“We designed the DVA1622 specifically with the needs of small businesses and home users in mind,” said Tony Lin, CCTV Product Manager, Synology Inc. “That means not only selecting the right capacity size, but also adding additional features to ensure it can be used with a monitor, mouse and keyboard as a universal standalone monitoring solution.”

More than just identifying threats

Deep Learning Video Analytics (DVA) tasks can help you increase security by actively recognizing specific threats based on your configuration. They can also reduce the effort needed to secure facilities by providing more accurate and filtered alarms, such as warning users that only people or vehicles are moving. Deep learning analytics can help automate certain aspects of facility management, such as identifying authorized people or calculating occupancy. It can also help you generate statistics and other useful information.

More security at home

Receiving timely alerts is key to preventing intrusions. With one or two of DVA’s tasks, homeowners can transform their home surveillance system from a simple surveillance recording into an active threat detection system that alerts you when suspicious activity is detected.

Many homes have poorly secured gardens, driveways, sheds and roofs at ground level, which a thief can easily break into. However, setting motion detection for open areas can lead to many false notifications as pets, vendors, and other factors trigger the alarms.

The DVA1622 supports an intrusion detection function that can correctly identify situations and directions where people or vehicles cross the boundaries of the predefined area, such as the top of a fence. People and vehicle detection scans cameras for people or cars and alerts you when they enter or remain in an area for a specified period of time.

Small shops and hotels

CCTV not only helps protect businesses, but also allows you to manage your facilities more efficiently. DVA functions help identify people near the facility, so you can ensure only personnel enter restricted areas, occupancy limits are not exceeded, and there are no there are no unauthorized vehicles in the private car parks.

Facial recognition allows businesses to build a visitor and employee database and automatically identify visitors who require special attention or are unemployed in restricted areas. People counting can be used to calculate the number of guests as well as the total number of people present in the building. When too many people enter a certain area, congestion alerts can alert employees on the spot. Using license plate recognition, the DVA1622 can alert owners when non-member or employee vehicles are in the parking lot.

Security Monitoring Ecosystem

The DVA1622 is equipped with the Surveillance Station 9.0 video management system offering the latest and greatest surveillance solutions. With support for over 8,300 new and legacy cameras, plus more ONVIF models, migrating from other solutions is very easy. Simple setup wizards automate setup, allowing you to quickly get your device up and running. Surveillance Station also offers integration with I/O modules, audio systems, door controllers, and other surveillance devices to make security systems truly interactive, as well as with other Synology systems.

Surveillance data is safe in the event of an outage with automatic backup to Synology NAS and dual recording from IP cameras to second device or cloud with C2 Surveillance service. It’s easy to protect your videos from theft, piracy or unauthorized use with hardware and device encryption, HTTPS and SRTP support, live watermarking and integrity authentication tools .

Need DVA1622 as part of a larger deployment? With the Central Management System (CMS) Monitoring Station, you can manage, maintain, update, and protect multiple to hundreds of Synology DVA, NVR, and NAS devices from a central management server. Process video in your edge devices while maintaining central control and remote server maintenance from an efficient console.


The DVA1622 is now available from Synology resellers and partners.

  1. Expandable to 14 bays with two 5-bay DX517 expansion units, available separately.
  2. Each device includes 8 surveillance device licenses. Additional licenses are required to support up to 16 IP cameras.
  3. Each device includes 8 surveillance device licenses. Additional licenses are required to support up to 32 IP cameras.
  4. Facial recognition, license plate recognition, and some intrusion detection settings consume system resources equivalent to two DVA tasks.

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