DVR Recovery Forensics


Forensicon can often recover deleted data using DVR recovery forensics.

Surveillance and DVR systems have grown in popularity over the years. It feels like you can’t walk a single city block without being recorded by some video recording device. As their popularity has grown, so too has the amount of information extracted and used in legal disputes. We can preserve and extract video, including deleted data, from a number of different devices, by utilizing DVR recovery forensics.

Most surveillance systems now ship with hard drives that are upwards of 1 Terabyte. For example, a single 500 Gigabyte hard drive could hold more than 1,000 hours of video. The amount of data each system can store depends on the a number of settings including how many feeds (cameras), the quality of the video being recorded, and if the system records constantly or only when motion is detected. We have recovered video footage for personal injury, property destruction, and wrongful death cases.

 What Our Clients Have To Say


The footage you were able to extract included a couple extra camera feeds that the police had missed at the time they performed their own independent forensic investigation. I will certainly keep your office in mind should we need forensic assistance again in the future.

– Attorney, Bollinger Connolly Krause LLC


FAQs on DVR Recovery Forensics

How do I give myself best chances for recovery?

Immediately upon an incident occurring, the hard drives contained inside the DVR system should be removed and stored in a safe location until they are analyzed. Most current systems allow for connecting additional storage to allow you to continue monitoring your property without significant disruption to your operations. The drives should not be powered up or booted by any other system until they are forensically preserved.

What information does Forensicon need to give me an estimate?

It is extremely helpful if you have the following information available when calling us to discuss your case: make and model of the device, size of the hard drive, and if data has been deleted.

 Where should I send the hard drive(s)?

Once we have been retained, you should securely package the hard drive(s) and ship it to our Chicago lab. Please use a shipping service that allows for tracking the package.


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