A Time Lapse recorder is one of the most important components of a surveillance system. Time Lapse recorders are highly durable recording machines made to operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year using standard VHS tapes. These professional recorders are made with the finest quality parts and industrial decks. Some of their main features are event reordering, super fast time and date search, time and date generator and real time recording. Time Lapse recorders have the recording capability from 12 hours to 1280 hours. Time Lapse recorder can be triggered by an external alarm, which will cause the unit to switch to recording mode.