Bandwidth and Storage

When designing an IP surveillance system, it’s very important to that you evaluate and calculate bandwidth requirements long before installation. These bandwidth requirements can vary based on a number of factors. Desired resolution, frame rate, and image quality play a role, as the higher you go, the more bandwidth is required. Compression type is another key factor.

Assessing storage demand is equally important. When calculating the amount of storage required, you’ll want to take into account the number of cameras being deployed, image quality, frame rate, type of video compression, and recording time. You’ll also want to determine if recording will be continuous, scheduled, or triggered by events.