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Considering bandwidth

Published by Margeaux on December 22, 2011 3:39 PM

It is a common misconception that video surveillance systems consume vast amounts of bandwidth. Unlike downloading video from the internet, streaming IP video over a network generally doesn't eat up bandwidth.

To calculate network requirements for a video surveillance system, begin by figuring out your viewing and recording needs. This entails quantity of cameras, type of compression, resolution and frame rate. When bandwidth proves to be a concern, consider recording and storing video locally. Many cameras feature a built in Micro SD/SDHC card slot for storing video clips and images. Depending on the specifics needs of a surveillance site, you can also reduce bandwidth consumption by reducing frame rate and image quality or altering the recording schedule.

In short, IP video often doesn't consume nearly as much bandwidth as is often assumed. Our video surveillance experts can help you develop a camera system that won't drain your resources.

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