This article, the first of a series, is an opportunity to take a substantial first step towards finding answers to your questions.
It's all well and good designing a fantastic CCTV system but if you don't have the bandwidth infrastructure to support what you've envisioned or the HDD storage capacity to record for as long as you need, then you could get stung.
We have many customers who are very surprised by the amount of storage required to record high-resolution cameras continuously for example, Bandwidth efficient frame design it's a bitter dose of reality when they discover that the cost of recording multiple 4K cameras for 60 days can become outlandish very quickly!
Thankfully, there are plenty of calculators available online that use linear equations to give an approximation of your storage and bandwidth requirements with a given set of variables, such as resolution and frame rate.
Very straightforward to use, and it has proven very useful. Worth checking out - it's free! It's a paid-for service, with a much wider toolkit and frequent updates available compared to the condensed version on our blog.
Overkill for most, but very useful for any installers. Manufacturer's Own Calculator - Many manufacturers develop their own bandwidth and storage calculators to supplement their product line, and often these provide the most comprehensive support for first-party features.
Useful for one-manufacturer systems. These calculators are only approximate. Actual storage and bandwidth requirements can vary greatly based on image complexity, motion in the scene and camera quality. Use any figures from a calculator as guidance only.
I'll cover what each setting you're likely to encounter means below. Here is an image of the calculator embedded into our blog with some common settings. You will also need 17Mbps of available bandwidth to access the cameras, which should be fine for most local networks but could prove a struggle for remote access - most of our upload bandwidths are quite low in comparison to our download.
This is often surprising for a lot of people, especially since most of us are used to smaller storage requirements of your average home PC. Now, we have H. Each of the options you are likely to encounter with any calculator are covered below.
This figure is the number of pixels each frame will contain and in what format. Increasing the resolution will directly increase the size of each frame, and thus the bandwidth and storage required to record from the camera. For most cameras nowadays, this will be H.
I'd always recommend selecting H. An FPS of 15 gives you 15 still images per second of a suspect, which is often plenty enough to pick one or two optimal ones from. Increasing the FPS of your camera, like resolution, will greatly increase its bandwidth and storage requirements.
The opposite is true when decreasing FPS. In the above example, I'm calculating options for a CCTV system comprised of six cameras to retain footage for 14 days, which is typically plenty for a residential application.
The calculator will then display the amount of storage and bandwidth I'd need to achieve this. As mentioned above, increasing the resolution of your cameras can drastically increase the storage requirements of your system. In the below example, I've increased the resolution of the six cameras from x 2MP to x 4MP and kept the other settings the same.
The previous x results are present for comparison's sake. The same can be seen when you increase the FPS of the cameras instead. As previously discussed, a high frame rate is often unnecessary in CCTV, especially considering the increased costs of storage and network infrastructure as a result.
Of course, if you increased both the resolution AND the frames per second of the cameras, your requirements would increase even further. Increasing the Days of Recording will also of course directly increase the required storage space to record for the greater amount of days bandwidth will remain the same.
If 14 days of recording at these settings requires Very helpful at getting a feel for your requirements! For a small system, this is often fine, but for medium-large systems or installers this can prove a headache. As discussed, JVSG also produce a paid-for bandwidth and storage calculator we use in the office, called IP Video System Design Tool which allows you to mix-and-match cameras of different settings, as per below.bandwidth-efficient modulation methods that directly modulated the carrier were being developed, which, along with improved data formatting methods (e.g., packet transfer frame telemetry) to handle the multiple channel separa-.
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IP Video System Design Tool - This is the full version of the above bandwidth and storage calculator from JVSG which we use in the office. It's a paid-for service, with a much wider toolkit and frequent updates available compared to the condensed version on our blog.
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