Planning the bandwidth requirements of an IP video surveillance project is among the most critical design steps, similar in importance to placing the cameras. Without careful planning ahead of time, the surveillance system might end up with a bandwidth bottleneck.
Bandwidth availability is a primary concern for any network, and video surveillance systems are no exception. Many factors affect security camera bandwidth, such as video compression, image quality, complexity of the video scene, video resolution, frame rate, and number of cameras and clients.
The best way to predict your real bandwidth requirements is to pilot a small number of IP surveillance cameras. Run them for a short period of time, review the video outcome, and make any necessary adjustments for the key factors mentioned in this whitepaper. This is the most practical way to help you plan your infrastructure and needed equipment accordingly.
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