Tag Archives: storage

How most IP cameras record to NAS – and why it’s not a good thing!

Practically every IP video manufacturer claims their IP cameras can "record directly to NAS", which for the most part is true.  Many take it one step further stating their cameras can "record directly to NASwithout recording software." However, is this a viable solution for professional surveillance systems?

Here we consider the marketing claims and the reality behind those claims...

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Online tools that will dramatically improve your MOBOTIX installations

In this interview you will discover a set of online configuration tools that will save you in setup time, increase the quality and efficiency of your system event recordings and monitor the uptime of your cameras - 24/7.

As I listened to developer, Radu Cristea, it dawned on me that he has encapsulated a decade of MOBOTIX installation experience into workflow practices, that anyone can use, which is going to be an absolute god-send for new integrators and anyone looking for new ways to add genuine value to their installations.

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What’s inside the latest issue of MxInstaller magazine?

That's right, the 92-page edition has been released in Australia and will be made available in USA, UK and France in two weeks.  If you would like to obtain a copy contact your local MOBOTIX supplier or authorized distributor.

This is our biggest issue ever, with 28-pages of tutorials plus a brand new 20-page fast search MOBOTIX product guide. In our investigation articles we discuss the issues surrounding ONVIF and we've also include a comprehensive NAS and hard disk guide.

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Using Synology NAS With MOBOTIX

Synology recently sent MxInstaller a DS1511+ NAS to review.  So in addition to the review we've thrown in a video tutorial to boot.  Before we go into the tutorial, here's a few things you should know...

You can load an enormous 15TB storage into a DS1511+ and it comes equipped with an Intel Atom D525 1.8GHz x86 Processor and 1GB 64-bitDDR2 RAM which would partly explain its incredible performance.  However it's important to keep in mind that any NAS offering a combination of high throughput and large capacity, also has a maximum camera limit. Additionally, the more cameras recording to a storage device, the shorter the life expectancy of the unit, (and we're not just talking about the hard drives).
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Selecting The Right Recording Platform

As distributed storage takes on a more dominant role, the future for manufacturers of IP cameras will hinge on their ability to adapt their technologies with the distributed revolution without being overcome by it.

It's hard to believe that analog video has been the mainstay within the security industry. In saying that, the tide is quickly turning with overall price differences between analog and IP camera systems no longer the major hurdle it once was. Now even the staunchest supporters of the analog-to-DVR platform are realising it’s a case of do or die. It’s not been a willing transition, but something of a commercial necessity, with the market now demanding image quality beyond the capabilities of analog cameras.

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Finding The Right NAS For Your Surveillance System

One of the early difficulties encountered by installers of IP surveillance systems is storage selection. There is a very wide range of choices on the market, and choosing the right solution for your customers - particularly if you’re not already familiar with network storage - can be a daunting task. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key criteria I use when making recommendations for new installations.

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How About A Security Camera With 2TB Recording Capacity?

Being able to record terabytes of video footage inside an IP camera is not too far away thanks to SDXC technology, which has provision for up to 2TB (2000GB) of storage capacity.

The history of digital storage is not as boring as you might imagine. However even if researching technological advancements is not your thing, the outcome of the extraordinary milestones achieved in the last 50 odd years is interesting to everyone, as it means we are getting a lot more for a lot less. Consider that hard drives have gone from costing $10,000 per megabyte to only a few cents.

As a result the proposed issue of bandwidth and storage consumption raised by those who are not so enthusiastic about megapixel cameras, is fast becoming a dead issue. Not only because storage is getting cheaper, we are going to see quantum leaps in both device capacities and miniaturization over the next two years.

Consider this - in 1956 IBM shipped it’s RAMAC 305 system with a 5-megabyte hard drive for a total cost of $50,000. Fast forward to 1980, Seagate offers the ST506, a 5-megabyte hard drive for $1500, which was then considered unbelievable value.
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