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    Buying a network camera storage server

    Morning people.

    We've got a initial £5k to start our network IP camera security system so I starting specing up a workstation for storing all the images.

    I've specced up one I would build myself at CCL and it comes to about £600 but obviously it isn't a server.

    Do you reckon I should go for a entry level server instead and just add storage space as I go along?

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    Re: Buying a network camera storage server

    You can't go far wrong buying a Thecus NAS device and configuring them with RAID to get maximum storage. The cost will depending on the size of the disks you put it in it though. Scan has a good range to have a look at.

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    Re: Buying a network camera storage server

    I looked at NAS but the spec for the Axis Camera station I am buying recommends local storage.

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    Re: Buying a network camera storage server

    Depends on how many cameras / frame rate and what kind of hammering it will take. I'm in the process of wheedling for a dedicated camera box myself.

    We have conventional cameras in the corridors and are putting Axis cameras in computer rooms (protecting the new machines ).

    If it's a whole-school (corridors + grounds + rooms) system - go for a server.

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