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    IP CCTV Camera Systems

    I am currently looking into bringing in a newIP CCTV system (along side old one for the time being!) Hopefully we can find some opensource software to install on a machine with probly 4 2tb disks with raid 0 in a pc case. Have looked around the internet quickly as have seen a few different pieces out there zoneminder being one.

    Anybody use any freesoftware's out there?

    Toby

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    Sorry I havent come across any opensource software but if you Speak to Mark Power @ Net-Ctrl

    http://www.net-ctrl.co.uk/articles/9...CTV/Page1.html

    I tested Mobotix last year, its amazing kit! some of the cameras let you and record in 360 degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenlong1985 View Post
    Speak to Mark Power @ Net-Ctrl

    Mobotix nothing like CCTV
    i'd rather go for something free from what i can see there its all needs purchasing

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    We use a piece of software called BlueIris. 1 license costs about £35. We have it running on 2 machines one machine runs a quadcore which happily runs 9 cameras.

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    How many cameras are you looking at?

    Milestone do a free version of their software which will do 8 cameras, the next level up is essentials which will do 26 cameras costs 1 euro but you do have to buy a licence for each camera you get 2 camera licences and the software itself for 79 euros of somewhere around that.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    How many cameras are you looking at?

    Milestone do a free version of their software which will do 8 cameras, the next level up is essentials which will do 26 cameras costs 1 euro but you do have to buy a licence for each camera you get 2 camera licences and the software itself for 79 euros of somewhere around that.

    Ben
    yeah i saw that after i posted - then thought derr u stupid idiot!!

    Will look into that tomorrow - we currrently have 14 cameras around the school but many are not working/need replacing and rather then get a company and pay them money due to the budget cuts we are looking at an in house solution

    Will also take a look at blueiris see what looks best/slt are happy with - got some old desktops will test with for a start

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    I have to manage over 90 cameras in a football stadium.
    There are 6 DVR's using Kodicom Software with a mix of PTZ and static units.
    I dread to think how much it cost them and it doesn't seem to come close to the Mobotix stuff we have in schools.
    Some have been in 24/7 service for 3 years now and never missed a frame.

    At the stadium the guy is in every week changing something.
    If I had the choice I'd rip it all out and fit the Mobotix everywhere.
    Yes the Mobotix stuff is not cheap, but everything you need is embedded and there are a wide range of lens options too.
    But as youre talking open source, I guess the budget isnt there for Mobotix...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    I have to manage over 90 cameras in a football stadium.
    There are 6 DVR's using Kodicom Software with a mix of PTZ and static units.
    I dread to think how much it cost them and it doesn't seem to come close to the Mobotix stuff we have in schools.
    Some have been in 24/7 service for 3 years now and never missed a frame.

    At the stadium the guy is in every week changing something.
    If I had the choice I'd rip it all out and fit the Mobotix everywhere.
    Yes the Mobotix stuff is not cheap, but everything you need is embedded and there are a wide range of lens options too.
    But as youre talking open source, I guess the budget isnt there for Mobotix...
    no its actually - we can stop paying the 1k support contract! and then i get the fun of sorting it!

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    I posted here a while ago with a nice bit of free (although possibly not open source) software I found. The original thread is here: FREE CCTV Recording Software (IP and/or Webcam)

    I should probably re-state I have no connection to the software/maker - just a happy user!

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    Hi Glennda,

    This platform is worth a look and is very functionally rich. It is free up to 16 channels with the only limitation being that you can only archive up to 1TB worth of storage.

    Axxon Next: Open Platform IP Video Management Software

    It supports all the major camera brands and video servers for adding any analogue cameras. 1 TB in Mpeg 4 or h.264 should give you plenty of storage mind. We've installed this free software at a couple of sites who needed a hand and no budget and it worked a treat.

    I would say that this is better than the Milestone free software as that restricts you to 5days storage.

    Hope that is of use.

    If you have any questions just let me know.

    Kind regards

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I'm afraid 18 months too late and I've left
    Not bad. Ok note to self, check dates of posts. I saw January the 5th, put 2 and 2 together and bingo, 2 years late.

    Sorry about that.

    Well hopefully someone will find it useful.


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    We are now installing a HIKVision set of cameras and recorder. Works really well and pricing is very good.

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