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    CCTV Server Software

    So far I have tried -

    BlueIris - Great but a massive CPU hog on my Microserver, would be perfect otherwise.
    Milestone - Good CPU usage but very hit and miss on camera stability and recording. Cameras drop out for a few seconds and come back, recording just fails for no reason.

    Anyone used something with a mix of both?

    I have 2x 1080p and 1x VGA cameras that need to do motion detection recording.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    I use Contacam.
    We have very simple requirements but this software is free and great.
    Supports motion detection and ensures we have 2 weeks of video logs and then deletes them.

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    What do you run it on? What's its CPU load like with motion detection?

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    Its running on a E6405 server with 4 GB of memory and monitors 2 cameras with motion detection and constant recording with 15% utilization.

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    Sounds ok, will try it on my server.

    Thanks

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    At work we use Exacqvision. It's a pay for solution that scales really well and barely touches the CPU. A free one that I use at home is iSpy; it can be rough on CPU, but does motion recording, remote access, etc, etc.

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    We have Milestone and conpletely agree about recording being hit or miss. Really not reliable and people warp all over the place at times

    Looking for new software ourselves, we have 25 cameras though

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    Odd to hear about Milestone in such a way - found it to be heavier than some on the client CPU side but never had any issues with it as far as camera stability go. What kind of cameras are you running and what are network speeds like?

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    We have 20 odd cameras on milestone and don't see the issues you are describing with it.

    Ben

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    I stuck with milestone but tinkered with the setup of the cameras and have had much better success.

    I turned off the two way mics and reduced the bitrate and fps and they perform much better.

    Cameras are 2mp 1080p's, network is pure Gb.
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    Shouldn't be recording any sound anyway.

    What compression codecs do the cameras support? h.264?

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    yes, h.264

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    We use BlueIris - it's fine on any decent processor (aka not whatever you're likely to have in a microserver!)
    At home I use zoneminder. Complicated and a pain in the backside to configure properly, and not user friendly.
    ISpy was crashy as hell, diabolical.

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    H.264 is processor intensive but lower bandwidth than mjpeg.

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