+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Physical Security Thread, CCTV Server Software in Technical; So far I have tried - BlueIris - Great but a massive CPU hog on my Microserver, would be perfect ...
  1. #1

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,530
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 500 Times in 307 Posts
    Rep Power
    220

    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

  2. #2
    Galway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 313 Times in 221 Posts
    Rep Power
    101
    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.

  3. Thanks to Galway from:

    CHR1S (14th October 2013)

  4. #3

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,530
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 500 Times in 307 Posts
    Rep Power
    220
    What do you run it on? What's its CPU load like with motion detection?

  5. #4
    Galway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 313 Times in 221 Posts
    Rep Power
    101
    Its running on a E6405 server with 4 GB of memory and monitors 2 cameras with motion detection and constant recording with 15% utilization.

  6. Thanks to Galway from:

    CHR1S (14th October 2013)

  7. #5

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,530
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 500 Times in 307 Posts
    Rep Power
    220
    Sounds ok, will try it on my server.

    Thanks

  8. #6
    Duke5A's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    818
    Thank Post
    84
    Thanked 136 Times in 116 Posts
    Blog Entries
    8
    Rep Power
    32
    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.

  9. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    West Midlands
    Posts
    30
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    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

  10. #8
    round2it's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,034
    Thank Post
    204
    Thanked 155 Times in 112 Posts
    Rep Power
    40

  11. #9
    jamesfed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    2,212
    Thank Post
    138
    Thanked 346 Times in 292 Posts
    Rep Power
    90
    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?

  12. #10

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    722
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432
    We have 20 odd cameras on milestone and don't see the issues you are describing with it.

    Ben

  13. #11

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,530
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 500 Times in 307 Posts
    Rep Power
    220
    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.
    Last edited by CHR1S; 24th October 2013 at 01:02 PM.

  14. #12

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    722
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432
    Shouldn't be recording any sound anyway.

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

    Ben

  15. #13

    CHR1S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    4,530
    Thank Post
    1,622
    Thanked 500 Times in 307 Posts
    Rep Power
    220
    yes, h.264

  16. #14

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,227
    Thank Post
    603
    Thanked 1,092 Times in 840 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    485
    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.

  17. Thanks to synaesthesia from:

    CHR1S (24th October 2013)

  18. #15

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,580
    Thank Post
    722
    Thanked 1,684 Times in 1,499 Posts
    Rep Power
    432
    H.264 is processor intensive but lower bandwidth than mjpeg.

    Ben

  19. Thanks to plexer from:

    CHR1S (24th October 2013)

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. FREE CCTV Recording Software (IP and/or Webcam)
    By mb2k01 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12th September 2012, 09:47 PM
  2. Home server software
    By Little-Miss in forum General Chat
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 1st December 2008, 02:43 PM
  3. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 13th April 2008, 08:31 PM
  4. Windows 2000 server & software deployment
    By iSteve in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 18th April 2007, 08:25 AM
  5. Zoneminder - Linux CCTV Server
    By plexer in forum *nix
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25th August 2006, 08:13 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •