Hardware sufficient for 7 Cameras?

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Godot
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Hardware sufficient for 7 Cameras?

Post by Godot » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:33 am

Hello

I am relatively new to Zoneminder and between beginner and semi in Linux.

I currently have 7 cameras (4x Reolink 410 with 2560x1920 and 3x Sricam with 1280x720) running on an old Dell Studio XPS 8100 (i5@3.2Mhz with 16GB Ram) on a Debian system with Docker (dlandon-Image), currently without hooks, event notification, etc.

Before I go deeper into the matter: is it basically possible with this hardware combination to save all camera streams at the same time, receive notifications with facial/plate recognition and also work smoothly to check the Events?

Thanks

burger
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Re: Hardware sufficient for 7 Cameras?

Post by burger » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:22 am

Going to depend upon FPS / analysis settings.

You can try to add things, and scale back FPS / resolution as needed.

These systems are quite flexible.
fastest way to test streams:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<ipaddress>:554/path output.mp4
from terminal, and run through paths on ispydb or in zm hcl

If you are new to cctv, read this:
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Dummies_Guide

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