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by aukipc
Sat May 30, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: Rack mount hardware suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 3354

Re: Rack mount hardware suggestions

Just a copy and paste from my previous thread on this, this is my current setup: i3-9100 with 8GB of RAM can run 7 x 4MP and 2 x 2MP cameras @10FPS, 7 day retention no issue, currently using direct to disk (with my W10 PC as the time server so all the cameras are in sync without internet access) and...
by aukipc
Sat May 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Network security: VLAN or Firewall
Replies: 15
Views: 4980

Re: Network security: VLAN or Firewall

Just want to add what my set up is: [*]I have a dual-NIC set up, one NIC is camera LAN, the other NIC is general LAN + WAN. [*]I have a camera VLAN (CCTV feeds + BI PC camera LAN NIC), nothing in my network can communicate to the camera LAN other than the cameras and BI PC NIC, and vice versa. [*]I'...
by aukipc
Thu May 28, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Useful article - how to turn your Windows PC into a time server
Replies: 0
Views: 626

Useful article - how to turn your Windows PC into a time server

I've recently put my system online for the first time and as part of the I've VLAN'd all my cameras and set up a dual-NIC interface on my BI computer so my CCTV LAN is completely isolated from the web and my general LAN. As I'm also doing Direct-to-Disc recording, this meant I had the issue of someh...
by aukipc
Sat May 23, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI

Just an update, i3-9100 with 8GB of RAM can run 7 x 4MP and 2 x 2MP cameras no issue, currently using direct to disk (with my W10 PC as the time server so all the cameras are in sync without internet access) and getting around 4GB total RAM usage and 25% CPU utilization, the onboard GPU is barely at...
by aukipc
Wed May 20, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI

Thanks for the advice!

I found this tool too: https://felenasoft.com/xeoma/en/help/calculator/

Which helps a lot!!
by aukipc
Wed May 20, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI

Deleted - duplicate post.
by aukipc
Tue May 19, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Newbie Camera Recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 7491

Re: Newbie Camera Recommendation

I really can't fault the Hikvision IPC X240 series (X being T for turret, B for bullet etc.) 4MP cameras so really good definition, but work well in low light (e.g. streetlighting) in full colour with very little distortion or noise, I've found they're a really good balance between definition and ni...
by aukipc
Tue May 19, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: PC configuration
Topic: i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

i3-9100 vs i5-6400 for BI

Evening all, Just about narrowed down by second BI build (one at my parents and one at my place now) but suddenly having a tough time working out what CPU to use. My system will be 7 x 4MP and 2 x 2MP cameras, 24/7 recording, 10FPS with a 5FPS live view one a single monitor, so around 320MP/s, using...