Storage Selection Guide 2022

CCTV Handbook 2022 Storage Selection Guide, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring


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All | BCD | Bosch | Dahua Technology | Genetec | Hikvision | NUUO | TVT | Western Digital



Brand: BCD

Model: BCD – 1800R

* Up to 384 TB and up to 450 channels; Up to 2614 Mbps recording rate; SSD & SATA drives; RAID options: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10; Redundant power

Type of solution: Storage appliance

System type: Server-based

Maximum number of cameras supported: 450

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: Up to 450 channels at 2614 Mbps,10 Gb NIC (24-bay)

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Mac desktop; Web browser interface; Windows desktop

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: 384 TB raw storage

Backup options/services: All compatible

Integration with other systems: All systems integratable

Licensing: Software dependent

Warranty: Five years

Contact: Alex Penhaligon [email protected] +27 66 257 0496



Brand: Bosch

Distributors: Use dealer search on www.boschsecurity.com/xf/en to locate your nearest authorised dealer

Model: Bosch Video - Cloud VMS

* Operated, secured, maintained by Bosch as a multi-tenant or dedicated cloud VMS with 24/7 support; Scalable from single cameras to unlimited number of sites and cameras from Bosch or third parties; Encrypted communication between cameras, cloud and clients

Type of solution: Cloud service

System type: Cloud-based

Maximum number of cameras supported: Scalable from single cameras to unlimited number of sites and cameras from Bosch or third parties for multi-location use-cases

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Web browser interface; Windows desktop; Other

Maximum number of concurrent users: Unlimited

Additional security features: Regular security updates to comply with latest security requirements; End-to-end security approach is based on certificates from each individual camera to the individual workstation; Encrypted communication between cameras, cloud and clients; Integrated in the Bosch CERT/PSIRT (Product Security Incident Report Team); Connectivity powered by the Bosch Security Cloud

Hardware format: Other

Storage type: Storage sizes from 50 GB to 1 TB per camera

Backup options/services: SD card

Camera configuration & management features: Management and configuration is via the Bosch Remote Portal. Firmware updates; Camera configuration/backup

Camera video stream protocols: H.264, AAC

Data export formats: MP4, AVI

Intelligent analytics or services included: Bosch IVA & EVA analytical suite on board the Bosch cameras

Integration with other systems: Bosch or third parties for multi-location use-cases

Licensing: Annual licence purchase

Additional information: Remote management and maintenance, alarm management helps to make quick decisions to prevent incidents, and flexible recording options (local, cloud or hybrid)

Contact: Quintin Van Den Berg [email protected] +27 11 651 9600



Brand: Dahua Technology

Distributors: Reditron, IDS, Top CCTV, Security Warehouse, Stafix

Model: IVSS7108-1M

* Max 400 Mbps incoming bandwidth; Up to 12-channel AI IVS, two-channel face recognition with normal IPC; Up to 40-channel face recognition with face detection IPC; Up to 12-channel video metadata

Type of solution: Network Video Recorder (IP cameras supported only)

System type: Standalone, Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported: 128 Cameras @ 1080p 30 fps

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: Up to 32 MP

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Mac desktop; Web browser interface; Windows desktop; DSS Platform

Maximum number of concurrent users: 128 channels

Additional security features: Supports email find back password. Supports HTTPS.

Hardware format: Rack mountable, Standalone appliance

Storage type: SATA 16 TB

Backup options/services: USB device/network/HDD/eSATA device

Video inputs: 4 RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mbps self-adaptive Ethernet ports

Camera configuration & management features: HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, IPv4, RTSP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, P2P

Camera video stream protocols: Smart H.265+, Smart H.264+, H.265, H.264

Data export formats: DAV, MP4, AVI

Intelligent analytics or services included: Device face detection, face recognition, video metadata, IVS (tripwire, intrusion, crowd gathering, loitering detection, parking detection), people counting, smoking detection, call detection, ANPR etc.

Integration with other systems: ONVIF, RTSP, Sony, Panasonic, Axis, Arecont, Pelco, Canon, Samsung. Integrated with VMS systems from Milestone, AxxonSoft, Genetec, Cathexis etc.

Warranty: Up to five years

Additional information: Supports any ONVIF-compliant camera, making it easy to equip traditional cameras with AI capabilities. Suitable for large-scale projects

Contact: [email protected] +27 10 593 3242



Brand: NUUO

Model: CT- 8000R

* Records up to 256 megapixel cameras per recording server; Supports throughput up to 500 Mbps; Up to 128 channels; 8 x HDD supported to max of 128 TB; Supports RAID 0,1, 5, 6 and 10

Type of solution: Hybrid Recorder (both analogue and IP cameras directly supported)

System type: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported: 128 channels @ 2 MP

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: Camera and resource dependent

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Web browser interface; Windows desktop

Maximum number of concurrent users: Unlimited client connection and unlimited live viewing/playback. It manages up to 320 connections per server.

Additional security features: Authorisation management: Manage function privilege and device access permissions with unlimited roles, users and user groups. Also supports dual authentication; Customised login period by users; Privilege by function

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: 8 X SATA II, max 16 TB each

Backup options/services: External storage through iSCSI and NFS

Video inputs: 2 x gigabit port, RJ45 (10/100/1000 Mbps)

Camera configuration & management features: NTP

Camera video stream protocols: Multiple codec support: H.265, H.264, MJPEG, MPEG4 and MxPEG

Data export formats: Save video clips into AVI, ASF; export video with third-party data overlay

Intelligent analytics or services included: Linux intelligent video analytics (optional licence): counting, tamper, camera calibration, object classification, camera shake elimination, presence (tripwire), enter and exit, appear and disappear, dwell, tailgating, stop

Integration with other systems: Multiple third-party integration

Licensing: Once-off purchase

Warranty: Three years

Additional information: Supports third-party point of sale, access control, licence plate recognition and facial recognition

Contact: Sales [email protected] +27 11 469 3598



Brand: TVT

Model: TD-3332H4-16P-A1

* 32-channel embedded NVR with 16-port plug-and-play PoE; Support up to 4 x HDD; Target detection with ANPR and face recognition; Powerful mobile application; Cloud service with push notifications

Type of solution: Network Video Recorder (IP cameras supported only)

System type: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported: 32 cameras @ 8 MP resolution

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: 12 MP resolution to a max of 256 MB/s total load

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Mac desktop; Web browser interface; Windows desktop

Maximum number of concurrent users: 20

Additional security features: User management and startup wizard forcing you to change password

Hardware format: Rack mountable, Standalone appliance

Storage type: 4 x SATA / 10 TB each

Backup options/services: USB/FTP or Web and software

Video inputs: 16 plug-and-play ports (RJ45)

Camera configuration & management features: TCP / IP, PPPoE, DHCP, DNS, DDNS, UPnP, NTP, SMTP, HTTP, HTTPs, 802.1x, ONVIF, etc.

Camera video stream protocols: H.265S/H.265+/H.265/H.264

Data export formats: AVI or proprietary DVR

Intelligent analytics or services included: Face detection, ANPR, target detection with complete statistics and database on recorder

Warranty: Three years

Contact: Sales [email protected] +27 11 469 3598



Brand: Genetec

Model: Streamvault SV-4000E

* Enterprise rackmount appliance designed for mission-critical deployments, providing high scalability and reliability. Offers enhanced performance and storage options without sacrificing your budget.

Type of solution: Storage appliance

System type: Standalone

Maximum number of cameras supported: Up to 2000 readers and 75 ALPR cameras

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: Up to 2100 Mbps throughput

Additional security features: BlackBerry Protect machine learning endpoint protection

Hardware format: Rack mountable

Storage type: Up to 416 TB storage (SATA or SAS) with RAID capabilities

Video inputs: Multiple GbE ports depending on model

Integration with other systems: Security Center pre-loaded

Contact: Quintin Roberts [email protected] +27 79 497 5129



Brand: Hikvision

Model: DS-7732NXI-I4/S

* Intelligent analytics based on deep learning algorithm ; Up to four-channel perimeter protection; Up to one-channel facial recognition for video stream, or up to 4-channel facial recognition for face pictures; Up to 16 face picture libraries, with up to 10 000 pictures in total

Type of solution: Network Video Recorder (IP cameras supported only)

System type: Embedded operating system technology

Maximum number of cameras supported: Up to 32-channel IP camera inputs

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: 12 MP

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Mac desktop; Web browser interface; Windows desktop

Storage type: Up to 10 TB capacity for each disk

Video inputs: Up to 12 MP resolution (32 MP and 24 MP is only available for channel 1 when Ultra HD resolution mode is enabled)

Camera configuration & management features: TCP/IP, DHCP, IPv4, IPv6, DNS, DDNS, NTP, RTSP, SADP, SMTP, SNMP, NFS, iSCSI, ISUP, UPnP, HTTP, HTTPS

Camera video stream protocols: H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264 video formats

Intelligent analytics or services included: Face picture comparison, human face capture, face picture search. Perimeter protection with deep learning algorithm to reduce false alarms; Smart and POS functions.

Warranty: Five years

Contact: Jade Wang [email protected] +27 60 441 3111



Brand: Western Digital

Distributors: Pinnacle

Model: WD Purple – Surveillance Storage

* The WD Purple Pro hard drive for surveillance is engineered with advanced capabilities: high performance, reliability and workload capability for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep-learning servers and cloud-based storage, including RAID and JBOD configurations. Supports up to 550 TB/yr workload rate in 8 TB – 18 TB. Designed with tarnish-resistant components for harsh environments.

Type of solution: Survellience storage solution

System type: Server-based, Cloud-based, IP camera

Maximum number of cameras supported: 64 cameras for each drive

Maximum video resolution across all channels simultaneously: 4K

Remote management & viewing apps/technologies: Android; iOS; Mac desktop; Web browser interface; Windows desktop

Additional security features: AllFrame AI Technology

Hardware format: Rack mountable, Standalone appliance, Desktop

Storage type: SATA – 22 TB

Backup options/services: NVR/DVR dependent

Video inputs: NVR/DVR dependent

Camera configuration & management features: NVR/DVR dependent

Camera video stream protocols: NVR/DVR dependent

Data export formats: NVR/DVR dependent

Intelligent analytics or services included: Western Digital’s drives are designed for high-end AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep learning servers and cloud solutions.

Integration with other systems: Western Digital Device Analytics (WDDA) provides a wealth of storage device parametric operational and diagnostic data to compatible systems.

Warranty: Five years

Additional information: All WD Purple Pro drives are equipped with AllFrame AI technology

Contact: Josiane David [email protected] +27 62 392 6023





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