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Smartvue Storage Calculator

Name # of Cameras Bitrate Hours of Activity
per Day
Percentage
of Detection
Number of Days
to Record per Week
Weekly Storage
Requirement

Minimum Storage Requirement per Week
Minimum Storage Requirement per Month
Table Key
You should use this calculator to determine the amount of storage you will need in order to maintain a security system that fits your requirements.
  • Name - brand name of camera or specified area where cameras are placed.
  • # of Cameras - number of cameras to be used of the named type or in the declared place.
  • Bitrate - (bits per second) transmission rate of the video.
  • Hours of Activity per Day - number of hours during the day that cameras are recording.
  • Percentage of Detection - if cameras are always recording, should be set to 100%. If set to record on motion, estimate the amount of time motion will be detected by camera.
  • Number of Days - number of days per week the camera(s) will be recording.

  • Minimum Storage Requirement per Week - amount of storage space required to maintain a video archive that extends through the previous week.
  • Minimum Storage Requirement per Month - amount of storage space required to maintain a video archive that extends through the previous month.