[Wlug] linux security camera
mvoorhis at cs.wpi.edu
Tue Mar 1 09:30:27 EST 2016
On 03/01/2016 09:20, Frank Sweetser wrote:
> * Assume wireless will stop working, because at some point it will. Wire is
> pretty cheap (you can get good prices on bulk wire at Monoprice), and it will
> more than make up for it's cost in reliability, performance, and security.
At some point you may decide that one shot every 20/30s isn't enough, so
having a fast reliable network will become more and more important, as
you add cameras and start increasing frame-rates. Depending on the size
of picture you want to store (once again think about Frank's other list
items -- image resolution & quality) you can saturate a low throughput
network. If you're doing multiple cameras, or having multiple pictures
coming into the server per second, post-processing of the images on the
server end, you will end up with a CPU bottleneck.
Look at the low-light performance of your cameras also. You don't want
to record a blur ... you want a useful picture of a person that you can
show to the authorities. Make sure the target area is well-lit.
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