When we consider making a installation of IP cameras, questions arise such as: How much bandwidth does an IP camera consume? Bandwidth calculation for IP cameras? or even, How much internet does a security camera consume? among other. In this article we will help you solve all your doubts:
🔷 Bandwidth calculation for IP cameras
Most manufacturers list the maximum bandwidth their security cameras consume, but it is possible to apply a general rule of thumb as a guide to how much bandwidth an IP camera consumes. To do this, the diversity of existing comprehension formats must be taken into account:
🔹H264/H264+: Standard that defines a high compression video codec. It is the most popular format in security to date, created in 2003 to 2010. H264+ improves the compression of H264, allowing less bandwidth and hard drive consumption when storing video.
🔹 H265/H265+ or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding): Video compression format more efficient than H264. It was born in 2014 and is beginning to spread in the world of CCTV today. This compression format saves approximately 40% of bandwidth and hard drive compared to H264+ compression. In static images, there is even more difference compared to H264 and H265, being able to compress the data by 50% more.
To calculate the bandwidth for IP cameras, we apply a general rule in which all security cameras have a maximum consumption of 4MB per Megapixel of resolution that the camera has in H264+ encoding and 3Mb for each Megapixel of resolution that the camera has. in H265+ encoding.
These are indicative figures to apply to your surveillance camera installations, in this way you will not have problems related to the bandwidth and data consumption of your IP camera. Example:
▶ CCTV installation 4 cameras of 2Mpx, recorder and cameras are optimized to compress in H265 +
▶ 3Mb x 2Mpx = 6Mb per camera
▶ 4 cameras x 6Mb = 24Mb Maximum bandwidth consumption for this installation.
🔷 How much internet consumes a security camera
An internet upload speed of at least 5 Mbps is the minimum internet speed for an IP camera. However, for further remote viewing, it is recommended to have an upload speed of at least 10Mbps.
🔻 How many Megas does a surveillance camera consume?
An IP camera consumes Approx 2mb per day in standby mode, however, when recording or connecting to the camera, between 260mb-700mb (approx) can be used for 1 hour of recording or playback on the app.
🔻 How many GB does a surveillance camera consume?
Security cameras can consume up to 60 GB of data per month, depending on how often they are uploaded. To prevent the security camera from recording 24 hours a day, record/upload intervals are set at least once a day.
🟦 If you still have doubts about the bandwidth consumption of your IP camera Nivian, do not hesitate to contact us. Also, if you need to know in more detail, we leave you more information about what is an IP camera and the types of security cameras