Maximum number of cameras and readers per server type in Security Center 5.11 - Security Center 5.11

Security Center System Requirements Guide 5.11

Applies to
Security Center 5.11
Last updated
2022-10-25
Content type
System requirements
Language
English (United States)
Product
Security Center
Version
5.11

To ensure optimal performance, do not exceed the maximum number of cameras and readers supported by each server type and server profile in Security Center 5.11.

The maximum changes depending on the server profile you are using with your server type. The specifications for the Minimum and Recommended server profiles are listed in Security Center 5.11 server requirements.
Server type Maximum number of cameras or readers
With Minimum server profile With Recommended server profile
Directory & Archiver

(Video only)

50 cameras or 50 Mbps 100 cameras or 200 Mbps
Standalone Archiver

(Video only)

75 cameras or 75 Mbps 300 cameras or 500 Mbps1
Standalone Redirector

(Video only)

50 cameras or 50 Mbps 475 cameras or 475 Mbps3
Directory & Access Manager

(Access control only)

  • One of the following for readers:
    • Up to 100 HID Edge readers or 200 V2000 readers
    • Up to 150 readers on HID V1000s
    • Up to 150 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • Readers spread across a maximum of 10 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • 10,000 cardholders
  • One of the following for readers:
    • Up to 300 HID Edge readers or 600 V2000 readers
    • Up to 1000 readers on HID V1000
    • Up to 1024 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • Readers spread across 100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • 250,000 cardholders
Standalone Access Manager

(Access control only)

  • One of the following for readers:
    • Up to 400 HID Edge readers or 800 V2000 readers
    • Up to 400 readers on HID V1000
    • Up to 400 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • Readers spread across 20 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • 100,000 cardholders
  • One of the following for readers:
    • Up to 700 HID Edge readers or 1400 V2000 readers
    • Up to 2000 readers on HID V1000
    • Up to 2048 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • Readers spread across 100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Links
  • 250,000 cardholders
Directory, Archiver & Access Manager2

(Unified)

  • Up to 50 cameras or 50 Mbps and 64 readers
  • Readers spread across 5 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 5,000 cardholders
  • Up to 100 cameras or 200 Mbps and 200 readers
  • Readers spread across 40 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 40,000 cardholders

1 For high performance Archivers (500 cameras and up), see Security Center 5.11 server requirements.

2 If the server is configured with the minimum requirements, SQL Server must be hosted on a separate machine.

3 For high performance Redirectors (475 cameras or 475 Mbps and up), see Security Center 5.10 server requirements.

Support for over 250,000 cardholders

To support from 250,000 to 600,000 cardholders in your system, the Directory and Access Manager roles must both be standalone. As a minimum requirement, each server hosting these roles must meet the specifications of the Above 250,000 and up to 600,000 cardholders server profile.

Fusion Stream Encryption impact on Archiver performance

The first encryption certificate enabled on the Archiver reduces the capacity of the Archiver by 30%. Each additional encryption certificate applied to all cameras further reduces the Archiver capacity by 4%.

For example, on an Archiver that supports 300 cameras without encryption:

Number of certificates enabled Number of supported cameras
0 encryption certificates (no encryption) 300 cameras
1 encryption certificate 210 cameras
5 encryption certificates 178 cameras
10 encryption certificates 145 cameras
20 encryption certificates 96 cameras
Best Practice: Do not exceed 20 encryption certificates per Archiver.

For more information on fusion stream encryption, see What is fusion stream encryption?