Maximum number of Privacy Protector™ camera streams in Security Center 5.9 - Security Center 5.9

Security Center System Requirements Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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System requirements
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Security Center unified platform > Security Center

To ensure optimal performance, do not exceed the maximum number of camera streams supported by Privacy Protector™ in Security Center 5.9.

The maximum number of camera streams that can be processed by Privacy Protector™ on a dedicated server in Security Center 5.9 varies depending on the graphics processing unit (GPU) or any CPU capping that is used in your configuration.

Tip: Encoding and decoding H.264 video streams can be accelerated by an NVIDIA® Quadro® video card.
The following benchmark was performed on a server with a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-6770, and an NVIDIA® Quadro® P2000 with 5GB of RAM:
NOTE: Output is resized to a maximum resolution of 640x480 (VGA) at 12 frames per second.
H.264 format

Input resolution @ 15 fps


640 x 480

Full HD

1920 x 1080

Maximum number of camera streams

(Without hardware acceleration)

10 6
Maximum number of camera streams

(With hardware acceleration)

25 25

Privacy protection impact on performance

Do not host Privacy Protector™ on the same server as an Archiver. The Privacy Protector™ role can use significant processing power. When CPU usage on the Archiver server is high, Archiving queue full situations can occur and data can be lost.

For the best performance, use NVIDIA® Quadro® video cards. Alternatively, you can also use an Intel® CPU (Quick Sync chip set) that supports Intel® Quick Sync Video, such as Intel® Xeon® Processor E3 v5 Family.

IMPORTANT: You cannot achieve the benchmark performance figures using the Quick Sync chip set.