Maximum number of cameras and readers per server type in Security Center 5.9 - Security Center 5.9

Security Center System Requirements Guide 5.9

Applies to
Security Center 5.9
Last updated
2020-11-05
Content type
System requirements
Language
English (United States)
Product line
Security Center unified platform > Security Center
Version
5.9

To ensure optimal performance, do not exceed the maximum number of cameras and readers supported by each server type in Security Center 5.9.

Server type Minimum Recommended
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
Directory & Access Manager

(Access control only)

  • One of the following for readers:
    • 100 HID Edge readers/V2000
    • 150 readers on HID V1000
    • 150 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 10 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 10,000 cardholders
  • One of the following for readers:
    • 300 HID Edge readers/V2000
    • 1000 readers on HID V1000
    • 1024 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 250,000 cardholders
Standalone Access Manager

(Access control only)

  • One of the following for readers:
    • 400 HID Edge readers/V2000
    • 400 readers on HID V1000
    • 400 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 20 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 100,000 cardholders
  • One of the following for readers:
    • 700 HID Edge readers/V2000
    • 2000 readers on HID V1000
    • 2048 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link
  • 250,000 cardholders
Directory, Archiver & Access Manager2

(Unified)

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

1 For high performance Archivers (500 cameras and up), see Security Center 5.9 server requirements.

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

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?