Maximum number of cameras and readers per server type in Security Center 5.6 - Security Center 5.6 SR4

Security Center System Requirements 5.6

series
Security Center 5.6 SR4
revised_modified
2017-08-22

To ensure that your system runs optimally, it's important to know the maximum number of cameras and readers per server type in Security Center 5.6.

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 300 Mbps1
Directory & Access Manager

(Access control only)

100 HID Edge readers/V2000, or 150 readers on HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

10 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

10,000 cardholders

300 HID Edge readers/V2000, or 300 readers on HID V1000 or 1024 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link

100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

250,000 cardholders

Standalone Access Manager

(Access control only)

100 HID Edge readers/V2000, or 150 readers on HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

10 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

10,000 cardholders

350 HID Edge readers/V2000, or 500 readers on HID V1000 or 2048 readers on Synergis™ Cloud Link

100 HID V1000/Synergis™ Cloud Link

250,000 cardholders

Directory, Archiver & Access Manager

(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 5.6 server requirements.

Encryption impact on Archiver performance

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

Your Archiver 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?.