Errai OS supports most of the IP cameras on the market. For correct operation it is necessary to have two RTSP streams with h.264 or h.265 codec and sound in G.711 or AAC format.
We recommend using Hikvision cameras, as they are proven themself in our internal tests, and have a good pricing policy on the market.
Learn how to select the right camera on the page How to choose a camera for video surveillance
Networking — an important step in the implementation of video surveillance, which will depend on the final cost of the entire system. We recommend dividing the choice of network solution into 4 parts, depending on the distance between the camera and the server.
For the distances up to 100 meters, use a UTP cat. 5e copper cable. From 100 to 400 meters use an optical cable. At distances up to 2 km. you can connect the camera via WiFi or install multiple servers.
At large distances from the switch to the camera, there are 3 main connection options:
Special optical cable;
Directed WiFi Ubiquiti bridges;
Installation of another single server near a group of cameras.As a rule, the last option is the best for the price.
We do not recommend connecting cameras through home WiFi-points and built-in WiFi-modules in the cameras. These connections are not reliable when creating a video surveillance network.
If you need to use a wireless connection from the camera to the switch, we recommend using the Ubiquiti AirMAX equipment, which will allow you to connect the cameras at a distance of up to 2 kilometers, depending on the chosen model. Look on the right at the diagram of the such system operation.