We will start soon on a 2400 camera project at a single location and would like to get feedback from other members with similar experience for best practices. Camera will be spread out across multiple buildings located in the same complex. Every building will have about 240 cameras and a dedicated fiber pair for cameras.
1- VPN: Since all the packets are video and we are on a dedicated pair, are their any advantages to create a VPN for the cameras?
2- IP Scheme: What IP scheme/Subnet would you recommend? Do you recommend creating a subnet for every building or maybe for every server? I was thinking 255.255.240.0. That will open up about 4000 hosts.
3- Head-end: Any best practices?
I look forward to your feedback.