Network Configuration On Server With 125 Cameras

If running a single server with upwards of say 125 cameras I have a question concerning the network setup. We typically use 2 NIC ports. One is for the local corporate network. The other connects to our cameras. If we have more than 1 switch we typically just up link them and then plug one directly into the cam NIC on the server. Is there any benefit to going with a Quad NIC on the server and connecting each 48 port switch to its' own NIC? Just curious because if I uplink 3-48 port switches then the last switch in line is seeing the traffic from all cameras which could create a bottleneck? Also if one of those switches goes down the downstream switch and cameras will all go offline. If each switch has its' own NIC then this wouldn't happen. What is common practice/recommended?

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