880TB, 2 Years, 255 Cameras - What Storage Should I Use?

Greetings esteemed colleagues,

I’m in need of your recommendations for a large and dependable storage solution for an important client of mine.

The site has 240 existing analog cameras, using Bosch encoders (H.264) to feed multiple DVRs and switcher, with a large monitoring console. The existing DVR’s, old switcher and monitoring console are being replaced with a new Genetec (client’s standard) server and remote viewing workstations. The old head-end goes away because the building in which it’s located is being demolished. Cameras run at 10fps, 640x480. Cameras and encoders are on their own dedicated fiber backbone.

There will be an additional 15 Samsung 2MP/1080p IP cameras H.264 10fps (2.56Mbps?)(client’s standard), added to the existing count for a total of 255 cameras on the system.

All cameras view an exterior, restricted-access area, record on motion, 40%, 24/7/365. Motion consists of lots of people gathering and moving around the area, 40% of the 24 hour day.

The exterior scene is an equal mix of flat grassy areas and wide concrete open areas. No trees. Cameras are attached to buildings that completely surround this area.

Client wants pricing and a design for two storage solutions: one for 12 months storage, and another for 24 months storage. Each must have 20% unused capacity for future growth. Workstations on the cctv network should have access to archived images. Having read a similar thread, maybe it’s prudent for the 2nd year of storage to be on tape?

New equipment will be installed in a dedicated room with UPS power, and dedicated redundant HVAC.

I was considering a large HDD solution by BCDVideo. They proposed 880TB storage. Any thoughts on BCDVideo?

I have to provide both solutions (1year duration and 2year duration) with budgetary pricing to the client by October 17. Any and all recommendations will be greatly appreciated!

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