Do you already have a Synology NAS or are you looking to buy a new one? The reason I ask is that with so many competitive options available, it's hard to see why one would use Synology as an NVR unless you already have or want a Synology NAS for general storage purposes.
It's not bad as NVR NASes go, it's just that the market has matured a lot since those devices were doing well (3 or 4 years ago).
Would you use Synology on a large multi-store, multi-city implementation?
I am trying to persuade a potential client away from doing so, as I don't belive it is capable of handling effectivly the sheer volume of cameras.
I believe a purpose made NVR is essential in such a situation.
Do you have any feedback or experience on deploying Synology for such a scenario?
Multi- Site systems should be on purpose bullt servers.
Gentec, OnSSi, Exac. Not Sailent... but thats a whole other discussion.
Both would work but i personally prefer customized dell or hp servers. Salient in my opinion does not scale well. Thats why i mentioned it with VMSs
The case we have is for over 100 stores across multiple cities with over 90 cameras per store.
Currently each store is set up independently, but there is a vision in bringing it all into one or more command centers.
Due to cost consideration I have been looking at a NUOO, or Intellio based solution. Exaq is also an option, but I haven't been too excited about it since the Tyco aquisition. OnSSI mentioned above could prove to be interesting.
There are only a handful of companies that I would consider for a 9000 camera multi-site project. Using application software on COTS hardware will probably be cheaper than buying boxes provided you have experienced technicians doing the deployment. From a cost standpoint you may want to look at Aimetis because they are probablly the lowest priced product that is designed for this scale. Disclosure: our company distributes Aimetis but we are not trying to chase your deal. We just have very good experience with the company and product.
Call me paranoid but methinks #0935312 maybe the undisclosed Distributor of #3333900 and perhaps they often work hand(ful) in hand(ful)...
My sincerest apologies, really!
Shockingly, the somewhat generic phrase "There are only a handful of companies that I would consider" has only one result in google, ever.
It seemed too much of a coincidence, not to point out that two posts in a few hours, both undisclosed, would begin the same.
Again, sorry. C
A long time client of ours (although I shouldn't call them that as they've still not made their mind up over the direction they wish to head in, and it's been 18 months or so....) emailed me just this morning with regard to the Synology RS 3614xs asking why I hadn't this type of product to their attention to be considered for their cctv applications - which are all licensed bars and clubs.
I told the truth in that I've never given them much thought.
But if I'm correct, I think it's the overall price and fees that would be the downside here - let's say for a 30 camera x 1080res x30fps x 24/7 x 30 day storage
Can anyone advise on any other downsides of this product, just so I can quickly get it out of the clients head....? Alternatively, try and convince me why I should give it any consideration at all......
(I'm a bit old fashioned and like my established products, but hey.................. I won't critise something I've not looked at)
I have been using the Synology DS412+ as a NAS. A few months ago, I attached an Arecont Vision ARE-AV5155DN16HK just to see how the interface worked. I don't recall any significant useability issues, pro or con, but I was put off by the required Java installation. The only viruses I've detected in the past 4 years were exploiting Java runtime engine, so I eventually uninstalled it and prefer to totally avoid any active Java code execution on my machines. Unfortunately, Synology choose to run active Java code on any PC that is accessing the video. All the NAS functions that I use require only direct IP access or an HTML interface.