We are putting together a proposal for a client that needs approx 22 cameras recording 720P @ 10 FPS, 24/7. The state requirement for recording retention is: “Keep all surveillance recordings for a minimum of 90 calendar days” and “maintain surveillance recordings in a format approved by the commission that can be easily accessed for viewing and easily reproduced.
I need some assistance regarding how might be the most efficient way to meet these requirements. NVR with (X) storage and then a backup solution, or ???
This is for a cannabis grower in Oregon. The state rules are still evolving, but the statements above in “ “ are verbatim.
Most of these growers are only doing this because they have to and are definitely looking for the lowest cost to meet the licensing requirements.
There is an additional rule that states "Back up the video surveillance recordings for the surveillance room or surveillance area off-site". My understanding is that off-site could simply be a location away from the building. The licensed premises, in this case is the building itself, so installing some sort of weatherproof cabinet 6' away from the building would be considered off-site. Since it only requires the video from the camera in the equipment room to be backed up offsite, I am not sure what the best way to do this would be as the primary VMS will be in the building.
I welcome any input or ideas.