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Multi-camera video surveillance software for the Mac

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System Requirements Calculator

Set the parameters of your planned system below, and a suggested Mac specification will be given that should meet your requirements.

This is only approximate, as there are many variables, but the main ones are taken into account and the calculator should give a reasonable result in most cases. It is based on the assumption that motion-capture is being used, so not all cameras will be capturing at at the same time, and that captured footage will be kept for about a month.

If in doubt, use a faster computer or more storage than suggested.

We do not recommend using Fusion drives, as these are not suitable for the continuous writing of significant amounts of data, which is what SecuritySpy does. Instead, use an HDD (best for large amounts of storage), or an SSD (best for capturing at high data rates).

Note that connecting multiple USB cameras is problematic due to bandwidth limitations - see this FAQ for more information.

Number of cameras:
Video resolution of each camera:
Camera type:
Compression format for capture:
Frame rate (fps) for each camera: