The main reason we look to own a CCTV system is the ability to have recorded documentation of all crucial events that take place. Recorded accountability to help resolve "mysteries" and of course aide in the process of catching a perpetrator. Our CCTV Hard Drive Calculator can help you ensure you have the adequate hard drive space to capture and retain your footage per your particular requirements.

CCTV Hard Drive Calculator

How Many Cameras:
Record Resolution:
Frame Rate:
Hours Per Day:
Days To Record:
Video Compression: H.265 H.264 MPEG-4 MPEG-2 MJPEG
Video Quality: Standard Higher Highest
Average Frame Size:
0.00 KB
Total Bandwidth Required:
0.00 Mbps | 0.00 Kbps Per Camera:
*This number takes several factors into consideration.
Approximate Hard Drive Space Required:

0.00 GB
Enter Number of Cameras

How to use: Enter the total number of cameras in your system; select the recording resolution; input the desired frame rate; and finally number of hours per day and days per week you will be recording.

Note: If you are recording on motion detection only (as opposed to 24/7 continuous), decrease the “Hours per Day” for a more accurate calculation. Average record time on motion detection is 8 hours per day.

Note: These calculators are provided for general information only and are not intended as a substitute for professional consultation.