I want to plan a build (unraid server) at work that would replace the existing video surveillance system which is long in the tooth. It’s a Nuvico EVL-800 if that means anything to anyone. The cameras are all coax. What I am wondering is if I could get a capture card and reuse the existing coax cameras or is that more trouble than it’s worth. Even cooler would be if I could keep the existing coax and still have the option to add wireless cameras such as outside my shop.
In addition to surveillance I would also use it for a NAS and run a few dockers like syncthing, maybe Plex meant to be a mirror of the plex at my house. So I guess basically I would be interested if anyone can assist me in planning out the hardware. Something like Blue-Iris I guess is what the cool kids are using these days…I assume in a docker?
Storage doesn’t have to be huge. I would rather design for low power as possible while still getting the job done.
Budget is cheap as possible…I would imagine much would depend on the capture card cost and how many hard drives I would get. I’m thinking $500 right now but that could change. Currently I’m using four coax cameras.
EDIT: I am going to look into ZoneMinder as well. Looks like it has a ca for UNRAID…might be a workable solution.