What are the requirements to run the standalone version of Sentinel?

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Setup steps

These are the first steps to follow in order to setup Accuware Sentinel:

  1. purchase a server with the requirements outlined in the next paragraph.
  2. install the pre-required software on your server.
  3. provide the Accuware Support team SSH access (username, host name/IP, port, password) to the server so that they can install the Accuware Sentinel software and perform the fine tuning of the system (it usually takes 2-3 days).

PLEASE READ:

  • SSH access to the server is needed ONLY for the installation of the Accuware Sentinel software (and for accessing the server in case of upgrades and maintenance). After the initial configuration the server doesn’t need access to the Internet – it can work completely offline.
  • ​The requirements below are enough to track ​individuals inside 6 video streams (6 cameras). If you need to monitor more than 6 video streams you need to purchase additional servers.

Hardware requirements

From a technical standpoint in order to run the Accuware Sentinel software, you need to purchase and provide to us access to a server with the following specifics:

  • CPU: a quad core processor capable of producing at least 8 computing units as defined hereXeon or i7 processors are the best choices at present.
  • Memory: 16 GB of RAM.
  • Storage: 500 GB SSD storage (consider that if you plan to store logs of the server activity or collect raw data for historical analysis, you will require additional physical memory).
  • GPU card: NVIDIA GPU Card (e.g. GTX 1080 or better)
  • Motherboard: equipped with the slot compatible with the GPU card (e.g. PCI-Express 16x).
  • OS: a Linux distribution installed on it (e.g. CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Ubuntu etc..). Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is the best choice at present.

This server can be:

  • a physical (or virtual) server hosted by you/your company.
  • a server hosted by your preferred cloud computing provider (at this link you can find an updated list of the most reliable cloud computing providers).

Capacity information

​The requirements listed above are enough to handle:
  • between 10 and 15 cameras, assuming that the cameras record 12 hr/day (while other 12 hours are used to complete the processing of the 12 hours of recording).
  • up to 6 cameras, assuming that the processing is done in real-time and the processed data is provided every 5 minutes.

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