Inner workings of APC NetBotz 500 Systems

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The manuals don't answer all my questions (About Your Appliance, and Using Your Appliance). I understand I can adjust camera capture information, like frequency of capture from once every 30 seconds to 30 times a second. I also understand I can have motion sensors or door sensors that cause alarms to happen based on time of day (when nobody should be entering room or walking around). However, I was hoping that there would be some kind of relationship to camera operation and sensors. I don't see any reference to varying camera operations conditional on sensor readings. Ideally I would like to have camera capture for a time interval following when motion is being detected, or for a time interval following a period where a door sensor was open. My understanding is that even with external storage, my system will be limited to maintaining 5000 total camera objects (this can't be each frame of data, but I can't find where it states otherwise). If I have the camera capture set up for snapping a frame once every 30 seconds (too large to actually catch someone walking around where they shouldn't be), I would start to roll off data and have not even held two days worth of images (24 hours * 60 mins * 2 captures per minute = 2880 images in a day). Am I missing something? I must be, sorry for my inexperience as the system is not out of the box yet but I am making a recommendation next week on how to do the setup and I need to understand the real capabilities. I want more camera history and by having the cameras be idle unless some other sensor state is reached, I can house a lot more significant history over a longer period of time. This is a lights out room in a remote location with very infrequent visits by staff. I really don't want 5000 identical images of the same racks and cabinets spooling off disk every 1.7 days. I sure don't want an operator to have monitoring duties every day while the images are still on disk either. Sorry for the length of my posting.

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