I currently have 6 IP camera servers (Foscam 8910W) around my house. It costs a lot for each camera and I also think it's eating a lot of bandwidth. My questions are:
Does the camera eat home ethernet bandwidth at ALL TIMES even when I am not watching streams on my mobile device?
Does it make sense to create a USB webcam surveillance system instead? So hook up 6 webcams via USB hub to a desktop computer and run webcam software.
- Would that take up less bandwidth since it's using USB?
- Can I connect 6-port USB 2.0 hub to computer and connect 6 USB HD webcams to it? Would USB 2.0 support this many webcams?
- any software recommendations?