This is a software tool that can help design CCTV placements and calculate network bandwidth and storage space required for storing the recorded video.
CCTV design software package is really three packages. One is the advanced version of the 2D/3D CCTV design tool, the second package offers features formerly available in their Lite and Professional versions and a IP Camera CCTV calculator for calculating network bandwidth and disk spaces.
VideoCAD Plug-in for Google SketchUp allows direct import of 3D models and scenes from Google SketchUp. Together the packages offers quite a few useful features that include choosing lenses and positions of the CCTV cameras, choosing optimum pixels and corresponding resolution of the camera, deciding camera placement, visualizing spatial resolution and FOV size required on the location plan, etc. The tool will let you place cameras on prepared background using DWG, DXF drawing formats and BMP or JPG image formats. Finished drawings could be exported in the same image formats.The three dimensional models help create realistic models for appropriate coverage analysis and making sure the area is effectively covered. You are able to obtain a drawing with horizontal projections of site layout with camera images, calculated view areas, and with coordinate grid to be used in graphical path of the project. This tool will let you use 3D models of people, cars, bus, furniture, turnstile, tree, grass, etc. You can add other 3D models from 3DS max and Google SketchUp to make your scene analysis very realistic. It is possible to calculate required bandwidth and disk space for IP camera installation. This is a very good product. If you are looking for a similar solution, this is a good candidate for a trial in your exact set up.