There's no specific amount of bandwidth that Secure Cloud Video requires as a service. The amount of bandwidth that you require will actually depend on the camera you use and the quality setting that you choose. If you've setup your camera using Auto-Setup and it's one of our supported camera types, then you can change the amount of bandwidth you are using by raising and lowering the "Quality" setting in the "Edit" camera properties.

Camera Quality Settings

Most cameras use a "variable bitrate" which allows them to minimize bandwidth usage when the picture is not too busy.

The approximate amount of bitrate used per "Quality" setting are as follows:

  • maximum of 512kbps for a standard quality setting
  • maximum of 1024Kbps (1Mbps) for a 720p quality setting
  • maximum of 1536 Kbps for a 1080p quality setting

Bandwidth Calculator

Use the calculator below to calculate bandwidth or system load for optimal performance of your network IP security system. For assistance with using this tool please contact a Secure Cloud Video representative at 844-567-6667.

Please note: all fields are required.

Bandwidth Required:


It's important to know the amount of Upload Bandwidth available to you on your camera's network. If you don't have enough bandwidth you will have issues uploading motion events as they are captured by your camera(s).

Speed Test

There is a way to determine your current amount - you'll need to go to and run the test.

Speed Test

Pay attention to your upload bandwidth specifically. For one camera, you'll want to have about 1Mbps of upload bandwidth to run at 720p quality. You'll need to multiply this number by the amount of cameras you would like to add to Secure Cloud Video. If you don't have enough bandwidth for your camera requirements you can try reducing the quality or you may need to consider discussing the issue with your Internet Service Provider.