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The system that I recommend would be a PC based NUUO IP recorder with 5 megapixel Arecont cameras. As long as those nine fiber connections create a single network for you, you can use a single centralized recorder. Each 5 Megapixel camera recording at 5 megapixel resolution at 7 frames per second recording would use 35mbps (megabytes per second of bandwidth). So for 21 of them, the total network bandwidth used would be 735 Megabytes per second. They definitely would nee a gigabit network dedicated to their system. This means that it is recommended that their surveillance system be put on a separate switch from the rest of the network and the switch should be a gigabit ethernet switch.