Alternative To Axis: American Dynamics Or?

I am working with a very small and rural school system. Money is tight (T-I-G-H-T)...so tight I can hear the squeaking shoes of their CFO from underneath his desk.

This is just a sign of the times. Their support from the state was cut $2M and for them, this is huge. But, they still want cameras.

I usually like to standardize in a deployment and have had great luck with Axis and a few of the other higher premium camera and VMS lines.

They cringe though when I discuss how much it will cost. I can recommend American Dynamics and standardize on their cameras and VMS to save licensing costs. Anyone with experience using American Dynamics? How is the reliability? Support? VMS ease of use? Their boxes are reasonable and I have heard good things (but only from one person).

BTW: I am a consultant and not an inegrator. That said, I have no dog in this fight. Only want to support the school system.

Thanks much!

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