Many Times we make statements in haste, Not stating all the info and views of what we really think at the moment and minimizing the impact of what we state.
I want to make clear that Electricians are a well Educated, Trained, Highly respected group of people who if not for them, thier would not be other low volt trades.
Being of an Electrical Background i know too well how hard it is to advance in a world where you work 10-16 hours a day 6-7 days a week and still have to put in the education requirements to go up the latter to your journeyman level or master level.
The fact is they too want to just make a better living and this is part of that living.
Been on many jobs where the electrician shops did the whole job, no subs.
or where they would not even be open to taking bids as they would only compare for later.
That Being Said, They dont always have the education level required to make the best decisions for Eng., Design, or proper placement of CCTV Systems. Thats where you rely on professionals like IPVM, Programs Like Calculators, or Consultanting firms to help with these decisions.
As the industry is changing so is the level of educational requirements required to install systems at a cost effective stage.
Professionalism is one thing, But Incompetance is another.
Like so many we all prejudge the other s in an effert to make us look better.
Linked in, facebook,twitter and others have helped with the looky loos to see if we measure up.
Just Practice Professional Standards, Educate on a constant Basis, Make sure what you do is a Passion instead of a job, and the other competitors will not be an obsticle in the way
120% Dedication, Details, Details, Details
In fact you wont even care if they are there, as you will be so busy, due to your work load .
Setting Standards in the industry, Here, There, Everywhere you work
I am and always will be an Integrator, by Choice, Passion, Pride and Background
Wishing all you who have the same passion, Success in a very competitive industry.
Thank You All for your comments in this Group