IPVMU Certified | 11/06/13 03:32pm
what are some specifics of your system... where is it being deployed, camera count, support etc... am i understanding correctly that this would be for your personal/business use and you are not installing for customers...
We talked about the tradeoffs specifically here: Consumer Vs Professional VMS: What Should I Choose?
As Keefe mentions, we would need to know more about your goals / application to be more specific.
If you have 8 cameras in a garage, your partner is probably right. If you have 800 cameras in a campus, you are probably right. etc.
"we can solve our video needs via an "off the shelf" solution"
Well, what are "your needs"?
As others have said, it comes down to needs. I've had clients pick up the Costco special and come back to us later and say they need more. I've had other than are perfectly fine with the Costco special.
One client was just tired of having to try and fix the cameras on their own when they broke. Wanted better warranty and a trained professional to repair them if need be.