For info on the GA Power surveillance solution, see IPVMs $8 Billion Utility Georgia Power Enters Surveillance Business Offering Avigilon And Genetec
The Pine Hills Neighborhood Association in Buckhead, GA (a NE Atlanta suburb) is recruiting their member homeowners to help pay for a $700K+, 3 yr contract with GA Power to install and maintain just ten (10) cameras in their neighborhood.
Broken down, that is $23,592 per camera, per year. This figure comes directly from the community associations slide presentation at an open meeting regarding proposed security improvements back in December 2017 (next to last slide).
$23,592 x 3(yrs) = $70,776
x 10(cams) = $707,760
Further, note that the PHNA says that they just need 300 of it's 800 members to pledge $300/yr to pay for this program...
"In order to offer all elements of our security program, we need to increase our membership. Our target is 300 households (with 800+ households in Pine Hills)."
but the numbers don't add up. 300 homeowners x $300 x 3(yrs) is only $270K - nowhere near the $700K+ cost over the life of the program.
1. What do you think of the costs involved for the GA Power surveillance program?
2. Do you think the PHNA will be successful in raising the entire amount needed from it's homeowners?