I am starting an 8 camera project for a stubborn "know it all" customer, and would be greatful for any fellow integrator suggestions.
I have done a lot of work for this customer in the past (mostly PC/Mac as well as Network and AV installations). Now he wants an 8 camera setup for his home (is also home based business), with 3 exterior network cameras, and 5 interior cameras.
Not a big deal until he said, "I don't want you snaking wires, and drilling holes etc, can't you just use some small wireless cameras that plug into outlets?" I tried to explain some of the issues that his requests would create (reliability, easily unplugged etc), but when you question this customer, he generally pushes back harder. I've managed to convince this customer to bend a little, and allow some wired POE cameras, but I still face some challenges.
He wants remote viewing capabilities for all 8 cameras, so secondary lower bitrate stream capabilities are necessary, with higher quality streams recorded locally on NVR/NAS. Max upstream of his ISP averages around 12mbps.
I've installed quite a few Axis cameras in the past, and was originally considering a (Zipstream) setup, but am interested in what other integrators may suggest, especially for the wireless cameras, since I usually try to steer away from them.
The one positive is that this customer is reasonable when considering cost factors, as long as it is reliable.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or comments.