2 years ago, we were pretty much amazed at $699 for 4 720p cameras and a 1TB DVR. Now, the cameras included have doubled and the price has dropped 43%.
How much do you think can be attributed to the fact that the $699 one was a NVR with POE/IP cameras and this one is a DVR with Analog HD cameras?
Pro Focus LLC | 10/14/15 04:28am
That pricing is well below my best distributor pricing. My best guestimate would be around $500 cost for similar hardware (Dauha CVI). That would be using a junk hard drive, not the surveillance line that we usually use. Lorex HAS to be losing on this deal.
That QC604 kit has actually held up pretty well, $699 is a common price point at Amazon and others. The only lower price I can find for it is $540 at home depot. So about 22% reduction in the same kit over two years.
Costco does seem to discount the hell out of things, so maybe if they were carrying it today it would be even lower...
IP will always be more expensive than analog HD type products because of the higher hardware requirement at the front end (compression at the camera)
Just curious who actually makes this? HIK?
I installed a HIK NVR for someone recently. What a clusterf*** that thing was to get online. Interface, web front end, and mobile apps all lead much to be desired. I'd gladly pay a premium for something Dahua-made just to save on the cost of Advil.
Here's Hikvision at ADI: TVI 2TB DVR with 6 1080p cameras
Though ad indicates 1080p cameras, only 720p recording.