Silva Consultants | 12/05/15 09:44pm
In the two examples that you gave, the lessor makes its money selling the consumables that the product uses; the dishwasher uses chemicals, the copier uses toner and other supplies. Don't see this parallel in the video surveillance industry.
I think the low price point of cameras may actually cause consumers to move in the other direction: "Why pay for a lease or service when I can buy a new one for $89..."
We began doing this in the IT sector a long time ago, with a plan of having the installation setup covering much of the equipment/software expense. However, Microsoft changed the legal license requirements some time ago, and later came out with SPLA licensing. The complexity of spla out a stop to that. It will take some deep pockets to sell and install $300 kits and be competitive with broadband carriers Comcast, TW, etc.. selling basic camera kits for $50 to $99 monthly with 36 month agreements.