It will only be half the price if he uses the Avigilon camera on his next job too!!!! Not to mention a 'write off'!!!
Pro Focus LLC | 12/11/15 09:43pm
Do you only have one spot to mount cameras? Only one vantage point is needed? Does the system require live viewing, remote viewing, edge recording, VMS compatibility, etc?
My first recommendation is to use more, but lower resolution, cheaper cameras. You could simply mount multiples of the same camera, but at different focal lengths to give you the ability to choose the level of detail needed without breaking the bank with one high cost camera.
would anyone get upset if I posted a link to an Aliexpress link for one of these:
for $600 ?
note these have a new 1/1.7" sensor.
having said that, knowing how people hide from cam's, I'd be throwing two in from very different angles.
A single camera view from a fixed location covering a 200x200' area is a tough call. This is especially true when the area is going to change daily with equipment and structures. You did not state the purpose of the camera (s).
Theft / damage prevention by contractors, workmans comp required, time-lapse coverage of the site, quality control.
After Hours theft prevention - exactly how does recording a theft prevent the theft?
Enabling some bright lights, alarms, etc.... or simply having forensic video...
Does a talk-down PA have value in this situation?
Many construction sites with high value equipment are required to have fencing, (chain rattle alerts) Even larger projects may have guards drive by on occasion..
If the client can't monetize the need/value of not having usable video coverage, you'll simply trying to find a low cost product to sell. And when it fails to provide unusable video, you'll be the blame.
I don't understand, and the salesperson has created a predicament for themselves. They demonstrated a camera that apparently provided a good video image of the scene, the client balks at the price, and the salesman must have agreed, and is now looking for a lower cost alternative.
Thus, the salesperson has fallen into the trap of now becoming a free unpaid researcher for a PROSPECT for a poorly defined objective. When he shows a camera with reasonable good image quality at 1/2 the price, and given the nature of the job site, something happens and the image quality, regardless of it being exactly what the original demo may have had, the client will have reservations about the salesperson.
The Avigilon 8MP Professional camera with a very good 35mm lens, with the largest aperture lens the client can afford, will give you the same video analytics, and the best possible image that rivals the 16MP at 1/3 the price.