Sharing An Experience... Budget Not Available

A city on the San Francisco peninsula wanted a couple of proposals for different sites. Upgrade here and there and a system for their corporation yard. The yard is a fairly straight forward solution.

Hardware from Axis or similar to run on their fiber line back to central monitoring station where an open platform VMS was required to run on existing headend hardware. This would need replacing sooner than later, but, one can only offer advice to a point.

And so, I proposed 4 models from AXIS and a couple of AV12186DN, 2 Raytec POE illuminators, a pair of Ubiquiti M5 nano stations to jump a building, a couple of POE 8 port switches, some AXIS POE midspans and UPS..4 hr backup. Conduit required due to lack of power at cam locations resulting in 750' X 1" EMT.

The solution secured the perimeter and achieved situational awareness for 90% of yard.

Do the math....perhaps you'll understand that after reading the reply to my proposal, from the 'Information Services Manager', I was unsure as to how loud I should laugh??

"Hi xxxx

Thanks for the quote. Unfortunately this is significantly over our budget of $3500. Clearly we will need to move towards a phased solution.

Any progress on a quote for our ________?"

Should I have just emailed him directions to Fry's and suggest he pick up half a dozen Dropcams??

The rest of my day was great, albeit not nearly as funny!!

Cheers! Hope yours was a good one!

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