End users regularly share quotes with us, asking for advice.
A common problem we find is very vague quotes - a single page with a few lines like "24 high quality nightvision cameras, 4TB recorder - $19,547" We have seen variations on this even from reputable, known integrators. Sometimes, there's a little more detail like "Avigilon" or "Axis Lightfinder" but typically model numbers are not listed and itemized pricing is not provided.
Because of this, it's really hard to figure out how good or bad the quote is and more specifically, if there are certain areas that can be changed / 'value engineered'.
On the other hand, I know integrators want to minimize their quotes be shopped or picked apart, but without such fundamental details I am not sure how even knowledgeable end users can analyze a quote.