Stick With What You Do Best?

Not to disparage the many great articles here on IPVM concerning the installation of camera poles, electric lock hardware, and trenching, but are these really the types of things that a systems integrator should be doing? Wouldn't you be better off developing relationships with sub-contractors who could do this work better, cheaper and faster than you could, allowing you to focus on what you do best?

Just as I'm not sure I want to have a carpenter configuring ports on my managed network switch, or an electrician setting resolutions and bit rates in my VMS software, I'm not sure I want a video surveillance technician trying to drill through a solid oak door or dig a trench across my parking lot.

Shouldn't low voltage technicians stick with what they know best and leave the heavy construction work to others?

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