A member emailed me with this observation / question:
"I have noticed a disturbing trend of businesses willing to do without qualified technical help with their surveillance systems to save on salaries. I find this as very flawed thinking. Do you have a thought on the subject?"
It's an interesting topic that I feel is worth discussing and sharing experiences.
My experience - not surprising at all. I think there are a lot of techs who are essentially pulled off the street, with minimal education, training or hard skills.
Some of it is being cheap but I think there's some real challenges:
- A lot of time (junior) techs are doing grunt work that do not require much skills
- Many experienced IT people are over-qualified for surveillance work, with skills that do not provide much value in surveillance
- There's little, if any, training programs for people wanting to get into surveillance
These are just some broad brushes to get the discussion started. What do you think?