Hi, ours is large single location educational institute (15K students) with more than 1000 cameras (80% indoors) already installed and plan to install 1000 more for newly constructed buildings. We use Genetec and mostly 1-2 brands of cameras till now. Hardware infrastructure is adequate & scalable; and located in same location.
The requirement of camera varies. For example, corridor may need camera with more zoom and resolution; whereas staircases may not necessary be the same. Sensitive areas may need cameras with better features.
We are thinking of buying low cost Genetec compatible cameras of one or more brands for not-so-important locations due to cost constraints.
The advantage is clearly cost. It meets the requirement because the cameras are Genetec compatible. Now I am working on detailed disadvantages to ensure that we do not go absolute wrong to save money. Please give your opinion.