Yes Or No? VMS Software Should Be Offered For A Monthly Fee?

One of the traditional barriers that surveillance integrators face when selling to the 'mom and pop' customer is that most of these end users lack the capex to afford the upfront camera licensing and equipment costs.

If VMS providers are trying to capture some of this market, why don't they offer low (or no) money down options, where the end user pays a flat fee per month over a specified length of time?

This flips the script. Capex (which these folks don't have) becomes opex (which they do).

So how come nobody does this? Thoughts?

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