Average Pricing Calculator Released

By John Honovich, Published Dec 09, 2014, 12:00am EST (Info+)

How much should you expect to pay for a 1080p dome or a 3MP outdoor bullet or a camera from Axis?

Figuring out average pricing historically has been tedious and time consuming, forcing you to find, aggregate and tabulate pricing yourself.

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Comments (9)

While I appreciate the tool, the two componies IPVM has picked aren't apples to apples. For example, Pelco versus ACTi where Pelco has many explosion proof cameras in the list (naturally more expensive) and ACTi has zero. Barring that obvious oversight, the tool still has merit but only if common sense is applied.

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Thank you undisclosed Schneider Electric employee.

As with pretty much anything, common sense and judgment needs to apply.

The point of those examples were just to give a sense of what could be done.

You can do other calculations on your own like:

If that's not specific enough for you, you could narrow it down further to varifocal only or IP66 only, or having IR, etc.

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LoL - As with pretty much anything, common sense and judgment needs to apply.

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Btw, for those of you looking to do specific comparisons, I recommend using our comparison tool.

For example, let's say an integrator recommended a Pelco Surevision 2.0 camera, the IME319-1EI and a rival recommended the ACTi B87.

Our comparison tool shows feature differences between this Pelco and ACTi. Of course, even with that, there are other considerations, maybe you prefer the support from Pelco (or ACTi) or you tested them and like the 'look' of the image of one over the other, etc.

But again, if you want to generate price and feature comparisons simultaneously, use our comparison tool.

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John, brilliant tools. I have used the camera calculator to win jobs by disproving other vendor's claims on camera capabilities etc...then I have their confidence and we can have an open discussion about satisfying needs not just finding a number that will close a deal. You are doing a good thing with these. Thank You

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Great tool. Appreciated.

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Regarding Avigilon - Its not exactly true.

Avigilon does not have image rotation feature on the cameras but as stated you do have this on the VMS and the free camera installtion tool.

But once rotated the rotation is done on the camera side and not on the VMS side meaning if you connect the Avigilon camera to milestone you will get it rotated.

[IPVM Update: Commenter acknowledges below that this is not correct]

For Avigilon there are some option that are on the camera side but only available via the sfotware and there are number of options that are available only via the web interface.

That said - I'm not sure why they did this the way they did.

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We tried rotating the camera via their software (VMS and camera installation tool) and then connecting to other VMSes, but it does not rotate to 9:16. If there's some step we're missing we'd be happy to try again, but it seems to only function in ACC.

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Sorry - after rechecking you are correct.

I was sure that I did this before (about 6 months ago) for a customer but now I cannot reproduce this.

I'll do some asking around but at the moment please cosider my previous comment as incorrect.

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