Camera Commissioning Labor Standards

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 01, 2014

Adding to our Camera Install Labor Standards, IPVM has established standards for the following two common scenarios:

  • "How many manhours would you estimate to: Configure an uninstalled camera, ie: IP addressing, firmware updates, basic image settings? Why? What would impact this?"
  • "How many manhours would you estimate to Aim and Focus a camera? Why? What factors impact this"

Based on global integrator survey results, we provide an average number of hours, the range of hours estimated, and the key factors impacting the time to do so. Importantly, differences in manufacturers and feature sets provided had a material impact on these results, as shown inside.

****** ** ********* ******* ***** *********, **** *** *********** ********* *** *** ********* *** ****** scenarios:

  • "*** **** ******** ***** *** ******** **: ********* ** *********** ******, **: IP **********, ******** *******, ***** ***** ********? ***? **** ***** impact ****?"
  • "*** **** ******** ***** *** ******** ** *** *** ***** * ******? Why? **** ******* ****** ****"

***** ** ****** ********** ****** *******, ** ******* ** ******* number ** *****, *** ***** ** ***** *********, *** *** key ******* ********* *** **** ** ** **. ***********, *********** in ************* *** ******* **** ******** *** * ******** ****** on ***** *******, ** ***** ******.

[***************]

Camera ********** ********

** ******** *** ********* *** *** ****** ****** ************ ********** into * '****** *******' *****. ***** *** ***** *****:

  • ****************: *.* ******** *** ******
  • *** & *****: *.* ******** *** ******

** *** ******** **** ******, ** ******* **** ******** ** greater ******, ******* *** **** ****** ** ***** *** *************** **** ******** **** ********** *** *******.

*** ********* **** ** *********** ******* *** ******** ***** *** * *****/******* call, ** ** **** ** * ****** *******. *******, **** ********* ***** impact *** **** **** ** ********* ****** ** *** ********* of ****** *****, ******* **, ** ********* '****** * *** worthwhile'.

Preconfiguring ********

*** **** ********, ** ***** "*** **** ******** ***** *** ******** to: ********* ** *********** ******, **: ** **********, ******** *******, basic ***** ********? ***? **** ***** ****** ****?"

*** ******* ** *** ******* ** *.* ******** *** ****** *** **************** ****.  The **** ****** ** ******* ** ***** *****:

Specific ****** ******

*** ********* ***** ********* ******* ** **** ***** *********** **** a ****** ********* *** ******** ****** *******. ******* ******** ***** that ******** ****** *** *** ********, *** **** ******** *** a ****** *****:

  • "****** **** *** ******** ***** ***** **** *** ******* ****** on ****. **** ****** *** ****** ** *********."
  • "* **** **** ********** ********** *** ** *** ****** ** a ***** **** (** *** ***** **% *** *******, ** with ****)."
  • "*-* *****. ****** ** ** * ***** ** *** ********** with. **** *-* *****."
  • "*.* ** * **** **** - **** ****** ************* *** more ********* ** *** *** ******** **** ******."
  • "**** ** ******** ******** ***** ** *** ***** ****. ******** else *'* *** ****."
  • "***** ** **** *** ** ******* ** *** ***** *** the ****** *** **** **** ******* **** ***** ** *** if *** * ***** **** ******** ****."

Bad ******* **** ****

******* *** ****** ** **** ******* **** * **** ******* reputation **** **** **** ** ******* *********. ** **** *****, this ******** ******* *** ******* ***** ******* **** ****** * discount *****.

  • "*** ******* ****, ****** **'* ******* ** ***** ******** **** not **** ********."
  • "******* ****** ** *** **** & ***** ** ******. **** are * **** ***."
  • "** **** **** **** **** ***** ******* **** **** ***** 2 ***** ** **** ** *** *****."
  • "**** ** ****, ********, **** ** *******, **'* ** .** of ************* **** *** ****** ****** *** ******** ******* ***** place. **** *** ***** *****, ** **** ****** .**."

No *********** ****** ********

*******, **** ** *** ********** ********* **** **** ********* ** 'pre ***********' ******** ******** ******** ** ************. ******** *** ********* from all ************, *** ******* ** ******** ** *** ****** ******* as * *** ******* ** *** '***** ***' **** ***** to *** ***** *****. **** * *** ******** ** *** configuration ******** **** ********* ********* ***: ***************************

Aim & *****

*** **** ******** ***** "*** **** ******** ***** *** ******** ** Aim *** ***** * ******? ***? **** ******* ****** ****", in ***** ** **** **** *** **** ** ***** ** physically ****** *** ****** *** *** **** *******.  *** ********* of ******** ***** ****, *** *** ****** ***** ********** ******** *** ***** ******.

*** ******* ** *** ******* ** *.** ******** *** ****** *** ****** and ********.  *** **** ****** ** ******* ** ***** *****:

Remote *****

***** ******* *** ******* ***** ***** ****** ****** ***** *** zoom ** * *** *******:

  • "** *** *** ******* **** ****** ***** *** **** ** on ******* ********** ** ***** *** ******* *** ** *** of *** ***** ********* ** ***** ******* ** ******* ****."
  • "********* *******: - ********* ** ****** (*.*. ****):
  • "**** ******* ** ******* *** ****** ***** ** **** **** to *** ***** **** *** *** ***"
  • "*.** ***** - *** ******* ** ****** *** **** *****, aiming ** **** ***********"
  • "********* **** ** **** ***** *** ****-***** ***** ****** ****** of **** *** **** ***** **** ******** ***** **** **** than ** *******."
  • "*.* ***** *** ****/****** ***** ** ** ****** **** ******."
  • "*.** *** **** *******. ** ***'* *** *** ** *** labor *** * *** * ****** **** *******, ***** ***** for ****** **** ***** **** *** *******."

Install ******** ********

**** ********* ***** *** ********** ******* ** ********* *** ********* with ***** ** '*** **** *** ****** ****' ** *** point *********. ****** ********** ***** ***** ********* ** ******* *********, ******* by ***** ** *****, **** ******* ********* *** *** *** the ****** ** * ******* ******. ** **** **** *** the **** ** ***** ** *** **** **** * ****** if * ****** *** *********:

  • "** *** ********* ****** **** ******** ******** *** ********* ** hard **** ** *** ** ***** *** *******."
  • "'*'* ******** ****** **-** ******* *** **** ******* ******* ** a ********** ****** (* ** ** ****). *** ********* *** use * **** ******* ** ***** ***** **** ** *** time, *** ****'** *** ******* *** ********* ******* ***** *** needed."
  • "** **** **** * ** *** ****** ** ********** **** a ******. * *** * ******** ******** *** ******* * ****** so **** ****** ***'* **** ***** **** *********."
  • "** *** * **** **** ******, ******** ** *** **** can *** ***** **** ** ******* **** ** *** ** the ******, ** ***** **** ****."
  • "****** *** ****** ********* (****** ** **** ****, *** ***. is *** ** *** ******."
  • "****** ******* ***** *** ****** **** **** ** *** *** focus * ******: **** ** **** ** **********'* ******, **** for ****** ** **** ** ***** ******* ** ******, ********** must **** **** ***** ******** ** *** ** ******."
  • "************ **** ******** **** * *** ********** ****, *** ****** than * **** ** *** ****** *** ******* ******* *** by ***** ***** ** *** ******."

******** *********

*** ******* **** ****** ** **** *** ******** ** ******** for *** ***** **** **** **** ***** **** *** ****** to ** ******* **. ******** ********* ****** *** ***** *** frustration ** **-****** *** ********** ******** ***** ** ******* ** discussing **** * ***** ******* ** ****** ****** ***** *** last ******:

  • "******* ******** ** ******* *** ******** ***** **** **** **** to *** ** *** *****."
  • "* **** ** ****** *****, .* ***** ** ******. **** assumes ***-******** ******* ***** ** ********* **** ** ******* *****."
  • "***** ** ********** **** ***** **** *** ******** ** ** 50% ** *** ******* ***** ** */* **** *** ****** simply ******* ** ***'* ** * **** **** *** ** relaying *** ****** ****** ** *** ***********."
  • "**** ** ***** "******** *****" ** **** ***** ** ** seen ** ****** **** ****** **** **** *** **** ******** is. * *** **** **** ** "** ***** *** **** better **** **" *** ** **** *** ********** *** ** them."
  • "** ******* ** *** *** ***** **** ** ******* ** re-aim *** ***** ***** ******** *****."
  • "******* ** ********** ** ***, *******, ********** **** ******** ***** he ***** ****** ** ***."
  • "** ** ******** ******** **** ***** ********** ** * **** group **** ***** ******* **** * **********, * ***** ****** the ****."

Comments (4)

******* ** *** ********* ****, ***'* ******* * '**** ***' auto-focusing ****** ** * '*** ***' ****** ***** ******.

** ******* ****, ** ****, ** *** ******* ***** * hour ******* ***** *******. ***** / ********?

** **** ***, ** **** ***** ****** $*** ****?

*** **** ******* ** ***** **** ******* **** ******* ** hard ** ***** ***** ***** *** ****** ****** *** ** them **** * ******. ** * **** ** ****** ** reach *** ****** *** * ***** **-***** ** ******, *** money ***** ** *** ********* ****** ** **** ***** *** $100 ** ******. ** *** ****** ** ** ** *'-**' drop ******* ** * ****** ****, ** *** *** ** worth **. ** ** *********, * ****** ** **** ** if *** ****** ******. ** ***** ** ** ****** ** get *** ******* ***** **** **** ** ******.

**** ***-** ******* ****** *********? ***** ** *** ******** ******* mentioned, * "**** *** *****" *** ***** ** ****** ************ they ** ** *******.

**** *****, **** ***** ******** **** ****** ************ *********** **** a ******* ********** ***********.

***** ***

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Importance of Sales To Integrators - Statistics on Jun 23, 2017
One of the top trends in the industry over the past few years has been the rise of across-the-board sales (e.g.: Hikvision Sales, Dahua Sale,...
Directory of 40 IP Camera Manufacturer Discovery Tools on Jun 19, 2017
Locating the IP address of a DHCP client or factory defaulted device on a network is often a difficult task.  In another report, we discussed...
Bluebeam Revu Security Floorplan Estimation App Test on Jun 15, 2017
Bluebeam Revu is a construction design markup tool that claims it is "used by 94% of top US contractors", but what role does it have for physical...
Non-Competes Divide Integrators on Jun 12, 2017
Non-competes are controversial legal agreements that prohibit parties (typically employees) from working in a similar role or trade of their...
Panoramic: Fisheye vs Multi-Imager Usage on Jun 09, 2017
Panoramic cameras are a growing trend within video surveillance. The two main options are fisheye cameras using a single imager with an ultra-wide...
RMR Integrator Importance Statistics on Jun 08, 2017
How do integrators feel about offering RMR / recurring revenue services? For many, their business revolves around RMR, while others see no...
China Direct / Aliexpress Favorability on Jun 02, 2017
A source for incredible deals, or too good to be true? In our Distributor Favorability Survey integrated shared their experiences and opinions on...
Most Disrespected Manufacturer Competitors on Jun 01, 2017
Manufacturers told IPVM what competitor they most disrespected. There was one overwhelming selection that manufacturers felt was harming the...
Access Control AHJ Nightmares on Jun 01, 2017
For access control jobs, a single person can be the difference between finishing a job, costing thousands in extra dollars, and being profitable...
Most Respected Manufacturer Competitors on May 25, 2017
Manufacturers told IPVM what competitor they most respected. In terms of total revenue, Hikvision, Dahua and Axis are certainly tops but would...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Importance of Sales To Integrators - Statistics on Jun 23, 2017
One of the top trends in the industry over the past few years has been the rise of across-the-board sales (e.g.: Hikvision Sales, Dahua Sale,...
Deep Learning Surveillance Startups Deep Problem on Jun 23, 2017
The undeniably good news for the video surveillance market is that we are seeing the rise of more startups than in many years. The cause of this...
Avigilon Announces RADAR-Based Presence Detector on Jun 22, 2017
RADAR is gaining momentum within physical security. Two months after Axis announced a network radar detector, Avigilon has announced a RADAR-Based...
Covert Cloud Camera Service Launching (KJB) on Jun 22, 2017
Cloud IP cameras, for consumers, has become increasingly commonplace. However, covert cameras, lag there, with few options. Now, North America's...
Manufacturers Shipping Unlicensed H.265 Products on Jun 22, 2017
While H.265 support in video surveillance is growing, IPVM's research shows that most surveillance manufacturers are shipping H.265 products with...
Uniview Low-Cost Bullet PTZ Tested on Jun 21, 2017
Uniview is offering a HD zoom bullet camera, the IPC742SR9-PZ30-32G, with an integrated pan / tilt positioner, for the price of a low-cost...
QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices on Jun 21, 2017
Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and...
45 Drives 'Lowest Cost' Enterprise Storage Company Profile on Jun 21, 2017
45 Drives claims the "lowest cost per Hard Drive Slot in the industry." But who or what is '45 Drives'? What started as a product design to...
No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT on Jun 20, 2017
Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important...
Resolver / PPM 2000 Incident Management Platform Profile on Jun 20, 2017
You might have seen the company whose employees wear hockey jerseys at trade shows and wondered "what do they do?" PPM 2000 has been active in...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact