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? **** ******* ****** ****"

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Preconfiguring ********

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

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  • "*-* *****. ****** ** ** * ***** ** *** ********** with. **** *-* *****."
  • "*.* ** * **** **** - **** ****** ************* *** more ********* ** *** *** ******** **** ******."
  • "**** ** ******** ******** ***** ** *** ***** ****. ******** else *'* *** ****."
  • "***** ** **** *** ** ******* ** *** ***** *** the ****** *** **** **** ******* **** ***** ** *** if *** * ***** **** ******** ****."

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

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

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

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Aim & *****

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Remote *****

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

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

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  • "** *** ********* ****** **** ******** ******** *** ********* ** hard **** ** *** ** ***** *** *******."
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  • "** **** **** * ** *** ****** ** ********** **** a ******. * *** * ******** ******** *** ******* * ****** so **** ****** ***'* **** ***** **** *********."
  • "** *** * **** **** ******, ******** ** *** **** can *** ***** **** ** ******* **** ** *** ** the ******, ** ***** **** ****."
  • "****** *** ****** ********* (****** ** **** ****, *** ***. is *** ** *** ******."
  • "****** ******* ***** *** ****** **** **** ** *** *** focus * ******: **** ** **** ** **********'* ******, **** for ****** ** **** ** ***** ******* ** ******, ********** must **** **** ***** ******** ** *** ** ******."
  • "************ **** ******** **** * *** ********** ****, *** ****** than * **** ** *** ****** *** ******* ******* *** by ***** ***** ** *** ******."

******** *********

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

Comments (4)

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

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

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

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