IPVM is proud to release the first ever surveillance camera labor estimation standards.
These standards help integrators improve the accuracy and efficiency of their installations, reducing risks and cost.
We developed these standards based on a global survey of integrators who provided in-depth responses on how much time and what factors impact their installs.
6 Core Scenarios
The standards focus on 6 fundamental scenarios where integrators routinely install cameras:
- Low Indoor Tile / Grid Ceiling
- High Indoor Hard Panel Ceiling
- High Outdoor Commercial Building
- High Outdoor Masonry Column
- Pre-prepped Freestanding Pole
- Flat Mount Roof
Description and Image Provided
To ascertain richer and more meaningful responses, we provided an image of the scenario and a description of the area.
For example, in the "Low Indoor Tile / Grid Ceiling", we described it as such to integrators:
"The location has 1/2" thick fiber acoustic tile suspended from grid, with no existing backing material or needed plenum rating, located 8' - 10' above the floor. Cabling has previously been run and terminated to the mounting spot. How many manhours would you estimate for mounting a camera in the following area? Why?"
With the following image provided:
Each of the other scenarios had the same information and visuals.
Integrators provided us both a number, in terms of hours, and a description of the key factors that impacted them (tools, safety concerns, logistical limitations, etc.)
We then tabulated a range of hours estimated, an avearge hour estimate plus color commentary on the issues impacting their estimates.