First Integrator Face Off Opened

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jul 29, 2015

IPVM is starting a new series.

A scenario will be presented and selected integrators can respond with their proposals / designs. Then those responses will be shared with the IPVM community, letting other members vote on what they like best and provide comments on the responses.

The goal is that everyone can learn about how to best design systems and the tradeoffs in quality, coverage and pricing of different solutions.

The First One - Parking Lot

The first face off will be for a large parking lot (see it mapped on the IPVM camera calculator).

This provides a challenging environment with multiple design options possible. Inside / below, we provide the full scenario for you to review.

Response Format

Integrators are to supply three items as part of their response:

I. Recommendations/Justification/Sales Pitch

First, each bidder should provide a narrative detailing their equipment selections, explaining their design and how it meets the objective. This may (and should) include technical factors as well as operational and positioning details.

II. Camera Calculations/Equipment Locations

Using the IPVM Camera Calculator, bidders should save all cameras as a project and submit a link and export of the entire design with their response. The site may be viewed using this link.

III. Material/Labor Breakdown

Bidders should include a detailed list of major items in their design and the labor to install them. This breakdown should be organized by each install location. Major items includes cameras, mounts, access points, servers, switches, etc., but not incidentals such as connectors, cabling, or other small items.

Labor may be shown as either total number of hours or broken out in more detail, whichever the bidder prefers. Pricing for labor is not required.

Integrators Participating

Each integrator selected will be paid $300 plus have their company featured on the response report including a link to their company's site.

IPVM will select 4 or 5 integrators to participate. We are looking for integrators to submit different manufacturers / approaches so the community can better learn and see the differences involved.

We will contact and confirm with the selected integrators by July 31st. All responses / proposals will need to be submitted by August 15th.

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