How much does Video Surveillance Cost?

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jan 11, 2009

This report provides rough estimated prices for video surveillance products and systems including cameras, video management systems, video analytics, storage and installation. While such numbers cannot be precise without choosing specific components and knowing site conditions, knowing rough estimates can be very useful.

Why You Should Know Costs

I am a big believer of the importance of knowing costs. Without factoring in costs, many technology discussions turn into pointless debates over what's the absolute best. The reality is that customers care immensely about cost and the relative value of products. Only by knowing costs of competing products and solutions can you determine what is the best solution, what people will buy and ultimately where the market will head.

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