How to Specify a Preferred IP Camera

Author: John Honovich, Published on Aug 11, 2011

Often users will find a camera that they trust and will prefer to get that camera rather than risk an RFP respondent low bidding a 'junk' camera and screwing the end user over. This issue was raised in our WDR megapixel shootout where one vendor's performance was clearly superior to others. How do you ensure you get the highest quality without simply requiring a specific model number? In this note, we provide recommendations on best practices for a fair, thorough, non biased RFP.

Only Specify Where Needed

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