First Integrator Face Off Results

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Jan 20, 2016

The results are in, and they are interesting indeed.

Five integrators pitched us their designs in our First Integrator Face Off, aiming to solve this problem:

"A large farmer's market has been experiencing vandalism and theft in their parking lot and would like to install cameras to monitor the area. The lot is large, about 1,200' wide by 300' deep, with four entrances, shown on this overhead view:"

Responders were free to propose their own solution and preferred equipment.

Each respondent submitted:

  • Their design using the IPVM Camera Calculator
  • Their product section (make / manufacturer)
  • Their product price
  • Labor hours estimated 

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Artelisys: $**,***

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Bullet ********: $*,***.**

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Godrej: $***,***.**

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Kimia **********: $**,***.**

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Lasco: $**,***.**

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Which ***** *** ******?

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Comments (25)

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* ***** ** ***** ** **** ***********.

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