Profitability: Access vs Video - Statistics

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 06, 2014, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

Where do integrators make more money?

Access control or video surveillance?

With both systems being a core competency of many integrators, we wanted to find out which one generated more profits.

In this note, we asked over 100 integrators to tell us which system was more profitable, and why.

The *********

**** *********** **** ** **** ****** work ** **** **********, **** **** than */*** ******** *****:

Access ************* *******

*** ***** ********** ****** ** **** lucrative, *** **** ******* ***** *******:

  • ****** *******: ********'* ******* ******* ** '***' or *********************** ** **** ****** **** ******, due ** ****** ****** *** ************ complexity ***** ********* ** * ******* labor ****.
  • ****** *******: ****** ******** *** ******** ** often **** **** ******* ********** *******, and **** ******** ******* ******** *************, making *** *********** ** ******** *****-******** and ********* ****** **** ******** ******* much **** *********.

Video ************* *******

** *** **** ****, ***** *** two ****** ************ *** ***** ** less ********* ****** ** ******:

  • **** ***** ****:******* *********** ********* **** ***** ** more ******* *** **** ******* ****** by ***-*****, *** ****** ************* *** much **** ********. ** * ******, efficiencies *** ***** ****** *** *****, with ******* ****** **** ****, ********** having **** ********, *** **** ****** costs ******* ******* *****.
  • ***** ****** ** ****: ******* *** **** ****** ****** profits ******* ** *** **** ******* the ******** ***** **** ******. *** investment ** ***** ****** ** ******* because ***** ** * **** ****** of ********* *** ************* **** **** take ***** ****** ********* **** ** *** ****** line.

** *** ******** *****, ** ****** on ***** *** ****** **** ***** from *** ********** *********:

Less *********** *** ******

***** ***** ** ************ ************* ** a '*********' ***** ******* ********* *** wins *** ***, ****** ******* ***** designers *** ********* **** ********* ********** and ******** ************ ******* ****** ******* are *****.

  • "****** ******* ****** ** ********* ** everybody ******* ** *** * ***** of ********** **** **** ***** ******* CCTV ********** ****'* ********* ***. "
  • "** *** **** ******* * ******, they **** ********** **** ** ****. On ****** ******* **** ** *** the ****. **** ******* * **** controller *** **** **** ******** ***** make ** **** ** **** **** us."
  • "*** ***** ************ ****** *** **** so ********* **** ***********."
  • "**** *********** **** ***** ********."
  • "**** ** **** *********** *** ********** people ********** ***** *** ****** *** going ****. ****** ******* ** ********* out ** *** ******* **** *** most ** ***** *********** ****** *** that ***** ** *** ******* ** keep *** ****** ******."
  • "** **** ** ********* *** **** hardware, ** ******* ** *** *********** more ******** **** * *******. "
  • "**'* ******** **** ********** ******* ***** are ***** ************* *********** ** ******* it. ********* *** ***** ************** ** ** *********** *****."
  • "****** ** **** ********** ******* *** end ***** ********* **** ** ** totally *** ******* *** ******* ** more ********** **** ************. **** ** Video, **** ** *** ********'* ******* administrators *** **** ** ******* ***** system *********** *** *************** **********."

Higher ******* *** ******

**** **** ********** *******, ****** ****** just **** ** *** ******** *** find *** ****** *****. **** ** they *** **** ** ** ****** channels, **** ***** ****** '** ** Yourself' ******* *** ******* ******** ** to ** ********** ******* ********* *** likely *** ******* ******** ***********.

  • "* ***** *** ****** ******* ** slightly **** ********** ***** ** *** majority ** *** ******** *** ***********."
  • "** *** *** **** ** **** up ***** ********* ** **** ** access."
  • "***, ******* **** *** **** ****** to ***** **** * **** ********** or**** **** ****** ******."
  • "**** ******** ** ****** ******* ** **** profitable, *** *** ******* *** ********* are *******."
  • "* ***** ** ** ******* ** *** commodity priced *******."

*******, *** ******** **** **** ******* with ******. *********** ****** *** **** that ****** *** ***** ***** * better ***** *****:

Video ****** ** ******

**** ***** ***** **** **** ***********, **** practice, *** ******* ************.  **** ***** 'in ******', ****** ****** ***** **** effort ** **** *******.

  • "******* *** ** ****** ** ****** but ***** ** **** ***** ****** so *** ** **** ***** ** be ****."
  • "** ******** ** *** ***** **** for ***** *** ****** ***, *** they **** **** **** *** ***."
  • "*** ***** *** ** ******* ******* are **** ** **** ******* ** access ******* *** ****** ***** ***** systems *** ******** *********."
  • "***** ** **** ********** ****** ******* we ** **** ** **. * typical ***** *** **** ** ** the $*** ***** ***** ****** ******* is ** *** $*-** *****."
  • "** **** **** **** ***** ************ then ****** ******* - ** ***** in ******* ****** ******* ** *** so ***********..."
  • "*********** **** ************ ******** **** *** installs."

Harder ** **** ******

******* ****** ** *****, ********** ** higher, *** *** ************ ******* ** contracted ** ******** ******* ******* ********, access ******* ** * ******* **** to ****. **** ***** ************ ** complete, *** *********** ** ******* *********** and ******** ********** ** ****** ******** turns **** ********* ********* ***.

  • "**** ** *** ************ **** ** fractured. *** **** ******** (**** *** electrified *******) ** ******** ** *** Division * **********. *** **** ******* (to *** ***** *** ** *******) is ********* *** ********* ** *** Division ** **********, *** *** ****** & ** ******** ** ******* *****-*********. The **** ***** **** ** ** controllers, *******, ******** & ***********. **, as *** ***** *******, ** **** the ***** ******."
  • "*** (********** ***** *******) *** **** for ****** ** ***** ** *********** potential ********* ** *** *** *******."
  • "*** **** ********** ** ** ******* of *** **** ** ***** ** specify *** ******** *** ****** ******** in *** ************, **** ***** (**** closing **********) *** ******* ******* ******* the *** ******* *** *** ********* for *** ********."
  • "** ***** ***** ****** ****** ** land * ****** ****** ******* ***. Video ******** **** ** **."
  • "**** ************ ** ******* **** ** the ****** *****. **** ****** ******* we ** *** ** *** **** works, ** ** *** ** *** fire ***********, ** ** *** ** the ******* ***. **** ************ ** find * ******* *** **** ****** and ***** ****** **** ** **** of * ******* *******."
  • "*** ****** ****** *** ****** ** a ******** ********** ****** ***** ** access ******* ** **** *** *** deployment ** *** ****** ** *** that **** ** * ***** ******."
  • "** - **** ******* ********** *********** and **** ******* **** ********* ** terms ** ***-** *** ******* **** access ******* **** ********** ** *** long ***."

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Informative article. Thanks for the research.

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