Surveillance Subcontractor Usage

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 22, 2012

Whether or not to subcontract all or part of a security deployment is often a polarizing subject. Some integrators refuse to subcontract work, preferring to have their staff do all work and maintain complete control of a project. Others say they could never do all the work they do without subcontracting. To find out what is really going on in the industry, we asked integrators how often they use subcontractors.

The Results

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  • ***** *********: ****** ******* *** ***** **** ******* **** ***** deployments, ********* **** ******** *** ***********. ***** ********* ******* ** this **** *** **** ****** ** **** * "******" ** lower-level ***** ** **** ****** *** ******* *******, *** **** likely ** *** ******-******* ***** *** ***** *****, ****** ************** more ******.

Quality *******

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  • "*** ******* ** ***** ** *** *********** ** **** ******** with **** ********** ** *** *******, *** ******** ** *** take * '******' ** *** * *** *** ** ***** out **'* * **** *** ** ******** **** *****. **'* kind ** * **** ****** ** *** *** ** ************ big ** ******** ********* ******* **** ** ***'* ** *********. That ***** **** **** ** *** ********* ************* *** ***** of ***** ** **** **** * **** **** ***!"
  • "********* ** **, *** ** ******** *** ****** *** *** jobs. **** ** ***** ************ ****** ********** **** *** ** the ****."
  • "****** ** ****** **** ** ** *** *** *********. ** never *** ************** *** ************ ****** ** ******** ********* ******* like ** ***********. ** **** *** ************** *** *******, **** infrequently, *** ****** ****** **** '**** **** **** **** **** port.' ********* **'** ***** **'* ****** ** ** ** *********."
  • "**** ****** ** **** ******* *** ** ********** *** ********. Sure * *** **** *** *** ** *** * **** for ** ** * *** ***, *** ****** ** *** a **** ** *** **** ** **** * ******* **** one ** *** ***** ** ********* *** ******* **** **** shortcuts **** ******* ***** ****** ** **** ****** ** ***** down ***** *** ******* ** *** **** **. *** *** what *** *** ***."
  • "* ***** ** * ***** ****** ****** ** ******* ** do *** ****** *** **** *** * **** *** **** correctly. ** ********** ** ***** *** **** ** **** *** work ** *******."

Subcontractor *********

*** **** ****** ****** ***** *** ******* *** ******** *** that **************, ********** ************, **** ***** ****** ** ****** ** certain *****, **** ** ******* *** ***** ************. ** ** often *********** ** *** *********** *** *** ******* *** ********* in *** *******, ********, **********, *** ***** ******-***** ********* *** installing *****. ****** ************** *** ***** ***** *** ***** ***** overall, ******** ******* ***** ** ** **** ******-***** ****.

  • "*** ******* ** *** * ******* ******* ** ** ********* sub *** * *** ** *** ********** ******* *** ******** network ***********. **'** **** ***** **** ************ **** ***** ****** and **** ********* **** *** ***********.:
  • "******** ******** ** ** *** **** ********* ** ******** ******* consistency. **** ***** ****, ** ** *** **** ********* *** to ** ************, ********, **********, ********, **********, ** ******** *** are **** **** ******* ** ***** **** ******* **** ** others."
  • "******* ******* ** ********* ********** ** * ********** ******* *******. It ** **** ******** *** *** ******* ** *** ***** skills ****** **** **** *** ***** ******* ********."
  • "*'* ********* **** *** ******** ***** *** ** ********** **** not ***** *** ******* ** ******* *** ** *** ****** in ***** ** **** *** ***** ** *** ******** ********* and ******** *** ************ ********. **'* **** ********* ** **** a *******/******* **** ** ***** **** *** *** ******* ********. We **** **** ******** ************** **** ** **** ****, *** focusing *** ** ***** ***** ** **** *** ************ *** service/support."
  • "** *** ****** ***** **** ** ******* ***** **** ****** a *********"
  • "*** ****** **** *** ************** ** ***** ** ** *** to ******* ******* ********** ************. *** **** ** * ********-******** technical ****** **** *** ********* ******* **** ******* *****, ********** hardware, ** ******* ****."

Assists ** ****** ********

**** *********** ** *** **** **** **** * ******* ** technicians ** *****. ****** ************** *** ******* *** ******* ***** may ***** ******* *********** ** **** ** ******** ***** **** would ********* ** ****** ** ******.

  • "**'* ***** ******* *** ****** ** **** ** ********** ******* all *** *****, *******, **** *****, ***. ******** **** ** do ** ** *****. ****'** ******* *** ********* *** *** techs **** ********* , *** ** *** **** ***, ** the ***********, *** ** *** *******. ** *** *** * lot ** ***** ******** **** **** *** ***** **** ***."
  • "** **** **** * ********** ** *** *******; *** *** bigger **** ** **** ** ** ** *** ***** ****** we ********* **** ****."
  • "*****'* *** ****** ** **** **** ********** *** ************ **** to ** **** ** ****** **** ****** **** *** ******* so **** ** *** * *** *** **** *** ******* it ** *** ***."
  • "****** ** ** **** ** ****** **** ******* ****** ** keep **** ** ********* ** *****."
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