Service / Maintenance Contracts Guide

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 20, 2011

To keep any surveillance system up and running, regular maintenance needs to be performed. However, it is often unclear what should be in included, how often it should be done and how much should be charged. This is especially true of IP surveillance, with its added complexities: switches, servers, wireless access points, etc. As such, integrators normally offer maintenance contracts for these systems, which can included a wide variety of services. In this note, we provide recommendations on common services, options and costs.

Replacing Broken Equipment

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Camera ***********

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PC ***********

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Wireless ***********

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