We continue our industry first installation labor standards result with a look at Video Management System setup, adding to the camera installation and cabling installation entries.
These standards help integrators improve the accuracy and efficiency of their installations, reducing risks and cost.
We developed these standards based on a global survey of integrators who provided in-depth responses on how much time and what factors impact their installs.
Questions / Scenarios Asked
Two scenarios were presented:
- VMS Installation: "How many manhours would you estimate to install and configure a VMS Server? Why? Which VMS? What impacts this?"
- VMS Commissioning: "How many manhours would you estimate to add 10 cameras to a new VMS? Assume cameras already are installed and have IP addresses preconfigured. The effort includes fine tuning 10 cameras for production recording and live viewing in the VMS."
The overall averages were: