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How to Specify a Preferred IP Camera

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Often users will find a camera that they trust and will prefer to get that camera rather than risk an RFP respondent low bidding a 'junk' camera and screwing the end user over. This issue was raised in our WDR megapixel shootout where one vendor's...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Specifying Surveillance Video Quality

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Ensuring high quality surveillance video can be difficult. The challenge starts with specifying what level of quality is needed. There are a number of specification methods but important tradeoffs exist between them. In this report, we are going t...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

DHS $1.5 Billion Covert Surveillance RFP

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In this note, we examine a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) RFP for covert audio/video surveillance equipment and services. The equipment is to be used by DHS and other Federal law enforcement agencies. This bid is interesting both for the po...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Surveillance Camera RFP Template

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This report provides in-depth recommendations and a template for optimally specifying surveillance cameras. Confusion in properly specifying cameras is a consistent theme we hear from end users and see in published RFPs. Because of this, two appro...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

City Mesh Wireless Surveillance RFP Examined

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In this update, we examine a US city's RFP for a city-wide video surveillance system including a public safety mesh network. The RFP includes a large list of performance specifications, with no specific products being mentioned, leaving the actual...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Medical Center PSIM RFP 'Cut and Paste'

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In this note, we examine an RFP from a Hawaiian Medical Center that features a 12 page RFP that looks to be a cut and paste from a manufacturer's specification. We examine the key issues with the specification, the limitations and the potential pr...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Small City Vendor Lock In RFP Review

The worst kind of specification requires exact products, refusing any alternatives. This is such a bad practice that many organizations and government entities bar it. Unfortunately, a North Carolina City's recent Network Surveillance RFP shows th...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Airport Upgrade RFP Reviewed

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A US airport has released an RFP looking to upgrade their surveillance system to migrate to an IP video solution. To do so, they want to convert their exist cameras to run on their LAN and deploy a storage area network. In this note, we look at so...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Airport PSIM / VMS RFP Examined

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Airports security and surveillance systems are some of the most complex and expensive projects anywhere. In this report, we examine a recently released RFP for the San Francisco Airport. The Airport seeks to deploy a PSIM system to integrate thei...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

City Wide Surveillance RFP Examined

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In this note, we examine a city wide surveillance project of over 100 IP cameras across more than 20 locations. This is an especially interesting RFP to consider as the document is simultaneously grossly under specifies performance yet hard specs ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Video Surveillance RFPs Reviewed - Vol 1

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In this report, we review 4 recent real-world video surveillance Request for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs provide a good look into the needs, challenges and desires of actual security end users. In our first volume, we review: A Transit Center A Police ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

School District RFP Examined

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In this note, we examine a County's RFP for school district video surveillance. This specification requests both access control and video surveillance software. It's not much of a specification, though, as the requirements are extremely vague. For...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

City Housing Authority RFP Examined

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In this note, we examine a current video surveillance RFP for a housing authority covering more than a dozen sites. The RFP is specified in extreme details and, in may cases, too detailed or contradictory. For background, review the 154 page Housi...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Police Department Surveillance RFP

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In this update, we examine a US town's video surveillance system RFP for their police department headquarters. Rather than issuing a performance or product specification, this town has taken a much less common approach of letting each bidder desig...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Transit Center's Surveillance RFP Examined

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In this note, we start a new series examining and critiquing published RFPs for surveillance systems. These are actual projects that are currently being bid. Here we examine an operations and maintenance center for a California City. For backgroun...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Sample RFP for IP Video Surveillance System

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Request for Proposal documents (RFPs) are common and important documents for specifying and bidding video surveillance systems. Video Insight has posted samples of their RFP document in both PDF and DOC versions. Manufacturers develop RFP documen...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

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