How to quote a wireless surveillance system.
How to quote a wireless surveillance system
Having the answers to the following questions can help you adequately scope a wireless surveillance system and properly quote the system.
What kinds of devices are being connected?
-Camera, access control, PLC, RTU, substation, VoIP, sensor, digital sign, irrigation, HVAC, lighting
-Protocol for the devices- Ethernet, RS232, RS485
Are there multiple devices in one location? If so, how many and type?
What are the Bandwidth requirements for video applications?
- Camera (Standard Def or MegaPixel?)
- Resolution or # of lines
- Frame Rate
- Compression Rate (JPEG, MPEG4, h.264)
- Camera Model Number
What is the function of the system?
- Live viewing for EVERY camera in network
- Event viewing for a single camera in the network and live viewing of a single camera
- Megapixel Storage at the camera while viewing live video in standard definition
- Store and forward for each camera, live viewing to only 1 camera at a time
Where is the “Head-End”?
Is there more than 1 network location we have to work with that has hard wired Ethernet? Speak to the customer about installing additional Ethernet drops at key locations around the site and whether or not this is an option.
Location of each remote device?
Note any devices that are “tucked” in difficult to reach locations in relation to Head-End
If so, are options available for routing the antenna away from the remote device, to an area that will provide a clearer path to the Head-end
Are remote devices Line-of-Sight or Non-Line of Sight to the Head End location/s?
- Total number of Line Of Sight devices
- Total number of Non-Line of Sight devices
(Google Earth can be useful for determining non-line of sight path trajectories)
Will radios be mounted outdoors?
- Outdoor rated
- Indoor rated
- Mounting radios in 3rd party control box
Is power available at the remote device locations?
Site address and GPS coordinates (OPTIONAL- for purposes of designing solution via Google Earth)
About Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson has over 25 years of wireless technology business experience. Throughout his career, he has held marketing, strategic planning, and strategic partnerships positions with multiple fortune 500 companies including Avocent, Motorola and 3COM. He has always stayed on the cutting edge of innovative wireless technologies and lead teams that introduced a number of revolutionary first-to-marketwireless products. Matt has published numerous articles and is considered a technology visionary within the wireless networking market. He holds an innovative patent in wireless computing, a BS in computer information systems and a MBA from Regis University in Colorado.
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