We have been looking into getting CCTV for a while now and the SMT finally want to go ahead with it.
Does anyone have any useful tips on what kind of system/cameras we should go for? And any hidden/unexpected costs?
I have got 4 quotes so far. I don't know how many cameras we will need as it is quite an open site, so I asked the people quoting to give me their recommendations.
Here are the basics of the quotes
Link CCTV: 21 cameras (Axis) @ £35 750
CSE: 20 cameras (Axis & Mobotix) @ £16 838
MISCO: 5 cameras @ £15 071
IC2: 15 camera's (Panasonic) @ £21 990
In reality we only want to start with the recording system and about 5 cameras but we may want to build on it at a later date.
One thing that confused my opinion was whether to go for camera's on our LAN or a dedicated network. The IC2 people use a special recording system that can only connect 16 cameras, if you want more you have to buy another one.
I am having a meeting on Thursday (28th Sept 2006) with SMT to make a final decision on what cameras we want so any input would be really useful