Total Cost of Ownership

03Oct 2018

As the complexity of systems in the security market grows, it remains critical to ensure that your technology solution partners not only provide the best resources and smart tools but also guarantees on how the system will operate. Demands for greater bandwidth and storage needs, along with end users who want to continuously swap out […]

18Sep 2018
Warranty Total Cost of Ownership

Security Integrators should be the first call if there is an issue – any issue – at the project site. Time spent analyzing the issue, and potentially repairing the system is usually non-billable, as there is likely a performance contract in place. Regardless of advanced and sometimes complex technology, customers expect quick fixes. Downtime not […]

09Mar 2018

As new data recovery technologies become more sophisticated, confidential information stored on malfunctioning hard drives has never been more vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Typical warranties request failed hard drives be returned to the manufacturer during replacement. This leaves customers with a difficult choice to make: risk sensitive data falling into the wrong hands or keep […]

01Mar 2018
Neptune video recording servers

We have all heard the expression “you get what you pay for.” It certainly has a negative connotation, yet it seems to be viewed positively when justifying a poor purchase. Over the years, we have seen much of that in the video surveillance space. As many systems were built on unbranded or generic (white-box) solutions […]

13Feb 2017
Cost-Effective Video Surveillance Solution

How to Create a Cost-Effective Video Surveillance Solution After years of being offered the cheapest solution by the security integrator, today’s end customer is savvier. There has been a strong shift to purchasing higher reliability backbone infrastructure to ensure both stability and scalability. This is after previous generation systems offered compromised performance and poor data […]

23Jun 2015

Image Archiving As an increasing number of installers and integrators embrace the additional functionality and flexibility of network-based solutions, many are having to reappraise the pros and cons of historically accepted security philosophies. Networked solutions offer the ability to design systems that benefit specific sites, and address the problems they face. Benchmark considers how the […]

03Jun 2015
Strategic Management of Video Storage Costs

Video Storage System Cost Considerations Costs are at issue when considering any component of a video system. Strategic management of costs is especially important when considering video storage systems because storage accounts for such a large cost component of networked systems. Gartner’s Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) As enterprise products begin to dominate the video […]

29May 2015
3 Reasons to Stop Using DIY Systems

Many integrators still feel the pressure to compete in the surveillance market by building their own video solutions together piece by piece. While certainly, they have the experience to complete this undertaking, there is a preferable approach than do-it-yourself systems. Servers and storage pre-built specifically for IP video surveillance make the best solutions. Below are […]