Revisions "F", 04/25/05
Adapticom strives to provide
the highest quality and most modern surveillance equipment at the most
economical costs, with the cost of a small, multi-camera system
typically coming in at less than $1,000.00.
That being said, for those desiring extremely sophisticated systems or
extremely robust software, we also offer systems and software packages
that run well into six figures.
The cost of an "Adapticam System" is made up of four components:
1. Hardware costs.
2. Installation costs.
3. Software setup
4. Image storage and site maintenance
System hardware is made up of
Adapticom utilizes LAN or Internet cameras, not web cams. LAN cams require no
association with a PC and reside directly on a wired or wireless
LAN. Costs for these cameras start at around $250.00 and go up into
the thousands Our average customer typically selects cameras in
the $250.00 to $450.00 range. As a result the camera cost for
a typical 4-cam installation might be in the area of $1,250.00:
|basic "wired" camera
|basic "wireless" camera
|Total Camera Costs
Adapticam typically utilizes relatively
inexpensive routers, costing between $75.00 and $150.00. For
installations with great distance between cameras or many cameras in
use, additional devices, known as hubs, costing $50-$100, may be
Some installations may benefit from wireless cameras, which will also
require a wireless access point, or router. These devices
typically cost between $200.00 and $500.00.
Wired cameras and routers are connected via Cat-5 (Category five) or Cat-6 cable, typically costing $0.10 to $0.20 per foot.
Adapticom ships preconfigured systems world-wide to all countries not covered by export restrictions. Many installations are simple enough to be completed by a business owner,
school IT administrator, or home owner. However, upon request Adapticom will advise the purchaser in the selection of a local licensed alarm installer to complete the installation.
Obviously, the cost of installation varies depending on the site and
the level of difficulty posed by the site and complexity of the
system. It is unusual, however for the installation of a four
camera system to be more than $1,000.00 and often can be expected to be
closer to $500.00. The installation costs fall into three broad
LAN Cabling refers to the labor
involved in running the required cables through the structure.
These costs can some times be mitigated by the use of wireless
The cameras require low voltage DC power, which may be provided by a DC supply plugged into an AC outlet, or PoE (Power over Ethernet).
The cameras come with basic mounting
kits and in typical environments this is simply a matter of bolting
the bracket to the structure. However, environmental factors such
as concrete, ceramic tile, glass, etc. may complicate mounting and add
Setup of the software involves configuration of the cameras and
software modifications at the server. For a basic installation
this is a simple one time fee of $35.00 per camera. However, the
cameras themeselves are extremely robust and have numerous enhanced
features which can be accessed by custom software or sophisticated
Image storage and site maintenance
The storage of images and site maintnenance is done for a reoccuring
monthly fee and users receive the following services:
Public Website area for LANcam image display
Password protected Website area for LANcam image display
Domain name registration and hosting (i.e. http://www.mycompany.com/net/org/us/biz)
E-mail accounts (five included)
Basic Website (Robust and sophisticated websites and web applications supplied at $30.00/hr to $60.00/hr).
Image and file storage (approximately 125,000 images @ 7 Kb /image)
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