Intelligent Procurement of CCTV Systems


As a Procurement Manager, Designer or System Specifier, you will be faced with a wide array of options nowadays when selecting an IP based CCTV system. And let’s face it, no one wants to be the one to make the bad decision that ends up costing you or your client more in the long run! That’s why it is so important to make, or recommend, an informed purchase, one which takes account of the complete life-cycle of the system, enabling you to make an intelligent procurement decision.

If you don’t, you may find that your upfront cost will prove to be the tip of the iceberg in terms of the total cost of ownership!

With an influx of low cost IP CCTV brands from outside of the EU over the past few years, the temptation is there to purchase or specify a system which on the face of it appears to be at a “good price”. But have you considered the Total Cost of Ownership before you make that procurement decision? Will the system deliver reliability and usability, and how much will it cost to run?

As a leading provider of innovative and sustainable fire and security solutions, Diamond Systems are equipped with both the expertise and experience to help guide you through your selection of IP CCTV. Joint Managing Director of Diamond Systems, Steve Snoddon, explains that making a more intelligent choice when it comes to surveillance systems makes financial sense: “Our partnership with the world’s leading innovator of video surveillance systems, Axis Communications, means we can now offer a unique technology, called Zipstream, which drastically reduces bandwidth, processing, and storage requirements by an average of 50%, without compromising on image quality. With today’s surveillance systems capturing more and more images, in greater detail and better quality than ever before, storage is now a major consideration and can contribute to up to 25% of the initial investment cost.”

Lowering storage requirements means lower upfront costs, but the Axis range also delivers savings in respect of ongoing operating costs. Diamond Systems, a Gold Axis Communications Partner, advocates a thorough review of ongoing costs before making an IP CCTV procurement decision. A study by Axis Communications estimates that 49% of the life cycle cost of a surveillance system comprises maintenance and operation costs. The Axis product range offered by Diamond Systems has been designed to minimise ongoing operating costs through performance and reliability, and has undergone rigorous testing by Axis in order to offer a solution which truly delivers a lower total cost of ownership.

By selecting the Axis product range from Diamond Systems, featuring Zipstream technology and lower operating costs, you can rest assured you are making a more intelligent procurement decision. You can find out more about Diamond Systems’ range of innovative and sustainable CCTV systems by contacting us to arrange a demonstration of Axis Communications’ Zipstream technology.

Intelligent Procurement of CCTV Systems