It depends! However, in the Security District, we are always able to meet a variety of customer budgets. The guiding principle is to understand what you want to achieve with the system and then shop around or obtain quotes for the combo kit or individual products that you think will serve best in your system. For example, we offer very affordable and somewhat more expensive kits. After quick analysis of the technical specifications attached to each product, a savvy customer can understand why the price tag can significantly vary. A higher resolution and frames per second (fps) recording capability, 4K recording and playback, HDD storage, cameras with vari-focal zoom and PTZ capabilities are always driving the cost up.
The aspect of locally supplied and warranted products cannot be underestimated when cheap grey market or copies are considered. It is common knowledge that the cost of managing repair/replacement and warranties is embedded in most legally sold products. Many buyers are more concerned with value for money than with product reliability, longevity, and vendor support. They have the right to do so! We respect that. Our suggestion is to look into the fine details of the total cost of ownership. That includes hardware & installation costs, upgrades, scalability, and maintenance. Most non-expensive consumer grade commodity CCTV products you can find in Australia break within first year of use or just after the warranty expiry date, mostly 12 months. We don’t sell them. Our surveillance products are covered by a standard vendor warranty period of 3 years. Other supplemental equipment warranty ranges between 1-2 years.