Camera Brand Suggestions for School Project


#1

Our company looks like it may be winning a bid for a camera solution for a school. What brands would you guys consider going with? or at least considering. We’ve been using Lorex until now. The solution has to be HD video(2k or better), IP, Outdoor/In. I should note that I’m outside of the US, so one with good customer support is a need.


#2

Lorex by Flir is a GREAT and solid product. Not to mention, their support is decent.

I am sure there are others, but Lorex is awesome all around.


#3

First, need to found out what there budget that they’re willing to spend. That will point you in what company to spend your money will.


#4

Stay away from the “Surveillance in a box” setups or analog systems. As for make/model, we use Hikvision (Making sure firmware is updated) 4 MP IP based camera’s and NVR for small businesses. Easy enough to run network cabling where needed and ever expandable/interchangeable camera setups.

Be sure to get a NVR twice the capacity needed (They will always want more camera’s, even after seeing how well they work. Also check recording abilities as using a 12 channel NVR does not mean recording 12 camera’s at the highest resolution.) and solid surveillance rated drives. (WD Purple anyone?)