Infinova IP Video Solution Reduces Installation Cost for BMW Dealership
Infinova provides IP cameras and video management software to provide a cost-effective surveillance solution for the world's largest BMW dealership.
Solution: Infinova V2216 network video management and IP Cameras
Established in 1971, Crevier BMW, Santa Ana, Calif., the largest BMW dealership in the United States, sells approximately 5,000 to 6,000 vehicles per year, including Mini Coopers, a BMW-owned brand. The Architects & Engineering Specification for the video surveillance system specified an IP solution because it was substantially less expensive in cabling and installation costs. In addition, the IP solution would lower infrastructure costs and provide better management.
Crevier compared the IP solution to traditional analog solutions and found there would be about a 60 percent difference in costs, mainly in reduced cabling costs for their campus environment. With an analog system, there would have been fiber, trenching, and other costs that were not required when using IP technology.
The IP solution included:
- 16 PTZ IP dome cameras outside
- 2 PTZ IP dome cameras inside
- 8 stationary analog cameras
- Model V2215 network video recorder
The 16 PTZ dome cameras were installed outdoors as part of the first phase of the IP-based video surveillance system. The proposal presented materials and labor, and initially the IP solution looked to be more expensive, but the labor balanced it all out and not just by a few thousand dollars, there was actually a large difference.