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Improving security: the pros and cons of wireless video.

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This month we will highlight a major wireless video project with the hope that by sharing this experience, it will help locksmiths gain perspective on the many markets and opportunities out there for them, if they are wishing to grow their businesses and learn new technologies.

We spend a fair amount of time bidding jobs and through this experience, we have managed to gain additional business. Whether we bid a project or not depends on the following critical issues.

Are we qualified to perform the project? If it is electronic, security or lock related, our answer is yes. If line voltage work is involved, we know we will either sub it out or tell the client to get an electrician.

Does the scope of work justify the investment in time participating in the bid will involve? This is especially true if the job is outside your normal service area. Also consider the expense you will have to absorb during the warranty period. Smart customers will sometimes recognize that allowing vendors out of their area to bid a project will invite warranty problems. They may disqualify you if they realize your distance and response time for service will not meet their requirements.

Can you afford to do the job? Besides having to commit time to calculating costs and designing the system and compiling the bid package, you still have to consider the unintended consequences if you win. You will… READ MORE HERE