CCTV installers are an interesting breed of technician because they fall in to so many categories. They are essentially electricians, that alone means that they are lords of a preserve that most of us do not have a clue about, but they are also responsible for our security, which places them on the same level as a heart surgeon, in terms of what we will believe. CCTV installers are notorious for using our naiveté to their advantage. They will prey on our general level of ignorance surrounding CCTV cameras and what would be the best way it install them.
The quotation that a cctv installer gives you is almost always written in some language that can only be understood by other cctv installers, it appears to English, at first glance, but is in fact some garbled piece of tech speak that the average home owner does not have a hope of understanding. The reason that CCTV installers try to make everything seem so technical is that they are looking after their own jobs. CCTV installers know that anyone could go down to the local DIY store and get free product advice, free easy to follow installation instructions and all the hardware required to install your own CCTV system.
The professional installers of cctv rely on our being do intimidated by all the tech speak that we will blindly follow any suggestions that they make. These suggestions normally come with a pretty heavy price tag.
The CCTV installers who work on large contracts for supermarkets and clothing stores do not fall into this category. They are paid by their company to install CCTV systems; they have no say in the profit margins and as a result are happy to install the CCTV system as cost-effectively as possible. These cctv installers would be the first to vilify their suburban counterparts, saying that those installers are trying to make cctv seem like rocket science just to boost their own importance and so doing fleece the poor gullible home owner out of as much of his/her hard money as possible. Not caring about the reputation of all other CCTV installers