Doesn't the NJ Electronic Waste Management Act prohibit just throwing them away in the trash?
"Pulling Verkada Out Like Weeds," Says Integrator
While Verkada's Chairman touts, "you might have bought a one-year license, but you like literally bolted the hardware to your ceiling, so like you're not taking it down," one integrator disagrees.
IPVM spoke with the integrator to see why the Verkada cameras were being replaced, what they were replaced with, and what they planned to do with the Verkada cameras, including comments from Verkada.
Chris O'Donnell has reached Rock Star status in my book! The trash can is exactly where Verkada cameras belong. Maybe instead of dropping them into the trash dumpster they could be welded together into the shape of a boat anchor. No wait, Verkada would find a way to charge an annual Boat Anchor fee!
They contacted Verkada and [Verkada] told [them] you have to pay us X amount per year to see your cameras. [That] rubs them the wrong way and they're just telling us [to] put in what [we] usually do and get rid of these [Verkada cameras].
To play devil's advocate, I think the overwhelming majority of people in these situations, even if they are rubbed the wrong way, just pay.
Hans Robertson's ethics may be challenged but he's smart and understands the business benefits of getting people to bolt hardware to the ceiling that they have to keep paying to use.
I've seen that with a few customers. They would rather pay a "lower" annual fee than pay a "higher" one-time fee for basically the same thing.
... he mentioned to me it was 35,000 a year or so for [them] to be able to use these cameras...
Really curious, so that I have an idea of the scale of economy, how many cameras is that for the $35,000 annual subscription.
Verkada doesn't integrate with anything that isn't Verkada, so if you want it to work with other systems such as access control, intrusion alarms, etc., it is NOT the solution for you. I feel for those who listened to the Verkada sales pitch instead of a security systems SME.
This is incorrect.
I have a CD41 on my house. It's running through my VMS.
The Verkada camera license expired and I cannot view it through Command, and yet I can view the camera no problem, apply my VMS analytics to it and even open a door if I see someone on that camera.
Didn't Kipling address this in "Dane-Geld?"
Why does he got his arm though the ladder like that tho ?