Life Cycle CostingFor IP CCTV Systems Andy Macnamara Business Manager Vicon Industries Ltd
Life Cycle Costing Life Cycle Costing (LCC) also called Whole Life Costing is a technique to establish the total cost of ownership. It is a structured approach that addresses all the elements of this cost and can be used to produce a spend profile of the product or service over its anticipated life-span.
Life Cycle - IP CCTV Expected Life Cycle of IP CCTV equipment Expected Life Cycle of Network and associated equipment Migration/Hybrid, expected time frames to change – effect on Life Cycle Capacity of Network – Redundancy option Period of life cycle - expectations
There are 4 major benefits of LCC analysis: Evaluation of competing options in purchasing; Improved awareness of total costs; More accurate forecasting of cost profiles; and Evaluation of performance against cost.
Option Evaluation. LCC techniques allow evaluation of competing proposals on the basis of through life costs. LCC analysis is relevant to most service contracts and equipment purchasing decisions.
Improved Awareness Application of LCC techniques provides management with an improved awareness of the factors that drive cost and the resources required by the purchase. It is important that the cost drivers are identified so that most management effort is applied to the most cost effective areas of the purchase
Improved Forecasting. The application of LCC techniques allows the full cost associated with a procurement to be estimated more accurately. Additionally, LCC analysis allows more accurate forecasting of future expenditure to be applied to long-term costings assessments.
Performance Against Cost. In purchasing decisions cost is not the only factor to be considered when assessing the options. There are other factors such as the overall fit against the requirement and the quality of the goods and the levels of service to be provided.
one-off costs procurement implementation and acceptance initial training
Recurring costs Retraining Operating costs Service charges Downtime/non-availability Maintenance and repair Upgrades Replacement
IP CCTV Life Cycle Considerations Design in redundancy and durability in the Network Durability of product Quality of Product CCTV System Design Future Expansion requirements Support expectations Service and maintenance of the system Ongoing supply of parts
Typical Digital Recording IP based CCTV Solution Surveyor VFT Surveyor VFT IP Dome VideoManagementStation ViconNet Cameras Wide Area Network (WAN) / Internet Local Area Network(LAN) Video Server Kollector Pro: Digital Recorder /Server Kollector Elite: Digital Recorder /Server RAIDStorage