|Re: Security camera signs||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Lion Kuntz (lionkuntzyahoo.com)|
|Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 00:16:16 -0800 (PST)|
Lyle, you demonstrate that requisite talent exists already in the CoHo community. What would you charge for a solution which could be resold ten times, and charged at 1/10th the total to each CoHo site? Who else is there who might offer such a service? Is there a chance you could resell such a thing 25 times? How many cameras does it take to let a shut-in partipate in outdoor activities with the neighbors, or neigbors to watch over a visit a shut-in with a picture-phone chat? Four cameras is insufficient for security for a whole community -- the product is designed for a single household. It doesn't represent itself as expandable. Picture phones are out -- not enough cameras enabled at this price. It's not all about security, although that is cause enough to want something that works. It's possibly a new communication medium. It's neighborhood cable TV with anybody having a home studio and everybody else able to change to 100 other channels. If the system permits enough cameras to be added then you can watch the car, watch the baby napping in the nursery, watch the kids playing in the yard, see the mail is being delivered, all while having a picturephone conversation with friends on this list 1000 miles away. When I wanted a computer last time I went to the store and bought a motherboard, HDD, keyboard, mouse, case & power supply, CPU & fan, memory chips, floppy, and CD-burner. There were cheaper systems on the left of me and more expensive ones to the right, and I had to weave all through them to find everything I needed. The store I went to obviously expects lots of people like me because they had lots of choices of all of those parts for sale, both cheaper and more expensive parts. I can't remember ever making a dime on electronics hardware, even though I spent $20k getting the education know-how to do so. My degree was already obsolete by the time PCs started being sold with hard drives already installed in them. I've been groping my way through the never-ending progress now for decades. I still like to think about that stuff as fun, not work. And I like to think about ways it can be used to make life better, not me richer. I think LIFE = BETTER = RICHER, and money only sometimes has something to do with all that. A major bummer is waking up to a car break-in. There's hours consumed there that never gets cost-accounted for in dollars = time. How many cameras would it take to cover all your cars in the community? It costs $100 to fix a side window glass PLUS two hours of somebody's time. How many hours of pooled thought does it take to head off that bummer? ... Lion K --- Lyle Scheer <wonko [at] monkeyhouse.org> wrote: __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com
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