It is important to us, at Rugged Cams, for our customers to understand that there is a big difference between business and industrial grade security camera systems and consumer grade, so you know and understand what it is you are buying. Look closely at the specifications and details. Here are some tips so you know and understand what the difference is.

Consumer grade equipment is manufactured for consumers who have a one time use for or want home use out of a product.
Business and Industrial grade security camera systems are built for extended and repeated use.  They are more rugged and don’t malfunction after it gets some repeated use.

Consumer grade equipment is designed to keep the price down as much as it can be and is not designed for heavy use. Although consumer grade equipment can be used and is designed to be used more than once, it may be broken over repeated heavy use and cannot take the use that Business and Industrial grade equipment can.  Therefore, it is not as rugged as Business and Industrial grade. There is often a gap between specifications  regarding business and industrial grade equipment and consumer grade systems. It’s important to pay attention to the details in the specifications.
Business and Industrial grade equipment have features and options that you can use with various adjustments that are just not included in consumer grade equipment. Consumer grade equipment is not designed with heavy use in mind.

Business and Industrial grade equipment has upgradable firmware.  As technology and features improve, you can upgrade the software and firmware that runs your DVR.  Not the same with Consumer Grade.

Business and Industrial grade equipment comes with a warranty and can most times be repaired. Rugged Cams equipment carries a 2 and 3 year warranty, depending on the actual product, with free Tech Support for life!  Consumer grade equipment is made and sold for a price and if  it breaks down, you just have to purchase a new one.  It stands to reason that business and industrial grade equipment is going to cost you more up front but it’s been proven time and time again that in the long run you are going to save a lot of dollars when starting out with business and industrial grade equipment.  We’ve all know the phrase “You get what you pay for.”
When you’re buying a Security Camera System for your business, you’re buying for the future. Over the years, we’ve seen many businesses run into seriously expensive  technical problems all because they had purchased consumer grade technology.  Don’t make the same mistake – don’t skimp on buying quality products.

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