Up for bid: 1,000 Panasonic IP cameras (and more)
While the Vancouver Police angle to get a say in how the leftover cameras from the Winter Olympics get used going forward, it's apparent that not all of those cameras will be sticking around anyway. Here's 1,000 of those cameras being auctioned off. Get your bids in now! Actually, it's a lot more than just 1,000 cameras:
* (1,000) Network Fixed Dome Cameras: Panasonic type WV-NW484S - (1,000) 1/2" 4.5~12.5mm Day/Night IR Lens - (1,000) 15~50 F1.5 1/3" Auto Iris Lens - (1,000) Camera Mounts * (90) PTZ Cameras and mounts: Panasonic type WV-NW964 * (2,000) IR Illuminators: Raymax type RM50-AI-30, RM100-SI-30 * (4,000) PIR Detectors: Xtralis type PRO-45H, PRO-100H, PRO-250H, PRO-18WHThey're being sold by Honeywell Building Solutions and they were apparently purchased new for the 2010 winter Olympics. So, why isn't Honeywell BS just keeping the equipment around and using it on other jobs? Were they leasing the equipment to the Olympics, or are they just reselling it for them and then giving them the money? Does the Olympics not care if they get the money back? I've got a few calls in but I'm not getting anything immediately back. I've also got a call in to the auction people about whether you have to buy the whole lot or not. I'm guessing you do. Seems like a big parcel, though. What's the winning bid on that? The domes retail on Google for $825. The mounts are another $215 each. I can't find pricing for the IR illuminators or the PIRs, but they aren't free. So, $2 million or so? Who's going to bid on that? I'm kind of fascinated by this.