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AdaptiCAM Pricing

Adapticom, Inc.

Adapticom strives to provide the highest quality and most modern surveillance equipment at the most economical costs, with the cost of a small, single-camera system typically coming in at less than $1,000.00. 

That being said, for those desiring extremely sophisticated systems or extremely robust software, we also offer systems and software packages that run well into six figures.

The cost of an "Adapticam System" is made up of four components:

1.  Hardware costs.
2.  Installation costs.
3.  Software setup
4.  Image storage and site maintenance

Hardware Costs

System hardware is made up of

AC controller


Adapticom utilizes LAN or Internet cameras, not web cams.  LAN cams require no association with a PC and reside directly on a wired or wireless LAN.  Costs for these cameras start at around $350.00 and go up into the thousands  Our average customer typically selects cameras in the $350.00 to $550.00 range.  As a result the camera cost for a  typical 4-cam installation might be in the area of $1,550.00:

basic "wired" camera
basic "wireless" camera
Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera
Total Camera Costs


Adapticam typically utilizes relatively inexpensive routers, costing between $75.00 and $150.00.  For installations with great distance between cameras or many cameras in use, additional devices, known as hubs, costing $50-$100, may be required.

Some installations may benefit from wireless cameras, which will also require a wireless access point, or router.  These devices typically cost between $200.00 and $500.00.

AC Power Controller

An IP based AC power controller is provided to facilitate repowering the cameras and other equipment from the remote control center.


Wired cameras and routers are connected via Cat-5 (Category five) or Cat-6 cable, typically costing $0.10 to $0.20 per foot.

Installation Costs

Obviously, the cost of installation varies depending on the site and the level of difficulty posed by the site and complexity of the system.   Additionally state law may require that all or part of the installation be completed by a registered Alarm company.  Self-installs are also possible.  The installation costs fall into three broad categories:

LAN Cabling
Camera mounting

LAN Cabling

LAN Cabling refers to the labor involved in running the required cables through the structure.  These costs can some times be mitigated by the use of wireless components.


Since the cameras require DC power, they must be supplied with PoE (Power over Ethernet) or mounted in a location with access to AC power so that a DC wall supply can be used.  In additiona an IP based AC power controller is incorporated.

Camera Mounting

The cameras come with basic mounting kits and in typical environments this is simply a matter of bolting the bracket to the structure.  However, environmental factors such as concrete, ceramic tile, glass, etc. may complicate mounting and add costs.

Software Setup

Setup of the software involves configuration of the cameras and software modifications at the server.  For a basic installation this is a simple one time fee of $70.00 per camera.  However, the cameras themeselves are extremely robust and have numerous enhanced features which can be accessed by custom software or sophisticated software packages.

Image storage and site maintenance

The storage of images and site maintnenance is done for a reoccuring monthly fee as low as $25.00 and users receive the following services:

Public Website area for LANcam image display
Password protected Website area for LANcam image display
Domain name registration and hosting (i.e. http://www.mycompany.com/net/org/us/biz)
E-mail accounts (five included)
E-mail forwarding
Basic Website (Robust and sophisticated websites and web applications supplied at $30.00/hr to $60.00/hr).
Image and file storage (approximately 125,000 images @ 7 Kb /image)

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