Published on 9 December, 2010
Bosch Security Systems
|Bosch estimated that 75% of all Autodomes could be satisfied with just 'five' eggs and a bracket selection|
has launched a new ‘egg and bracket' ordering process
, an initiative to simplify the specification, storage and distribution of its high technology Autodome camera series
and therefore dramatically improve and accelerate its availability to installers.
Although more than 600 system variations are possible, Bosch estimated that 75% of all Autodomes specified could be satisfied with just five ‘eggs' and a small selection of bracket. It has therefore created a small number of standard camera egg ‘parts' for which six different mounts and power supply units (PSU) can be ordered separately.
Distributors were understandably reluctant to hold large volumes of different parts without knowing which parts might be in greatest demand according to Dave Mulcahy, CCTV Product Manager: "There were arguably too many parts taking up too much storage space,"
he says. "By creating a smaller number of completed ‘eggs', and six mounts/PSUs, we believe we can make c95% of Autodome variants available almost immediately ‘off the shelf',"
he continues, "without having to wait days for their delivery.'' "This means the installer is happy because availability of product in many cases at the point of sale, and the distributor is happy because it is easier to order and stock product that they know will be shifted from the shelves."