Slight hitch with Plods "Big Brother" cameras.

#2
Should have bought them off RVOPS!
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#4
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
 
#5
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Someone, somewhere is possibly geting a golden handshake and pat on back for the contract. If it is not the cheapest bid (which provides cheap, unreliable equioment) that wins then you can be quite sure of 'sweeteners' going around.
 
#6
razorlight said:
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Someone, somewhere is possibly geting a golden handshake and pat on back for the contract. If it is not the cheapest bid (which provides cheap, unreliable equioment) that wins then you can be quite sure of 'sweeteners' going around.
Especially amongst the rolled-up trouser brigade-still funny though :mrgreen:
 
#7
razorlight said:
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Someone, somewhere is possibly geting a golden handshake and pat on back for the contract. If it is not the cheapest bid (which provides cheap, unreliable equioment) that wins then you can be quite sure of 'sweeteners' going around.
Support, training, spares and warranty.... and a spot on the board.

For £500 a pop you could buy a Sony HDR-TG5V....

WHich (although a bit bigger) would easily clip to a helmet, or on a vest.

Has 10x zoom, 16Gb of internal memory or uses Sony sticks, caputres 4Mp stils and GPS so it records when and where the shot was taken.
 
#8
I don't know why they bother, they always seem to have a SKY camera team following their every move anyway and Kirsty McCall or Alistair fecking Stewart comentating on their every belch and fart. I beleive it's now SOP's for them to sign up for their EQUITY card before going out on the beat.
 
#9
chinooksdad said:
I don't know why they bother, they always seem to have a SKY camera team following their every move anyway and Kirsty McCall or Alistair fecking Stewart comentating on their every belch and fart. I beleive it's now SOP's for them to sign up for their EQUITY card before going out on the beat.
fvcking hell that's impressive. How does Kirsty do it, ouija board?
 
#10
Or whatever her fecking name is LOL!! Just realised my mistake. You fecker :)
 
#11
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Because it's the police procurement system mate. who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

Or pay someone £20k for a cable trench which he then subcontracted out for £2k

Or £100+k for a 30mtr, 5 lane, range to be tarmaced?

Or £50k for 12 dog kennels to be tiled?

My farce, that's who.
 

maguire

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Book Reviewer
#12
The_Seagull said:
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Because it's the police procurement system mate. who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

Or pay someone £20k for a cable trench which he then subcontracted out for £2k

Or £100+k for a 30mtr, 5 lane, range to be tarmaced?

Or £50k for 12 dog kennels to be tiled?

My farce, that's who.
ffs... and I bet you're still getting the sh1t end of the stick in terms of manning where you need it.
 
#13
The_Seagull said:
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Because it's the police procurement system mate. who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

Or pay someone £20k for a cable trench which he then subcontracted out for £2k

Or £100+k for a 30mtr, 5 lane, range to be tarmaced?

Or £50k for 12 dog kennels to be tiled?

My farce, that's who.
Could you furnish me with the details of your contract supervisor please? :D ker-ching.
 
#14
The_Seagull said:
who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

etc.
I bet I could identify an organisation that people here are well acquainted with who would do that... :roll:
 
#16
The_Seagull said:
maguire said:
£1700 when you can buy commercially a HD-capable one for £300? even allowing another £300 for memory cards, spare batteries and chargers, how the hell are they getting to £1700?
Because it's the police procurement system mate. who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

Or pay someone £20k for a cable trench which he then subcontracted out for £2k

Or £100+k for a 30mtr, 5 lane, range to be tarmaced?

Or £50k for 12 dog kennels to be tiled?

My farce, that's who.

How long was the trench and was it going through soft verge/footpath/road/paved area and what cable I'll give you a price what the actual cost was commercially worth.
 
#17
brettarider said:
The_Seagull said:
Or pay someone £20k for a cable trench which he then subcontracted out for £2k

How long was the trench and was it going through soft verge/footpath/road/paved area and what cable I'll give you a price what the actual cost was commercially worth.
I've underlined the relevant bit....

Assuming it wasn't sub-contracted to a "business buffoon" with a grasp of economics only surpassed by the labour party, I'd assume the commercial worth of the venture would be £2k.
 
#19
labrat said:
The_Seagull said:
who else would pay £2.5k for 2 levels of cheap shelving, which is made with a bit of plyboard and those cheap metal supports, for a 10ft x 10ft room.

etc.
I bet I could identify an organisation that people here are well acquainted with who would do that... :roll:
Funny you should say that-I bet I could too.Wonder if it's the same one,perchance? :roll:
 
#20
What's wrong with you lot.

Do you not realise the cost of producing the H&S paperwork for a new bit of kit?

And as for the training days needed - you clearly have no idea!
 

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