SnapAV has procured a stockpile of hard drives at premium costs in anticipation of the world-wide shortage caused by the recent Thailand flooding.
According to SnapAV Marketing vice president Adam Levy, even though the company paid prices higher than usual for the drives, it is committed to not imposing any surcharges on its DVRs. SnapAV uses the hard drives in its surveillance DVRs.
A recent monsoon in Thailand has resulted in a world-wide production shortage of hard drives, affecting hard drive component suppliers and manufacturers. Since the disaster, hard drive costs continue to rise. It is expected that soon availability will become limited. As DVRs rely on hard drives, the surveillance market is beginning to experience price increases.
“In bringing our surveillance line to market this past summer, we collaborated extensively with our Dealer Council to make certain that the products and pricing were where they (dealers) needed them to be. We will maintain that pricing so that dealers can carry on business as usual – unaffected by these fluctuations in the supply chain,” Levy said.
SnapAV’s expanding Wirepath surveillance line-up currently consists of 8 cameras (dome and bullet styles at 4 levels of performance), and 4 Digital Video Recorders (2 platforms: basic and advanced) with free supporting iPad, iPhone and Android Apps.