My 8 unit HDFC just got a quote for 11k to install a comelit video intercom w/ smartphone integration.
I am confident in my ability to install an off brand video intercom system for under 2k. However future hardware and software support is not as certain with an established (& expensive) brand.
Our maintenance is very low (40 cents a sqft) & that 9k can be put to much better use. However 2 of 8 shareholders are not team players & will absolutely make my life miserable any time in the next 20 years when there is a problem, and likely a few times when there isn't a problem.
I believe it's the right thing to do for the building, however my 2 terrible neighbors make me confident it would be bad for me personally. Please convince me not to spend the time & invite the trouble.
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