Using an integrator to execute the pilot project will give both you and the integrator experience that will turn out to be valuable for the final deployment and for ongoing maintenance. This is also an approach that will be successful in fixing troubled perimeter intrusion detection projects.
Write to Ray at ConvergenceQA@go-rbcs.com. Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services. For more information, go to www.go-rbcs.com, call 949-831-6788 or follow @RayBernardRBCS on Twitter.