Amazon Launches Camera Installation Service

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 18, 2015

If Amazon selling cameras for cheap does not get your attention, maybe the fact they have added installation services will.

Not only can end-users buy hardware themselves, but now they are able to get quotes from multiple installers at the same time who are all competing to be the lowest priced provider.

In this note, we examine Amazon's Home Services for surveillance installation.

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Price **********

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Prescreened **********

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Network *****

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Profit ********

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Comments (28)

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