Amazon Techs Installing IP Cameras Tested

Author: IPVM Team, Published on May 18, 2017

In 2015, Amazon started offering video surveillance installation.

Now, Amazon has made it a lot easier, with automatic add-on options and scheduling integrated into the product buying process. For example, here it is when buying a Hikvision camera:

And you can tell Amazon how many cameras and if you want Amazon to do the network / programming as well as mounting them:

So we scheduled an appointment with an Amazon tech:

Inside we examine how Amazon installation techs worked, including the good and bad of the process and installation.

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Comments (27)

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