Buy From B&H, Ship Direct From ADI

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Oct 16, 2017

B&H, one of the largest online sellers of video surveillance equipment to end users, regularly purchases their video surveillance equipment from ADI to resell to ends users, confirmed from multiple orders IPVM placed.

Is this fair game for ADI or does it undermine its commitment to its security dealer customers?

Inside this note, we examine the relationship and the case for and against it.

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  • *** **** ***** *** *** ********, ** **** *** ** doing *** *&* **** ** *** **** **** **** ***** do *** *** ******** ******.
  • *** ** *** ****** ******* ** *** *****, ******** ******** dealers ***** *** **** *** *** **** ***** ******** ****** as ****.
  • ** *** *** *** **** ** *&*, *&* ***** ********* find ***** ************ *** ***** ******* **** ** ****, ***** B&H's *****.

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**** ** * *********** *** ***'* ** ********* *****. * could ****** **** **** **** **** *** ** **. ***** customers *** ****** *** ***** ***** ** *******, ********* ** great *******.

** ******, ** *** ***'* **** ****; **** ****. *'** always ********* **** **** ***, *** ** **'* ******* ********* else, *'** ****** ******** *********

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******** / *-******** ** **** *** *** **** ******** ******. There *** *** ***** *** ***** **** **** **** ***********, they **** ** ** *** ***** ** **** * *** bucks.

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*** **** ****** *********, ***'* ***? ** **** *** **-**** my *****. * *****'* ****** ****** * ********** ***** ****** 1996. *** ***** ** *** ********* *** ** **** ** so ******* ******** ** **** ******.

****'* *******, ****'* **** ** ******** ********, ******* ***** ***** obligate ** ** ******* ***** ********. *** ***** *?

******* **** ************* *** ******* ********* **** **** ***-***** **** problems **** ***** ******** *** ******** ****** **** ***** ******** are ********* ***********. *********, * ******** ********** *** ******* *** users ***** ** *** *****. ** *** *** *** ******** to ******* *** ******* ** *** ************* ************, *** *** their ******** ** **** ** ********** ***** ********* ***** *********.

*** * ***** **** ******** ** **** *****, ***?

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**, * ***. *** ***** ***** ** *** **** ************* who ***** ***** **** ** ** **** ** ******* ***-*****, directly ** *** ***-****? *****, ** *** ***, ** ***** 90% ** ****. ***. *** *** ***** ************ ** *** supply ***** **** ** ******* ** ****? **, *** **** again **** ***** ** ***** **** ** *** ********** ****** directly **** *** ***. ** * **** * ***********, *'* be * *********** ** *** ****** *****, *** * ********* wouldn't ***** **** ****. *** **** *****, ****'* *********, *****? Hypocrisy, **** *** ******.

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