Make Your Own Cameras in Your Garage

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Apr 09, 2014

[WARNING: Do not use this company. We strongly recommend against it.]

Yes, I am looking at you, trunkslammer, the next great American manufacturer.

One of the more peculiar exhibits at ISC West 2014 was this company:

They claim to empower you to become your own camera manufacturer, making 20,000 cameras in your garage every month. We spoke with them to understand the details of the offerings, its pricing and competitive positioning.

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