The Last Decade's Big Shift In One Image

By John Honovich, Published Oct 17, 2016, 11:55am EDT

Look at the two cameras side by side in the image below:

This is inside an urban Shell gas station.

The two cameras are Sensormatic and Lorex, literally side by side:

A decade ago, Sensormatic cameras were popular choices, and you would pay a few hundred dollars per camera plus pay a professional installer to set it up. Now, a full Lorex kit can be bought at Costco for the price of a single Sensormatic camera a decade ago and the end user typically installs it themselves.

And this is a Shell station, most certainly a franchisee, but still a real business that historically has used professional integrators. But evidently, this time around, the Costco solution was too attractive to pass up.

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