Don't Get Fooled by These Demo Tricks

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 10, 2012

The vendor comes to your office to show you the latest and greatest camera, analytics, VMS, etc. They set up the equipment to show you how it really works in action so you can see for yourself. Yet you have been tricked and you probably did not even know it. In this note, we break down the risks and how you can protect yourself.

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