FLIR Is Giving Away $3,000 Demo Kits

By Brian Karas, Published May 17, 2017, 04:53am EDT

Everybody likes free stuff, and FLIR is using that concept to attract dealers by giving them $3,000 worth of demo gear for attending a certification session.

Of course, nothing is ever really "free", and there are caveats to FLIRs promotion. In this note, we explain and analyze FLIR's marketing tactic relative to competitors. 

Demo *** *******

**** ** ******** * demo *** ***** ** their *****/****** **********-******** ******** *** ******* [**** ** ****** available] recorders *** *******. *********** must ****** ******** ******** being **** ** ****** cities, ** *********** **** ADI. ** *** *** of *** *******, *** integrators *** **** ** to ***** *** *** product **** *** ***** a **** *** ** the ****, **** * Meridian ******** *** * selection ** *******, ** charge.

*** ** ****'* *** firms ****** ********** ******* about *** **** *** components ** ********:

Free... **** ********

*** ***** ** **** the ********** **** **** at ***** *** ********** system ****** *** **** in ***** ** **** the **** ***, *********, they **** ******* ** invoice *** ** **** FLIR (** ** *** be ******** ** ***/********). Qualifying ******* *** ***** from *** ********/******* ******* line, *** **** ** have ** **** ** ~$4,000.

DvTel ******** - *** *****

*** ********* *** ******* that *** **** ** this ********* **** **** ****'* *********** ** *****, ***** **** *** relatively ****** ********* **** FLIR ***** **** ***********. The ***** ******** **** FLIR **** *** ***** lower-end ********* *** *** part ** *** **** kits, *** ** *** qualify *** *** ***** requirements ******* **** ** hit ** **** *** demo *** ***** ****. 

Free (****** ****) ************ ****

**** **** **** **** send * **** ***** on ***** ***** ******* to ******* *** ********** and **** **** *** installation ** ************* ******.

Competitive **** *******

************* ***** **** ********* but **** ***** ** atypical. **** ***** **** form ** ******** *** demo ********* ********* (********* 50%), ** ** **** for *******, ********** *** ones, ** ******* **** hardware **** *************. **** makes ****'* ********* ************ aggressive, *** *********** ********* to *** *******.

Win *** ***

**** *****, *** ** at *** ****** ** aggressive ********** ** *** security ********. **** ***** is ********* **** *** ADI, *** ** ******** to **** ***** *************** ********* **** ***** with *** *** ***** products ** ****.

Small/Medium ********** ****** ********

** **** ** *** bottom ****** **** **** lower-end ******* *********** *** western ************* ** ****** from, *** *****/****** ********** market *** ****** *** area ***** ***** ************* see ********* *** *********** sales ******, ******* *** long ***** ***** ** the ***** ********** ******* ******. FLIR ** ****** ** gain ********* ** **** sector, *** *********** ********* mainstream *** ******* ** go ***** ****** ******** with ***** **********. ******* against ****'* ****** ** the ****** ************* ** alternative ******** **** ************* all ******* ** ******, or ********, ***** ********* in **** *******. *******, Avigilon, ****, *****/****, *****, Hanwha, *********, *********, *** numerous ***** ****** *** already *********** ** **** sector, *** ***** ********** ** maintain ***** *********.

Dahua/Hikvision ******

** ******** ** ***** Western ****** ** *** SME ******, ***** *** Hikvision **** **** ***** that **** **** ** move ** **** ***-**** systems *** ****** **** enterprise-class *********. ***** *** base ***** ********* *** starting ****, ***** *********** motivated ** ***-***** *****, FLIR's ***** ** * free **** *** ***** help **** **** ********* and **** *********** **** from ******** *****/********* *** their ****** ********. *******, the ******* ********* **** shown **** *** *** shy ** ***** **** at ***********, *** ***** easily ***** ****'* ***** if ** ***** ***** of *******.

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Comments (7)

I was at this event in NY. I carefully watched their powerpoints and still waited for the "Value-ADD" over other systems.

At the end, I kindly declined the "package" because the cameras drew nothing of value.

What upset me most was that they pitched a 4K camera but never considered it in the kit.

Me and my team agreed, so I'm curious to see how their product-line plays out.

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Dear Undisclosed Manufacturer,

As I am planning the next event, I was greatly concerned about this....then I realized we had over 50% the group leave with a unit and participating in the offer. 

I guess it was more attractive to Integrators than other Manufacturers!

Greg

FLIR - Director of Distribution Sales - West

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Really, Greg? Doesn't just a small part of you wish you could take this back? Does anger and sarcasm resonate with your customers? Seriously. If so, the rest of us have this all wrong.

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Well, actually it was intended to be a little funny.  That's why I identified myself. 

Feel free to do the same. 

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DVTEL cameras are Dynacolor OEM(from Taiwan). 

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General curiosity, how many dealers do thier own demos? Do you perfer to do them yourself or call in the manufacturer? 

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99% of the time we do our own demos.  I insist that it is this way. 

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