Police Buys FLIR at Costco, Industry's Worst Fear

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Mar 04, 2016

Integrators: cut your prices or your customers are going to go around you.

That is the lesson of a recent California police department whose choose a FLIR brand, Lorex, as their (at least temporary) jail solution.

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