Selling Low Cost Kits

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 29, 2016

Low-cost kits have become a direct threat to security integrators.

These kits offer a drastically discounted alternative to professional brands, used by more than just residential users, as our Police Buys FLIR at Costco, Industry's Worst Fear report shows.

This report in our "Selling Surveillance" series covers the pros and cons of low-cost kits.

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