Strong Poles Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 06, 2016

One of the trickiest places to install surveillance cameras is on poles. Common issues like pole vibration, sway, and even mounting the camera securely are all common problems installers face.

One vendor claims to solve all these issues. Strong Poles, a specialty pole vendor, says its camera poles are the strongest most stable poles on the market.

But how different are they?  And are they priced competitively?  We take a deeper look inside.

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******* ****** ** ** *** ***** ****** **** '****-****' *****, essentially **** * ****** **** **** ****** ***** ** ** mounted ******* *** **** ** ** ******** **** ** **** truck:

Strong ***** *********?

** ***** ** ***********, ****** ***** **** ****** *** *********** advantages ******** ** *********** **********. 

*******, *** ****** ******* ***** ***** **** **** * ***** sell *** ***********, *** ************* ************ ********** *** *** ********* the **** ******* ******* ** ********** ********* ****. ****** ********* have *** ***** ** ****** ******* ** *** ******* ** Strong ***** **** ************ ** ***** ***** ***, ******* **** swapped **** *********** ***** ** * ************* ******* *** ** **** difficult.

 

Comments (16)

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