The World's Easiest to Install Camera?

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 17, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

8 cameras installed in 5 minutes. That's the claim of loss-prevention niche surveillance provider USS [link no longer available]. The company recently bombarded the NRF-LP show with advertisements claiming world record installation times. In this note, we examine those claims and dig in to see where hype and fact diverge.

Claim

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overview

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