The easiest way for people to get security for the home or office is to get a complete surveillance system; already put together with the best components. The quality is high, but the price is low.
It can be a hard thing to swallow, but we live in a day and age in which surveillance is almost a necessity. Each of us bears the responsibility of protecting ourselves over and above what can be accomplished by law enforcement. Moreover, law enforcement wants our help. They cannot do it alone. To that end, we offer our dealers access to a variety of surveillance systems suitable for both residential and commercial use.
What a Surveillance System Offers
Safety Technology sells a number of complete surveillance systems as well as several standalone products for local surveillance. What does a complete surveillance system offer? A good system comes with cameras, video cables, power supplies, and a DVR with significant storage space. Note that surveillance systems do not often come with built-in audio recording.
Audio recording can be added with the purchase of separate equipment, but it is not built-in to the typical surveillance system due to federal and state laws. The systems are only for video surveillance and recording. As for the number of cameras, that depends on system specs. We have systems ranging from 4 to 16 channels.
Digital recording capacity is all HD, so your customers will be getting quality video footage with any one of our systems. As for storage space, it ranges from 1 TB to 4 TB, depending on the system chosen.
Our surveillance systems are perfect as an enhancement to a home security system. Cameras are easy enough to install for anyone who is even remotely handy. Note that the systems are not wireless, though. Installing a system in the home would mean running the cables behind walls or in discrete locations.
Commercial property owners can use our surveillance systems as well. One of our bigger systems offers 16 channels and 2 TB of storage. It is just right for a retail operation or a small office set up. Best of all, everything works out-of-the-box. There is no complicated software to install, no wireless connections to establish, no drivers to download, and no upgrades to worry about.
Make Money Selling Surveillance Systems
We are especially proud of our surveillance systems because they can be sold all by themselves. In other words, you could set yourself up as a surveillance system dealer supplying products you buy from Safety Technology. You can focus all your energies on becoming a surveillance expert that your customers can rely on.
If you do not want to focus solely on surveillance, that’s okay too. You can combine our surveillance systems with any other products you find in our inventory. You might consider selling home and personal alarms and DIY home security systems, for example.
Our home surveillance systems are a great starter category for you to build an entire security and self-defense business around. The surveillance systems can be your anchor product, supported by other products you feel would be appropriate to sell alongside them.
As for where to sell them, you have plenty of options. Surveillance systems are one product that does extremely well in a traditional retail setting. That means a storefront, mall kiosk, or flea market space. The traditional retail setting gives you an opportunity to speak with your customers face-to-face. You can show them how the surveillance system works, answer their questions, and even help them plot a surveillance strategy.
The most important thing to know is that there is money to be made selling surveillance systems. We know because we sell them to our dealers all the time. These are hot selling items in the era of technology-based security and self-defense.
Selling Surveillance Systems Online
We are frequently asked if dealers can sell surveillance systems online. In a word, yes. Though some customers would prefer to buy face-to-face, there are others who are very comfortable with the online shopping experience. All they are looking for is a thorough product description, some pictures to show them what they are buying, and a fair price. Offer all three and you will do just fine.
Like selling in person, selling surveillance systems online is a matter of targeting the right audience. One of the easiest ways to do this is to allow Safety Technology to build a website for you. We have a number of designs you can choose from, designs that have already proved effective for other dealers. We can include whatever products you decide are best for your store.
You can also build your own website if you so desire. And again, you can include as many Safety Technology products as you want. You make your e-commerce site whatever you want to be. We support you by offering excellent products at great wholesale prices.
If you do plan to sell through an e-commerce store, your biggest challenge is likely going to be marketing. The products sell themselves. So how do you market? By finding as many ways as you can to get your store’s name out there. Post links in classified ads, send out e-mail newsletters, write blog posts, sign up for link exchange programs, etc.
Selling on Established Retail Sites
A lot of our dealers dispense with their own websites in favor of selling on established retail sites. You can sell on eBay, for example. eBay offers numerous selling options including one-off sales and creating an eBay store.
Amazon is another wonderful choice. What most people do not know about Amazon is that they only stock and ship a fraction of the items they sell. Most of what they sell comes from independent dealers like you.
The advantage of established retail sites is that they already have the traffic. That means you are not out pounding the digital pavement to drive traffic. The downside is that lots of people sell this way. You will be competing with countless other dealers selling the same surveillance systems. So there’s a give-and-take no matter which way you decide to sell.
Sell by Talking about Security
Regardless of how you decide to sell surveillance systems, your angle should be one of security. Trust us when we tell you that security is something almost everybody thinks about from time to time. We cannot help but think about it given what comes across the nightly news. If you can engage your customers in a security discussion, you will have an open door to explain how video surveillance can keep them safer.
Numerous studies conducted over the last several decades have shown that video surveillance deters crime. Whether it prevents crime completely or simply displaces it to another location is irrelevant. The fact is, criminals see surveillance cameras and they think twice about doing what they plan to do. Why? Because video surveillance systems produce evidence.
Video footage of a crime being committed will almost always be used by investigators in search of suspects. That should be a no-brainer. Once a suspect is caught and charged, that same video footage might be used to prosecute. It all depends on how clear the evidence is. The point is that criminals know that video surveillance systems collect evidence, and they want no part of them.
These are the kinds of things to talk about with your customers. Discuss what makes them vulnerable at home and at work. Challenge them to think about whether they would be safer in both environments if the video surveillance were present. Then talk about what they would do in the event a criminal victimized them?
By framing security concerns in real terms, you can get your customers thinking about video surveillance. And once you do that, you are one step closer to selling a surveillance system.
Dropshipping Surveillance Systems
To wrap all of this up, we want you to know that everything in our inventory is made available through dropshipping. That includes our surveillance systems. You can sell surveillance systems without having to invest in your own stock by letting us act as your dropshipper. Due to the wholesale cost of our surveillance systems, a lot of our dealers take full advantage of dropshipping.
If you are ready to start selling surveillance systems, via dropshipping or by purchasing your own stock, you’ll need to register as a Safety Technology dealer first. The registration process begins with completing and submitting our dealer application. You can do so online.
The dealer application is short, sweet, and to the point. We only need a little information to get you going. Once we receive your application we will follow it up with an e-mail requesting a few documents from you. Get those documents to us and you are all set. We will create a dealer account in your name, then send you a username and password.
Safety Technology wants to be your wholesale provider of surveillance systems. And while we’re at it, we want to supply you with all the security and non-lethal self-defense items you care to sell. We invite you to browse our entire inventory, then complete our dealer application to get the ball rolling. We are excited to help you make money as a Safety Technology dealer.
Below are some questions that other people have had:
Question: At what resolution do the cameras and dvr operate?
Answer: This system’s DVR recorder and cameras all have high definition digital technology to capture every detail of the video!
Question: Does it have audio on each cameras?
Answer: NO, the DVR has the capability to record audio with a separate microphone.
Question: Is this a wireless system or does it need cables to record?
Answer: This high def recording system needs video cables, and it comes with HD plug and play 100 foot video cables.
Question: What else does this system contain?
Answer: Aside from the DVR & cameras, this HD surveillance system also contains hard drives, video cables, power adapters.
Question: Do the cameras have steel cases?
Answer: Yes! All the system’s cameras are indoor/outdoor cameras and have a metal housing.
Question: What types of cameras are there?
Answer: The high-definition security systems use PTZ, Bullet, dome and hidden cameras.
Question: Can I buy extra cameras with this package?
Answer: There is no need to buy extra cameras. Three packages are available on our website, one with 4 cameras (2 dome & 2 bullet) , or 8 (4 dome, 4 bullet), or 16 (8 dome, 8 bullet) – all high def.
Question: What is the maximum resolution possible with the included cameras?
Answer: All the systems’ included cameras are fully high-definition dome & bullet cameras with a 1080p (1920x1080p) resolution!
Question: Does this surveillance system have remote access?
Answer: Certainly, yes! This surveillance system has remote network access plus other easy backup on USB devices & client software.
Question: This video system has what kind of video recorder?
Answer: Truly, this video recording system has a high definition DVR with a hard drive (plus SATA, ESATA, USB, RJ45)!
Question: Do the cameras capture footage or live video?
Answer: The cameras capture live video. The DVR records the live video and stores it for viewing playback of the live video.
Question: What is the video output?
Answer: This security system has 2 video outputs: HDMI and VGA.
Question: How can you view the videos?
Answer: You can use Internet-enabled device, like a desktop or laptop computer, tablet, smart phone, to view footage as well as live feeds from the cameras via a TV or monitor.
Question: Do the cameras have varifocal lenses?
Answer: Yes and No, this video system’s dome cameras are a fixed lens. The systems bullet cameras have a varifocal 2.8-12mm lens.
Question: Is there a junction box available?
Answer: Unfortunately, this security system doesn’t come with a junction box.
Question: Can you have multiple stations set up to monitor the system with live view of all cameras?
Answer: Yes, definitely! Since this system has 2 video outputs, VGA & HDMI, you may use an HDMI splinter for your multiple stations.
Question: Could I use an HDMI cable to connect this system to an HD TV?
Answer: This surveillance system doesn’t come with an HDMI cable, but it’s recommend you get one to connect its HD DVR to either an HD TV or HD monitor using such a cable.
Question: Do the cameras have a mic?
Answer: Unfortunately not, this system’s cameras don’t have microphones. The DVR does have an audio input/out so you can provide a mic!
Question: Is the footage viewable on the local network?
Answer: You can view footage & live feeds on the DVR, your local network internally, or over the internet.
Question: What are the recording and viewing resolutions?
Answer: Both the recording and viewing resolutions are HD 1080p (1920x1080p)! Recording is at 15 frames per second while viewing is live!
Question: Can the hard drives be upgraded easily?
Answer: Totally, yes! The user can easily replace or upgrade the hard drives.
Question: Does the dvr have motion detection?
Answer: Yes, for sure, this system’s DVR has motion detection. It may record only when movement is detected in the camera’s field of view!
Question: Are the dome cameras ptz?
Answer: No, the system’s dome cameras aren’t PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) but fixed. You can adjust them manually during installation to the fixed position you desire, but they are not motorized!
Question: How are the bullet cameras different from the dome cameras?
Answer: The basic differences are the viewing angle’s lens sizes! Domes have a wider viewing angle yet shorter range. Bullets have a narrower viewing angle yet longer range.
Question: How does the dvr input videos?
Answer: This security system’s DVR’s video inputs are 4 BNC connections.