The surveillance industry is a huge market with the U.S. market size reaching $10 Billion in 2009. These two websites have positioned themselves as the premier sites for surveillance and spy equipment. The sites offer a large variety of products that are reasonably priced and easy to install. While one specializes in the sale of surveillance equipment to homeowners and small businesses, the other is geared more towards larger scale businesses and installers that want to establish wholesale accounts, and as such, offers higher end professional systems. With 98% of products drop shipped, there is very little to manage in the way of inventory. As such, this business can be home based and operated at any location. The owner spends about 30-40 hours per week handling orders, invoicing, website maintenance advertising and light phone support.
Future growth of this set of websites will come through continued efforts to offer products that keep pace with technology. Partnering with existing business such as Amazon.com, increasing SEO efforts and adding reciprocal link agreements are all strategic points to further expand these sites' potential.
While there are others in this industry, these websites have the advantage of carrying unique products not found elsewhere and/or maintaining a price advantage.