As 2012 comes to a close, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed blogs on securitysales.com in 2012:
1. Have Your Alarm Systems Helped Apprehend Intruders?
[Feb. 27, 2012] Electronic security professionals share stories of how their alarm systems were able to assist in the arrest of intruders.
2. MIPS Event Targets Optimizing Open Platform IP Video Opportunities
[Feb. 16, 2012] Some 300 security industry professionals, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION among them, gathered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for the 2012 Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) Feb. 13-14 to address the current state, growth and opportunities of IP video surveillance.
3. Do the Yellow Pages Have You Seeing Red?
[Jan. 11, 2012] With other promotional and marketing alternatives available to create lead generation, one installing security contractor decided he had enough of paying $70,000 annually for yellow-page ads.
4. How Women Can Advance in the Security Industry
[April 12, 2012] Three female executives suggest ways for women to progress in the security industry.
5. Improving Perimeter Intrusion Detection With Multiple Technologies
[May 31, 2012] In response to a reader’s comment on a blog covering outdoor perimeter protection, SSI offers a more in-depth look at securing perimeters for end users.
6. Estate and Succession Planning for Alarm Company Owners
[Feb. 28, 2012] A couple topics that most people do not want to think about are death and taxes. However, for alarm company owners who are considering eventually transferring the business to children or other family members, the subjects are very important.
7. Passing the Pricing Smell Test
[March 1, 2012] Sometimes things just don’t smell right. Even if you’re not an expert, there’s a dollar figure that will give you pause and make you double check pricing. The projects we do often fall into that category.
8. Why the Most Successful Managers Support Mentoring
[April 19, 2012] Are you currently mentoring your employees? SSI Managing Editor Rodney Bosch offers some insight on why mentoring your workers is essential to improving your business.
9. Image Sensor Helps SafeMart Home Security Employee Capture Thief
[July 19, 2012] After enduring a string of break-ins at his home, a SafeMart Home Security employee installed an image sensor to protect his assets.
10. Alarming Security Procedures Allow Walgreen’s Burglar to Walk
[Nov. 21, 2012] How important is it to train customers to effectively handle an intrusion alarm system? An intrusion alarm incident at a Walgreens in Wauwatosa, Wis., offers a few reasons why alarm companies should regularly schedule follow-up meetings with clients to make sure they know what to do in the event of a break-in.