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Top Manufacturer Sites for Integrators

Here's a look at manufacturer Web sites chosen by SSI readers.



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In the December 2012 Tech Talk column titled “Making Systems More User-Friendly,” I had stated the possible posting of additional replies from your peers. Below is a listing of what you thought were great manufacturer Web sites. Note that they come from many low voltage trades such as home automation, RFID, security, CCTV, access control, and low voltage cabling.

Name

Web site

Comment

Anthony Barrett

www.truaudio.com/

Their consumer, dealer, and smartphone apps are all awesome.

Robert “Bob” Odom

www.sdcsecurity.com and www.huntcctv.com

 

Alexander Martin

www.dsc.com and www.honeywellvideo.com

DSC.com has always been a great site for reference for me. Honeywellvideo.com is a great site for the most up-to-date surveillance and intrusion equipment.

Julian Fine

www.fine.co.za/

 

Andreas Dahms

www.keyscan.ca

It’s not polite to blow your own horn…but what the heck: I find it really easy to negotiate the Keyscan site by just scrolling down and using the site index rather than opening the headers at the top.

Eva Wan

www.acesee.com/

Of course the manufacturer’s Web site must be clear

Kevin Busto

www.spie.org/

 

Robin Zetterstrom

www.boonedam.com

 

Malcolm Tuvey

www.ht-world.com

 

Tobias Nilo

www.pelco.com

 

Ivy Mok

www.sammeng.cn

 

John Bromley

www.emi-america.com

 

Carsten Haugaard

www.mvc-data.com

 

David Farrell

www.aeicompounds.com

I like the aeicompounds.com Web site as it has a great deal of information of a subject that is sometimes ignored when looking at making cables

Howard Berkowitz

www.colemancable.com

I like Coleman Cable, a wide variety of products with spec sheets. They also offer links to products and how-to videos.

Josh Wickander

www.cableorganizer.com

One of my favorites. I also like several others. Are you setting up a Web site to sell finished products?

Bob Borwick

www.snapav.com

By far the best Web site in our industry that I am familiar with. It’s easy to find and what you need and well done sale sheets that are mostly typed on white background so you don’t waste all your printing ink. Well done!

Andy Ellis

www.cytech.biz/, www3.clipsal.com, www.knx.org

Try Cytech for the comfort home control and security product.

Pedro Arrendondo Alegret

www.extron.com

This site is the reference inside the A/V market. For example, when you’re logged in, you can see the specifications and the prices depending on your account.

Babis Halatsis

www.homeauto.com

 

Ruben Fernandes

www.control4.com/ and www.wyrestorm.com

The Control4.com site is always very clean and intuitive on both sites (dealer and consumer). Wyrestorm.com is very good. The product specs are very easy to read and the product videos are great!

Daniel Henderson

www.laledus.com

Obviously I’m biased but our Web site is our catalog.

Curt Hayes

www.crestron.com/

 

Warren Tree

www.inavateonthenet.net and www.infocomm.org

Great Webinars related to the A/V world

Jaime Villalong Lopez

www.zennio.com

 

Rob Genant

www.altronix.com and www.aiphone.com

 

Dean Schinnerer

www.elanhomesystems.com

 

Riccardo Comper

www.livingtech.it

 

Ramya S.

www.convergence.com.hk/

 

Erik Cotman

www.intelleflex.com

Good material on temperature monitoring in pharma and perishables cold chain, RFID and cloud, whitepapers on BAP vs. passive and active and more.

 

David Teschner

www.mobotix.com

In the CCTV arena, I am partial to Mobotix, they have always been great as far as design and the tech line has been top notch.

 

If you would like to know more information on those that submitted the Web sites, you can click on the link to the person that made the suggestions. However, remember that these are LinkedIn links and you may be asked to join a particular LinkedIn group if you are not already a member. Most are open to having new members so don’t be shy. Oh yes, make sure you at least join the SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION magazine’s LinkedIn group.

I found the diversity of this listing very interesting and information. I hope that you may also find a true “Diamond In the Rough” (DIR) here as well.


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About the Author
Bob Dolph
Bob is currently a Security Sales & Integration "Tech Talk" columnist and a contributing technical writer. Bob installed his first DIY home intercom system at the age of 13, and formally started his technology career as a Navy communication electronics technician during the Vietnam War. He then attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and went on to complete a Security Management program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 1976, Bob has served in a variety of technical, training and project management positions with organizations such ADT, Rollins, National Guardian, Lockheed Martin, American Alarm Supply, Sonitrol and Ingersoll Rand. Early in his career, Bob started and operated his own alarm dealership. He has also served as treasurer of the Wisconsin Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and on Security Industry Association (SIA) standards committees. Bob also provides media and training consulting to the security industry.
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