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Bob Dolph, SSI Contributor

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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Read: Key Products by GRI That Can Benefit Professional Installers

Key Products by GRI That Can Benefit Professional Installers

Alarm dealers and installers should always be on the lookout for ways to add on to services they offer. Here are a bunch to take into consideration.

Read: ESA Takes Initiative to Fight Security Technician Shortage

ESA Takes Initiative to Fight Security Technician Shortage

The ESA Dealer Toolkit delivers on addressing the security industry’s talent shortage dilemma.

Read: Acceptance of Wireless Access Control Underscored in New Report

Acceptance of Wireless Access Control Underscored in New Report

Key takeaways on how wireless has influenced the access control market.

Read: How to Gain Customers with Wireless Access Control

How to Gain Customers with Wireless Access Control

Today’s innovative technologies can help security integrators address labor costs, smartphone app accessibility, remote control capability, retrofit conveniences and other requests from commercial and residential customers.

Read: Easy Tips for Upselling Your Alarm Sales

Easy Tips for Upselling Your Alarm Sales

Why it is important to train your staff to recognize potential upselling opportunities.

Read: Inside Scoop at the ESA 2017 Leadership Summit

Inside Scoop at the ESA 2017 Leadership Summit

SSI columnist Bob Dolph breaks down the first day of the ESA Leadership Summit.

Read: 4 Roads to Getting the Job Done Right

4 Roads to Getting the Job Done Right

Technician hiring and training tips to ensure the best work possible.

Read: 6 Handy Holiday Gifts to Treat Your Tech Staff

6 Handy Holiday Gifts to Treat Your Tech Staff

Ideas for gifts your technical staff can actually use.

Read: Kitchens Are Hot Spot for Fire Prevention

Kitchens Are Hot Spot for Fire Prevention

It’s high time for security and fire/life-safety professionals to cook up some five-star fire prevention solutions for the kitchen.

Read: How Alarm Dealers Can Mix in More DIY/MIY Integration

How Alarm Dealers Can Mix in More DIY/MIY Integration

Learn practical tips to capitalize on DIY/MIY customers through programming pizzazz.

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