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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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Bob Dolph's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph gives an overview of some basic but no less important testing parameters for a network cabling circuit.

Bob Dolph's Latest Posts

Read: Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph gives an overview of some basic but no less important testing parameters for a network cabling circuit.

Read: Installation Pro Bob Dolph Shares Indispensable Testing Tools of the Trade

Installation Pro Bob Dolph Shares Indispensable Testing Tools of the Trade

Many things can go wrong during the cabling installation and maintenance process, which is why it’s important technicians keep abreast of the latest testing equipment and related training to maintain today’s sophisticated networks.

Read: Potential Dangers When Transitioning From POTS to IP

Potential Dangers When Transitioning From POTS to IP

Alarm professionals provide practices for sidestepping the potential POTS hazards.

Read: How to Safely Ground and Bond Electrical Systems

How to Safely Ground and Bond Electrical Systems

Installation expert Bob Dolph addresses basic but important questions on proper grounding and bonding.

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.

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