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Tech Talk with Bob Dolph

About the columnist, Bob Dolph
Bob is currently a Security Sales & Integration's Tech Talk columnist and a contributing technical writer. Having installed his first residential intercom system at the age of eleven, and being the first to use a scientific calculator at his engineering school, Bob enjoys finding new ideas from a blend of old and new technologies. He can be reached at
Installation, service and sales training, tips and tricks for today's security solutions and systems.
Latest column posts
Are your customers worried their current alarm system only detects and reports? Consider these additions to their security system in order to better protect their business or home. Bob Dolph · November 20, 2015

What's an easier way to learn a skill: Being told how to do it, or simply doing it? Security Sales & Integration columnist Bob Dolph discusses the value of hands-on training. Bob Dolph · October 01, 2015

Security Sales & Integration's 'Tech Talk' columnist Bob Dolph explains why attending micro vendor/distributor events can pay major dividends for security integrators. Bob Dolph · August 14, 2015

“Tech Talk” columnist Bob Dolph talks wireless video surveillance with a Fluidmesh Networks executive. Bob Dolph · July 21, 2015

Security Sales & Integration's "Tech Talk" columnist Bob Dolph shares why he thinks all security installers and techs should read “The Alarm Science Manual.” Bob Dolph · June 10, 2015

Security Sales & Integration's Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph sings praises to analog’s unwavering tech influence in the security industry. Bob Dolph · May 01, 2015

Security Sales & Integration's 'Tech Talk' columnist Bob Dolph takes a brief look at some helpful technologies that can be accessed and incorporated into security systems integration's daily operations. Bob Dolph · April 01, 2015

Take a look at tools, such as Labor Saving Devices' EasyStripper Self Adjusting Wire Stripper and Finger Protector, Duluth Trading Company's 5-Alarm Leather Tool Belt Suspenders and more to help boost security technicians’ efficiencies. Bob Dolph · February 06, 2015

Security Sales & Integration's Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph discusses the importance of properly installed line seizure devices. Bob Dolph · January 26, 2015

Today’s business climate calls for an evolution in your approach to RMR in order to maintain existing accounts’ satisfaction levels and to improve the opportunities to attract new high-quality subscribers. Bob Dolph · December 15, 2014

Make sure to familiarize yourself with these pertinent reference resources, highlighted camera specifications and technology wrinkles when traversing from analog to digital CCTV. Bob Dolph · November 25, 2014

Incentives, standardized procedures and better communication are just some of the ways to improve efficiencies, but the initiative must be a joint effort from technicians, sales and management. Bob Dolph · November 19, 2014

For various reasons, the industry remains a relative secret when it comes to attracting prospective young talent. Help spread the message, as well as the tools, to foster the next generation of solution providers. Bob Dolph · November 11, 2014

Video systems designers and installers can’t blindly trust the specifications manufacturers present on their cameras. Let’s look at some real-world evaluations and key performance criteria to consider. A slideshow of five IP cameras is also included. Bob Dolph · October 17, 2014

Chances are you won’t be installing too many systems that must adhere to true UL certification. But examining some core UL standards will give security contractors a strong foundation that should help improve their work. Bob Dolph · October 14, 2014


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