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Security Science with Jeffrey Zwirn


About the columnist, Jeffrey Zwirn
Jeff Zwirn writes Security Sales & Integration’s “Security Science” column. He is also president of IDS Research and Development, an alarm and security consultation, expert witness and training authority providing nationwide services on all issues related to alarm and security matters. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900.
Quizzes and forensic tips on best security system sales, design and service practices.
Latest column posts
Alarm forensic expert Jeffrey Zwirn will display his new wares at ISC West in booth 21089. SSI Staff · April 04, 2017

Some alarm contractors might assume their insurance policies will cover them in the event of a claim filed against them. But when installing security systems for certain types of businesses, insurance might not be there for you, leaving you to self-fund your legal defense. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · March 07, 2016

Alarm companies need to perform their due diligence when screening potential employees, especially those that you will trust in a customer's house. Extensive background checks are a must when hiring installers, subcontractors and others. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · January 26, 2016

The holidays are a time when criminals are ready to pounce. Use an alarm system, verify your insurance and think about purchasing a burglary resistant safe to keep your home or business secure. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · December 17, 2015

Alarm expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn details how alarm companies can't sleep on the possibility of their company being liable for a customer's loss in the event of an emergency. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · December 01, 2015

When it comes to alarm systems, the terms "free" and "state-of-the-art" are mutually exclusive. Security dealers and customers alike should beware of systems marketed as such. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · November 16, 2015

When taking over an existing account, there are things alarm installers need to be mindful of about the existing system. Alarm expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn explains the importance of testing the system to prevent the company from being held liable for any emergency that the system does not properly respond to. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · November 10, 2015

What is the proper way for alarm companies to design, install fire alarm resets? Alarm expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn provides helpful tips for alarm contractors. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · October 27, 2015

How do we put an end to school shootings that leave innocent children and employees dead? Jeffrey D. Zwirn explains his proposal for improved school security and safety in this letter to the President of the United States. By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · October 13, 2015

Do you think you know a lot about IP networking? Take SSI's August Security Science quiz to test your knowledge! Jeff Zwirn · August 25, 2015

Can you define what negligence is? Can limitation of liability clauses generally protect alarm contractors from violation of statutory law? Take SSI's June Security Science quiz to test your knowledge! Jeff Zwirn · June 19, 2015

Do you know what UL standard applies to access control systems? Or, do you know which UL standard a ‘proprietary burglar alarm unit and system’ is listed under? Take SSI's January Security Science quiz to test your knowledge! Jeff Zwirn · January 20, 2015

Take our January Security Science Quiz! By Jeffrey Zwirn · January 09, 2014

Take our December Security Science Quiz! By Jeffrey Zwirn · December 01, 2013

Take our November Security Science Quiz! By Jeffrey Zwirn · October 31, 2013





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