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August 24, 2011
In the 2011 Law Enforcement Security Industry Study, police and sheriffs provided tips on how alarm companies can strengthen their relationships with law enforcement. In this latest blog, read their responses on how to improve intrusion detection.
July 27, 2011
In the 2011 Law Enforcement Security Industry Study, police and sheriffs provided tips on how alarm companies can strengthen their relationships with law enforcement. Read on to see the responses.
June 3, 2011
A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers.
March 7, 2011
Milestone, a leading developer of open platform software for managing IP network-based video surveillance, hosted the 6th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in San Antonio March 2-4. More than 150 attendees were joined by in excess of 80 Milestone representatives and those from the many hardware and software providers the company partners with to deliver comprehensive and advanced video solutions ...
March 2, 2011
In Part 2 to the "ComTec Transfers Its Telecom/IT Success Into Security " Under Surveillance blog, ComTec Systems CEO Mike Vertolli elaborates on effective service and maintenance practices. Here, he discusses how he is extending what he learned in telecommunications and IT fields into security and the great opportunities he sees ...
February 16, 2011
Having been introduced to the security industry little more than a year ago, awareness remains relatively low and understanding even lower about HDcctv. Developed from technology pioneered for broadcast television, HDcctv is transmitted uncompressed and without being encapsulated in TCP/IP since data is sent over coax. The result is a system in which a camera can be plugged into a receiving device and video can be displayed without latency. As a point-to-point system, HDcctv was designed to be a
February 15, 2011
Recently in the news, there was an uproar from the ACLU about Chicago's desire to increase the number of video security cameras in use throughout the city. While I think part of the ACLU's concern comes from a misunderstanding of the actual state of the technology,it still opens up some interesting questions about the increasing use of video surveillance systems ...
February 9, 2011
The February issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes the feature article "Service With a Recurring Revenue Smile," which addresses how to successfully incorporate service and maintenance agreements into an installing company's portfolio. One of the sources cited in the piece was Mike Vertolli, CEO of Vineland, N.J.-based ComTec Systems.
January 26, 2011
January's SSI feature “Video Continues to Enhance Its Security Image” has a dozen top technology providers identifying the latest and greatest video surveillance technologies. Among the participants was Pelco by Schneider Electric Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Imaging and Storage Systems Sara Scroggins, who addressed the topic of megapixel/high definition (HD) recording and how it is overcoming technical challenges and misperceptions.
January 21, 2011
January's SSI feature “Video Continues to Enhance Its Security Image” has a dozen top technology providers identifying the latest and greatest video surveillance technologies. Among the participants was Panasonic System Networks Co. of America President Bill Taylor, who addressed the topic of recording technology and how it is being implemented in DVRs, NVRs and other devices.
November 30, 2010
Rising theft of copper from construction sites, unoccupied, and even inhabited, buildings has been spotlighted for a few years as an opportunity for installing security companies. Today, lingering recession effects combined with the conductive, noncorrosive metal expected to hit an all-time high of more than $5 per pound in 2011 ...
November 17, 2010
SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine discusses three educational seminars featured at the First Alert Professional (FAP) Convention for Honeywell’s authorized dealer program. The seminars offered tips on Web marketing, managed video and government business.
November 5, 2010
There was a day when I was not so keen on the use of video surveillance in public areas. Today, I believe that public cameras serve a valuable service in specific instances, especially in locations known for high-crime against people and their property. With that said, I believe when this tactic is used in any community, it should be carefully orchestrated and monitored by a public/private sector commission made up of members of the public, police department and community leaders. Of course, not
October 28, 2010
The topic of “overbuying” comes up so many times in our practice that I can’t limit this to just one blog entry — this could easily become a recurring theme. I’m not talking about paying too much, where the competitive process breaks down and the end user pays more than they should have (easily another few blog topics). Instead, I am referring here to where the equipment purchased is more expensive, feature rich, durable, or otherwise overkill for the intended application ...
September 1, 2010
FLIR Systems Inc. of Wilsonville, Ore., unveils the ChromaNox line of electron multiplied CCD (EMCCD) low light security cameras.
August 26, 2010
Samsung Techwin America has released the September dates for its Samsung Vision 2010 Road Show, which will showcase a suite of complete video surveillance solutions ...
August 25, 2010
Clovis, Calif.-based Pelco announces that the PMCL532F and PMCL524F full high-definition (HD) displays are now qualified Energy Star products.
August 24, 2010
Designed to help systems integrators expand their businesses, megapixel camera provider Arecont Vision has launched its Reseller Partner Program.
August 24, 2010
Axis Communications has partnered with Lenel Systems Int'l and contributed more than two dozen thermal, fixed dome and pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z) network cameras to this year's Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. ...
August 18, 2010
Irvine, Calif.-based SECO-LARM's Enforcer DR-1 video surveillance recording series uses H.264 compression, plus pentaplex operation for simultaneous live viewing or playback while still continuing to record, network transfer and back up data.