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17 Ways to Capture a Security End User’s Heart

One of the most interesting among so many pieces of data from SSI's Commercial End-User Study is the open-ended question that asks respondents to explain what makes a security provider a “hero” in…

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Andy Teich, president of commercial systems, FLIR Systems Inc., clears up the misconceptions between thermal imaging and night vision technologies in this Q&A. January 17, 2011

Thermal imaging has started to make a serious effort to enter the commercial security market. Its usefulness might no be evident right up front. Why would you want to use a technology that doesn't allow you to identify anyone for security applications? January 14, 2011

Cernium Corp. CEO Craig Chambers talks with SSI about how video analytics has evolved and what integrators and dealers can expect in 2011. January 12, 2011

In this Q&A, SSI talks with RSI-Videofied President Keith Jentoft about how video alarm verification technology can help reduce false alarms and provide a great selling opportunity for dealers in 2011. January 09, 2011

After watching a news report about 94-year-old Philadelphia woman being attacked in her home by an intruder, Vector Security provided the victim with a free security system and monitoring ... Rodney Bosch · January 06, 2011

If you go back to the days of Sentrol you might remember a fantastic security sensors application book ... Bob Dolph · January 04, 2011

More and more of our projects involve networked systems and associated devices, and that inevitably includes cabling. And, as the price differential between the various category-rated cables diminishes, we are finding the temptation to provide the highest level of category rating possible throughout projects, whether or not it makes sense. If CAT5 is good, and CAT5e is better, isn’t CAT6 best? Shouldn’t we just play it safe and use it everywhere? Not necessarily ... Bob Grossman · January 04, 2011

Our last blog entry ("Recycling Is Green, But It Can Make You Some Green Too...") reviewed the benefits of recycling in unexpected ways, telling a short case study involving the reuse of a console. But I'd be remiss if I didn't explore the dark side of recycling. Some things should be destined for the landfill, or be recycled at the component level, and not put back into service ... December 30, 2010

Although the following famous saying is sometimes over used, it is most appropriate for the start of this blog ... Peter Giacalone · December 21, 2010

During my recent trip to Boca Raton, Fla., to attend the First Alert Professional Convention I conducted a 90-minute roundtable interview featuring Mike Ash, president of Garden State Fire & Security Alarm Co. in Aberdeen, N.J.; Larry and Mike Matson, principals of Matson Alarm, Fresno, Calif.; Mike Miller, vice president of Moon Security Services in Pasco, Wash.; and Bill Zeller, CEO of Mellon Security & Sound Systems in Lantana, Fla. ... Scott Goldfine · December 20, 2010