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 ...
Scott Goldfine · November 30, 2010
Visonic, a provider of wireless residential alarm systems, is laying the foundation to ring in the New Year with quite a marketing bang.
Rodney Bosch · November 24, 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.
Scott Goldfine · November 17, 2010
I'm a big fan of the consumer electronics blog Engadget. It publishes a number of news, tips, and rumors on consumer electronics equipment and software, and I have always found the consumer electronics field to be a good barometer for what we'll be seeing in the commercial and industrial space ...
Bob Grossman · November 17, 2010
As with many great technologies, there is a format war going on in the video security industry. IP technologies have made interconnecting systems very easy, but mixing and matching IP cameras and VMS systems has been anything but plug-and-play.
November 15, 2010
For many of us, the nature of our business is feast or famine. I have yet to meet a consultant, integrator, manufacturer, or other person in this industry (or any construction-related industry) that didn’t experience the peaks and valleys that can make your life (and your business) a roller coaster. Sure we’d all rather be ...
Bob Grossman · November 10, 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
November 05, 2010
I guess if I am going write a blog that holds dealers' feet to the fire, it should come at a time when I'm not at the helm of a central station ...
Peter Giacalone · November 03, 2010
Founded in 1919, one of the niches that has helped Doyle Security of Rochester, N.Y., keep busy during the economic lull has been working alongside high-end homebuilders as vacation homes are built to install new systems ...
Scott Goldfine · October 30, 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 ...
Bob Grossman · October 28, 2010