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Vigilant Flat-Rate Video Install Model a Game Changer?

A new entrant to the low-cost video surveillance market, Vigilant is paying a flat $100 fee to licensed contractors to install four- and eight-camera kits purchased by consumers.

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SSI Staff · May 31, 2006

SSI Staff · May 31, 2006

The term access control, per NFPA 731, is described as “The monitoring or control of traffic through portals of a protected area by identifying the requestor and approving entrance or exit.” It further goes on to describe an access control portal as “doors, gates, turnstiles and so forth.” So you have heard it officially here, the security terminology for a door or opening is a portal. May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

May 31, 2006

There has been an exciting, sometimes overwhelming influx of new technology and products into the electronic security industry during the past few years. All these bells and whistles are great, but at the end of the day it takes business management acumen to sustain any commercial enterprise. Security installation companies are no different. To excel, they must be at least as adept in sales and marketing concepts as they are in devising technological solutions. By Scott Goldfine · May 31, 2006

It’s June, almost at the end of the third government quarter and the time of year when things begin to sizzle as the government buying season heats up. There is lots of news and a pressing need to be well informed in order to guide your company as it navigates through the uncertain seas currently impacting the government security marketplace. May 31, 2006

In April’s story, we talked about loss of house power and the automatic unlocking of all doors equipped with electric locks, per Sections 1008.1.3.4(2) and 1008.1.3.4(3), ICC, 2003. What we didn’t talk about. however, was the issue of secondary power for the electric locking devices on these doors. May 31, 2006

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