B E N C H T E S T
Security industry expert Robert D. Grossman answers in SSI's Bench Test.
Bob Grossman · November 25, 2014
Since 2003 the Central Station Alarm Association’s Five Diamond Certification has aspired to become the security monitoring industry’s Good Housekeeping Seal — a stamp of approval to instill customer confidence. Leading companies tell how the program enriches their operations.
By David S. Margulies · November 24, 2014
Learn how central stations can aid in implementing best practices to standardize installations and maximize overall account value.
Kevin Lehan · November 17, 2014
Change was in the air and on the minds and lips of presenters and attendees of Honeywell’s Connect 2014 event, held Nov. 13-15 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Scott Goldfine · November 15, 2014
The function known as camera auto follow provides security personnel the ability to react to an alarm event while the subject is tracked hands-free by the video surveillance system. Applying this feature successfully requires understanding of multiple variables.
By Eric Olsen · November 04, 2014
The emergence of alternative alarm transmission methods and introduction of new primary communication paths are expanding systems’ functionality and features. Gain a solid foundation in the basics of available options to make wise choices for customers’ safety and your business.
SSI Staff · November 03, 2014
The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) is the leading organization advocating for the industry, helping avert municipal or regulatory conflicts, and promoting security’s interests and value to first responders, the public and media. Find out SIAC’s efforts and impact extends far beyond alarm management.
By Ron Walters · October 27, 2014
While the shift of alarm systems signal transmission to IP-based communications is a major transition for the industry, it actually represents a big step toward something even more significant. It is enabling access to “the cloud” and with it a whole new world of service possibilities. Central monitoring stations are at the heart of this new paradigm.
By Hank Goldberg · October 23, 2014
Despite a high number of false alarms in the city, the Colorado Springs Police Department have modified the way officers respond to security alarms following the death of a newlywed couple who was shot in their home by an teen intruder.
SSI Staff · October 21, 2014
Vanderbilt Industries acquires Siemens' Security Products business to boost its position in the European security systems market through a wider and more comprehensive range of products and solutions.
Scott Goldfine · October 20, 2014