By Al Colombo · February 28, 2010
January 31, 2010
The need for accurate, timely info has always been a problem, but recently civilian and government authorities decided it was time to do something about it.
By Al Colombo · January 31, 2010
Recurring revenue from subscriber monitoring agreements for fire and intrusion alarm systems has traditionally accounted for a significant portion of an alarm dealer's income. This is a very successful business model and it will continue to be for decades to come.
By Kevin Lehan · December 31, 2009
Mass notification, a relatively new development in life safety, can be defined as "a technology that provides real-time information to groups of individuals within large buildings, campus settings, geographic regions, or entire nations."
By Al Colombo · December 31, 2009
Throughout the years electronic security, and especially central station monitoring and remote services, has evolved to become much more than just about detection and protection.
By Peter Giacalone · November 30, 2009
While the down economy hampered revenue growth in 2009, the security industry’s technological advancements continued largely unabated. That bodes well for a brighter future where breakthroughs such as those selected for SSI’s annual Top 30 Technology Innovations help usher in an era of renewed prosperity.
By Bob Dolph, Steve Payne and Scott Goldfine · November 30, 2009
The number of injuries and deaths due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning routinely increases every year as cold weather moves across the nation. The CO threat is an ever-present danger to humankind and animals. This is especially true during the winter months when it becomes necessary to use combustible heating, such as fireplaces and gas- and oil-fired furnaces.
By Al Colombo · November 30, 2009
Amid today’s business hardships, most security integrators (68 percent) kept their revenues stable or in many cases grew them by more than 5 percent in 2008. SSI’s Systems Integrator Study shows how the thirst for networked surveillance has yet to be quenched and reveals the real effects of the recession.
By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2009
Sprinkler systems are an important part of an end user’s overall fire protection program. Not only are these systems often required by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), but ...
By Al Colombo · February 28, 2009