How can security dealers/integrators combat margin squeeze and product commoditization? PSA Security Network Vice President of Sales and Customer Service Ric McCullough answers this question and more on wholesale distribution.
SSI Staff · February 14, 2014
As more outdated and ineffective surge protector technologies are widely sold and used in homes and businesses throughout the nation, learn what dealers and integrators can do to ensure security systems and the people and technologies they protect are safe.
By Jeff Oliveros · February 12, 2014
Milestone Systems CEO Lars Thinggaard addressed rumors of whether the firm will go public and introduced new products during the Milestone Integration Platform Symposium 2014 conference.
Paul Boucherle · February 11, 2014
Anixter Director of Technical Solutions Matt Powers expounding on a number of trends affecting the wholesale distribution channel.
By Scott Goldfine · February 11, 2014
What are the biggest technology shifts will the security industry witness in 2014? Tyco Integrated Security CTO and Vice President of Industry Relations Jay Hauhn answers that and more in the latest Under Surveillance blog.
Scott Goldfine · January 01, 2014
Photos from the California Alarm Association (CAA) hosted its annual winter convention at the Wyndham Parc 55 hotel in San Francisco. Following are several scenes from the event, which was held Dec. 4-7. Many thanks to Nicholas Koon for providing the photography.
SSI Staff · December 12, 2013
Some unwanted alarms are a necessary evil in the overwhelmingly greater good of saving lives and property. However, the movement to impose verification practices continues to be one of the industry’s most volatile areas. See where you stand with the latest developments.
By Shane Clary · December 01, 2013
Most people take power for granted without realizing how many daily activities rely on it — until failure occurs. Nowhere is this truer than for fire/life-safety systems. A recent experience serves as a launch point to keeping systems up regardless of power challenges.
By Shane Clary · October 31, 2013
Just as in real estate it’s all about location, the same can be said for heat detectors. Knowing the rules, best practices and insider tips to properly space these devices helps ensure they deliver system alerts as intended.
By Shane Clary · September 30, 2013
Though early fire detection is usually associated with smoke detectors, there are applications where a heat detector further enhances the preservation of property and life safety. Learn about the different types of heat detectors, and pick up some system design and installation pointers.
By Shane Clary · September 03, 2013