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Consumers: Nest Protect Smoke Detectors Prone to False Alarms

Reviews for Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarms have not been favorable, with consumers claiming the devices are prone to false alarms that cannot be turned off. One customer said the smoke detector…


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With the help of a local systems integrator RACOM Corp., Dubuque, Iowa, is developing a sophisticated traffic management solution that resides on a fiber optic network. Mainstays in the solution are IP surveillance cameras that ease traffic congestion, provide video analysis to mitigate infrastructure costs and even help fight crime. Rodney Bosch · November 20, 2014

As great as the demand and deployment of video surveillance systems has become, it’s only going to intensify. That’s fabulous news for security integrators, who will benefit from a host of new technologies like cloud services, Ultra HD, edge devices, wider dynamic ranges and superior compression. By Al Colombo · November 12, 2014

Here are 10 home automation products security integrators can suggest to customers. SSI Staff · November 10, 2014

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SSI's Bench Test reveals if the Fluke Network LinkSprinter is a good solution for installation jobs. By T. Riley Pierce · October 29, 2014

Wireless communications and connectivity are making huge strides and opening up opportunities ― but are also subject to potentially disastrous security breaches. Take a walk on the wild side of wireless with a look at the latest in standards, cool new products and sobering hacking threats. Bob Dolph · October 27, 2014

With the many video surveillance cameras on the market, electronic security contractors and end-users have numerous options. Here are a few tips to help security integrators select the best pan/tilt/zoom network cameras for their clients. By John Grabowski · October 23, 2014

With the acquisition of DIY security company Swann Communications, Infinova hopes to continue to drive product requirements, develop high level product design and then leverage Infinova’s expertise in final product development and manufacturing. SSI Staff · October 21, 2014

The latest addition to Honeywell's Total Connect Remote Services is its Total Connect Tracking services that supports the ability to keep tabs in real time of family cars and company trucks. By Robert Archer · October 20, 2014

Video systems designers and installers can’t blindly trust the specifications manufacturers present on their cameras. Let’s look at some real-world evaluations and key performance criteria to consider. A slideshow of five IP cameras is also included. Bob Dolph · October 17, 2014

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How does the Bosch Dinion IP Starlight 8000 MP measure up? Find out in SSI's latest Bench Test. By T. Riley Pierce · October 15, 2014




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