Here are 12 ways you can improve your employee utilization rate.
By Paul Starkey · December 05, 2016
Designed to be watertight and to operate in a wide temperature range, SpectrAlert Advance outdoor audible visible (AV) appliances are an ideal solution for fire, general signaling, mass notification, or emergency communication system (ECS) projects that require exterior notification or notification in areas where ambient conditions may exceed the environmental tolerances of typical indoor AV devices.
March 02, 2016
Building young talent in the industry is paramount. Here are some core skills each technician entering the field should be equipped with to thrive in the security industry.
Bob Dolph · December 09, 2015
When taking over an existing account, there are things alarm installers need to be mindful of about the existing system. Alarm expert Jeffrey D. Zwirn explains the importance of testing the system to prevent the company from being held liable for any emergency that the system does not properly respond to.
By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · November 10, 2015
Incentives, standardized procedures and better communication are just some of the ways to improve efficiencies, but the initiative must be a joint effort from technicians, sales and management.
Bob Dolph · November 19, 2014
Learn why communication between the electronic security contractor, the end user, and the IT department is essential to successfully installing and operating a security system.
By Bryan Warren · October 23, 2014
Take a look at photos of the worst wiring jobs that integrators have had to clean up.
Steve Crowe · June 19, 2014
The customer of a prominent security company was murdered along with her boyfriend by a stalker while they slept in an upstairs bedroom. An investigation found the provider recklessly breached its responsibilities by failing to design, install and test a system that was supposed to be customized for early detection of an intruder. Details of what went awry are examined.
By Rodney Bosch · March 06, 2013
There is certainly more science than hocus pocus involved in maximizing the accuracy and value of an intrusion alarm system. However, a high level of skill is required for a successful technician or magician, and proper use of sensors and installation methods can produce results no less amazing.
By Bob Dolph · March 08, 2012
When specifying a project, the term "or approved equal" (OAE) comes up often. We frequently find it easier to describe a specific make and model than force the bidder to decide what we are looking for from a detailed list of specifications.
November 28, 2011