The October issue of SSI features a guide to selecting a third-party central monitoring station in which nine providers are spotlighted. I conducted extensive interviews with executives from all of them, most of which could not be shoehorned into the print publication. In this exclusive bonus blog, Affiliated Monitoring Vice President Daniel Oppenheim discusses training, value-adds and increasing RMR.
Scott Goldfine · October 09, 2013
In this Q&A, Vector Security CEO Pam Petrow addresses the larger false alarm issue as well as how technology advancement such as video verification can help.
Scott Goldfine · October 06, 2013
My cover story for SSI’s September issue talks about Bosch Security Systems’ 2013 renaissance of sorts with a higher profile from recent years and the launch of 110 new products this year. While the feature centers around my extensive interview with Bosch executive Jeremy Hockham, I posed some questions to industry observers to attempt to get a more broad perspective of the German-based security equipment manufacturing giant.
Scott Goldfine · September 09, 2013
Bosch Security Systems Americas President of Sales Jeremy Hockham discusses how security business differs abroad, the new trend of partnerships among competitors, engineering insights and integrator opportunities in this exclusive interview.
Scott Goldfine · September 03, 2013
One of the most basic elements of an intrusion system is the alarm contact or switch used to secure doors, windows and other building openings. Although ubiquitous and not overly complex, alarm contacts nonetheless require the utmost attention to ensure proper alarm system operations.
By Bob Dolph · September 03, 2013
Honeywell of Melville, N.Y., releases the 5822T wireless tilt sensor, which has been designed to mount vertically on surfaces that tilt horizontally when opened, such as garage doors.
SSI Staff · August 04, 2013
A new survey funded by the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) reveals that burglars are often deterred from specific targets that have alarm systems installed.
May 13, 2013
Take SSI’s May Web poll! Which solution presents the leading opportunity to upsell intrusion prospects as well as existing customers?
May 12, 2013
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has released two new profiles — one for access control and the other for intrusion detection — as well as a tool for testing whether products conform to the profiles.
March 19, 2013
An insurer for Eli Lilly & Co. filed a lawsuit against Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS) in a Connecticut federal court Monday, claiming that a faulty security system led to the 2010 theft of roughly $80 million in pharmaceuticals from Lilly’s distribution facility in Connecticut.
March 13, 2013