It's been nearly four months since COPS Monitoring acquired United Central Control (UCC). But both sides emphasized at ISC West that they will operate under their own brands as opposed to growing one particular brand or business.
Stephen Sellner · April 12, 2016
Relying on POTS lines can be a risky endeavor for security dealers and the end users they're entrusted to protect. It can affect alarm communications to the monitoring center.
Peter Giacalone · March 24, 2016
Looking for more RMR while giving your customers peace of mind? Security integrators need to look into offering remote monitoring services for their IP video surveillance and access control systems.
By Ronnie Pennington · March 23, 2016
The Tupelo Public School District monitors live surveillance video feeds at each of its 13 campuses in an attempt to improve school safety for teachers and students.
Stephen Sellner · March 23, 2016
As with any other building, a video surveillance system needs to cater to the unique characteristics of the facility. Those challenges are amplified with churches and worship facilities, where a welcoming environment is paramount.
By Martin Sinderman · March 16, 2016
Those who have been on spring break trips before know the types of crowds that form on the beaches. City officials in South Padre Island, Texas, will use two drones to monitor the mass swarms of college students.
Stephen Sellner · March 10, 2016
Advancements in low-light video surveillance have changed the game when it comes to producing clear, usable images of intruders, burglars and others. As the camera technology continues to improve, so do the applications for security dealers and even national security.
By Al Colombo · March 09, 2016
An online survey found that 93% of Americans say their home security system should contact authorities in the event of a burglary, fire or other incident at their home. It also found that 63% of Americans say MIY security systems are not as safe as professionally-monitored systems.
Stephen Sellner · March 09, 2016
Some alarm contractors might assume their insurance policies will cover them in the event of a claim filed against them. But when installing security systems for certain types of businesses, insurance might not be there for you, leaving you to self-fund your legal defense.
By Jeffrey D. Zwirn · March 07, 2016
It took less than 24 hours for Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith to see the return on investment for the surveillance cameras she bought on her own credit card for the jail. A massive fight was recorded by the security cameras, which resulted in only moderate injuries.
SSI Staff · March 04, 2016