The Internet is often the first place industry professionals go today to find the latest news and information, particularly when it comes to security products. And yet there are still so many Web sites that miss the mark in terms of what they offer installing security contractors. Find out what to look for along with some of fellow readers’ favorite sites.
By Bob Dolph · December 02, 2012
The annual ASIS tradeshow has long been considered one of the security industry’s most important events. Discover some of the interesting developments to come out of this year’s event in Philadelphia.
By Bob Dolph · November 01, 2012
Technology and customer desires are conspiring to create a wealth of sales prospects for those offering central station monitoring solutions. The question is: Are you up for the challenges that cashing in entails? Learn about the hot trends and the view from the top.
By Bob Dolph · September 30, 2012
How many times have you been in a public place and heard an announcement that was impossible to recognize? What if the message was an evacuation order for assistance in exiting a burning building? Learn the critical facets of speech intelligibility and how to test for it.
By Bob Dolph · September 03, 2012
It’s unlikely that perfection will ever be achieved to the point where security/life-safety systems prevent humans from ever experiencing any harm. However, sensible standards and practices can substantially reduce the likelihood of that harm.
By Bob Dolph · July 31, 2012
After many years, promises and false starts, the lofty vision of home automation technology is coming to fruition. Although it has gotten to where automation is almost a bad word, often replaced with controls, there are a number of newer technologies and associated products opening up exciting opportunities for security contractors willing to give it a go.
By Bob Dolph · July 01, 2012
Wireless technology can be highly beneficial both in spanning hard-to-reach areas and realizing substantial cost savings as an alternative to trenching and long cable runs. Find out some of the basics you need to successfully deploy wireless video surveillance solutions.
By Bob Dolph · June 12, 2012
The latest and greatest security solutions don’t mean squat if they are too complex for end users to operate. Technological innovation is wonderful, but we must incorporate operational simplicity to achieve security’s peace-of-mind objectives.
By Bob Dolph · May 20, 2012
The need to determine who goes where when continues to make access control one of the security industry’s most in-demand offerings. Pick up some soup-to-nuts pointers on how to improve your success from initial sale to deploying advanced capabilities.
By Bob Dolph · April 11, 2012
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