While discussion regarding high definition surveillance video has overwhelmingly centered around IP connectivity, there is an alternative. HDcctv, an HD-SDI-based open industrial standard for transmitting uncompressed digital video over point-to-point coax links, offers advantages depending on the application.
By Bob Dolph · March 06, 2013
While radio frequency identification, or RFID, has been around a long time the technology is advancing and migrating into new uses and applications. Learn the different types of technology and how to deploy them in ways that will win over new customers.
By Bob Dolph · January 31, 2013
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Bob Dolph · January 08, 2013
Technological advancements in communication protocols and transmission methods are allowing building systems to achieve connectivity and functionality like never before. Learn how to provide clients with total system solutions that optimize the capabilities of security as well as its value proposition.
By Bob Dolph · January 01, 2013
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