In the 2011 Law Enforcement Security Industry Study, police and sheriffs provided tips on how alarm companies can strengthen their relationships with law enforcement. Read on to see the responses.
Scott Goldfine · July 26, 2011
Although it has been receiving a lot more attention recently within security industry circles, thermal imaging goes back hundreds of years. It’s come a long way since then to become applicable and affordable for myriad video surveillance uses. Begin with the basics and ramp up for these opportunities.
July 01, 2011
A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers.
Scott Goldfine · June 02, 2011
Whether grainy or crystal-clear, the images displayed on a monitoring screen are typically the most conspicuous aspect of any video surveillance system. And depending on the application, this video resolution is also typically the most critical security factor. Learn the essential components to strive for picture perfection.
June 01, 2011
Milestone, a leading developer of open platform software for managing IP network-based video surveillance, hosted the 6th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in San Antonio March 2-4. More than 150 attendees were joined by in excess of 80 Milestone representatives and those from the many hardware and software providers the company partners with to deliver comprehensive and advanced video solutions ...
Scott Goldfine · March 06, 2011
In Part 2 to the "ComTec Transfers Its Telecom/IT Success Into Security " Under Surveillance blog, ComTec Systems CEO Mike Vertolli elaborates on effective service and maintenance practices. Here, he discusses how he is extending what he learned in telecommunications and IT fields into security and the great opportunities he sees ...
Scott Goldfine · March 01, 2011
So you’ve been tasked with designing a commercial video surveillance system. Your first step is determining the required degree of security and then tailoring it to the specific application type. This free download walks you through the process and explains how to decipher camera specs.
March 01, 2011
Having been introduced to the security industry little more than a year ago, awareness remains relatively low and understanding even lower about HDcctv. Developed from technology pioneered for broadcast television, HDcctv is transmitted uncompressed and without being encapsulated in TCP/IP since data is sent over coax. The result is a system in which a camera can be plugged into a receiving device and video can be displayed without latency. As a point-to-point system, HDcctv was designed to be a
Scott Goldfine · February 15, 2011
Recently in the news, there was an uproar from the ACLU about Chicago's desire to increase the number of video security cameras in use throughout the city. While I think part of the ACLU's concern comes from a misunderstanding of the actual state of the technology,it still opens up some interesting questions about the increasing use of video surveillance systems ...
February 14, 2011
The February issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION
includes the feature article "Service With a Recurring Revenue Smile," which addresses how to successfully incorporate service and maintenance agreements into an installing company's portfolio. One of the sources cited in the piece was Mike Vertolli, CEO of Vineland, N.J.-based ComTec Systems.
Scott Goldfine · February 08, 2011