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Bosch Security Systems’ agile and strategic ascent in the video surveillance market recently took a bold step forward ... By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2008

Since Chicago’s archetype Market Square opened in 1916, shopping malls have been synonymous with safety. Their predictability has been a source of security and, for many, a way of life. People exercise at gyms in the morning, attend movies at night; parents use the mall to baby-sit their teenagers; and children visit with Santa and the Easter Bunny, and cavort in play areas. That feeling of well being doesn’t come without a cost, however, particularly in a post-9/11 world ... August 31, 2008

On Feb. 14, 2008, Steve Kazmierczak shot and injured more than a dozen people on the Northern Illinois University campus. The end result was five dead and a dozen more injured. Police have yet to establish ... July 31, 2008

Like agents on a fact-finding mission, wholesale distributors investigate the industry landscape to uncover clues about trends and emerging technologies long before identifying the product lines that will grace their warehouse shelves. That intelligence-gathering endeavor is a key element that helps bind the dealer-distributor alliance. It is the foundation for one of ... By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2008

Technological advances offer a reliable license plate capturing system that can operate effectively in nearly any condition. These tips and tricks will help you understand the opportunities your company can gain from offering this technology to new and existing customers. Click to view April 30, 2008

The world of thoroughbred racing is one of breathtaking excitement, mystique, blue bloods and, above all, high stakes. So when the proprietors of Lexington, Ky.-based Stonestreet Farms decided to safeguard their equestrian fortunes they did not — pardon the expression — horse around. They elected to “pony up” for ... By Scott Goldfine · April 30, 2008

The amount of criminal activity increases during nighttime, which makes it that much more important to have a security system that operates effectively 24/7. Nearly all cameras can produce a decent image during daytime hours, but when night approaches, the system becomes compromised. Therefore, nighttime performance determines the overall effectiveness of ... March 31, 2008

To safeguard a security system from an intruder’s effort to defeat or circumvent an alarm, security contractors should be thinking about innovative ways to prevent such an action before it ever occurs. Have you ever thought about integrating “decoy” equipment into your security system design? What, if any, impact do diversionary installation tactics provide to ... Jeff Zwirn · February 29, 2008

February 29, 2008

As part of a new construction project, you install a camera with a fixed focal length lens. What happens when the user isn’t happy with the resulting view? You change the lens. What if you add a card reader to a system and there is a protocol compatibility issue? You swap out the reader. Fortunately, these problems have relatively simple solutions. But there’s one aspect of such a project that usually isn’t so easily remedied: ... December 31, 2007




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