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Bob Dolph, SSI Contributor

Bob is currently a Security Sales & Integration "Tech Talk" columnist and a contributing technical writer. Bob installed his first DIY home intercom system at the age of 13, and formally started his technology career as a Navy communication electronics technician during the Vietnam War. He then attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and went on to complete a Security Management program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 1976, Bob has served in a variety of technical, training and project management positions with organizations such ADT, Rollins, National Guardian, Lockheed Martin, American Alarm Supply, Sonitrol and Ingersoll Rand. Early in his career, Bob started and operated his own alarm dealership. He has also served as treasurer of the Wisconsin Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and on Security Industry Association (SIA) standards committees. Bob also provides media and training consulting to the security industry.

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Read: These Adhesives Deserve a Spot in Every Technician’s Truck

These Adhesives Deserve a Spot in Every Technician’s Truck

How hot glue, double-stick mounting tape and other adhesives can save you in sticky situations.

Read: Travel Safety Tips Security Technicians Should Take Heed

Travel Safety Tips Security Technicians Should Take Heed

Don’t let your vehicle be burglarized or high-value items get stolen. Here are some safe travel tips with specifics to working in the security trade.

Read: How Lasers, Drones Are Propelling Next-Gen Perimeter Protection

How Lasers, Drones Are Propelling Next-Gen Perimeter Protection

Bob Dolph dishes on the latest advances in intrusion tech to help give you that extra professional advantage in the ever-competitive DIY/MIY security marketplace.

Read: The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Installation Tech

The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Your Installation Tech

From punny shirts to useful tools, tech expert Bob Dolph shares his gadget picks in his 2017 holiday gift guide for techs.

Read: How UL is Fighting Cybersecurity Threats

How UL is Fighting Cybersecurity Threats

UL’s new Cybersecurity Assurance Program assess software vulnerabilities and weaknesses, minimizes exploitation and more.

Bob Dolph's Latest Posts

Read: Innovative Tech Solutions to Fight COVID-19

Innovative Tech Solutions to Fight COVID-19

Electronic security professionals can make a big and positive impact in fighting COVID-19. These high-tech solutions will give patrons the confidence they need to return to their favorite businesses.

Read: Adapting to New Customer Habits in the Age of the Pandemic

Adapting to New Customer Habits in the Age of the Pandemic

In times like these it is imperative to have a customer-focused culture. Here’s how to make sure employees have an obsession with great service.

Read: The Security Integrator’s Guide to Sentrol Sensor Alternatives

The Security Integrator’s Guide to Sentrol Sensor Alternatives

Tech expert Bob Dolph shares some alternative sources for many of the Sentrol sensors that will no longer be available, as well as application resources.

Read: System Power 101: Tips, Resources & More

System Power 101: Tips, Resources & More

Technical expert Bob Dolph takes a look at some of the ins and outs of system power and provides helpful tools and resources for integrators on the job.

Read: Have Your Techs Mastered These Critical Math Skills?

Have Your Techs Mastered These Critical Math Skills?

Do you have a formal training program or just offer by-the-seat-of-your-pants on the job training? Make sure your techs know these math fundamentals.

Read: Make Sure Prospective Customers Know the Dangers of DIY Security

Make Sure Prospective Customers Know the Dangers of DIY Security

Technical expert Bob Dolph says the industry has reached a pivotal point where we either educate the public on the institution of traditional security, or give up and retire.

Read: Treat Your Techs: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Treat Your Techs: 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Bob Dolph’s 2019 gift guide has something for all security professionals, from tree ornaments to useful tools, cool gadgets and more.

Read: Can You Beat the Tech Talk Challenge?

Can You Beat the Tech Talk Challenge?

Bob Dolph put together a crossword puzzle to try and stump you techs. Put your security and installation knowledge to the test and see if you can pass.

Read: Do You Know the 7 Layers of Network Communications?

Do You Know the 7 Layers of Network Communications?

The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model is a stack of seven layers used to define the functions of networking hardware/software.

Read: Ladder Safety 101: The Most Common Types of Ladder Accidents & How to Prevent Them

Ladder Safety 101: The Most Common Types of Ladder Accidents & How to Prevent Them

Did you know more than 90,000 people receive emergency room treatment from ladder-related injuries every year? Don’t be a statistic, follow these tips.

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