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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: 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.

Read: Audio 101: Know These Terms for Max Intelligibility

Audio 101: Know These Terms for Max Intelligibility

Technical expert Bob Dolph has noticed much confusion surrounding audio terminology, so he put together this guide to help you spec notification systems.

Read: Keep Your Boss Happy: How Alarm Techs Can Maximize Productivity

Keep Your Boss Happy: How Alarm Techs Can Maximize Productivity

Alarm techs share why you should take a closer look at minding your P’s and Q’s — your productivity and quality of work.

Read: How Security Pros Can Capitalize on Residential A/V Tech Trends

How Security Pros Can Capitalize on Residential A/V Tech Trends

As consumers attempt to coordinate technologies from companies like Google, Amazon and Apple, they are becoming frustrated with integrating their whole A/V system.

Read: How PoE Can Help You Flex More Installation Muscle

How PoE Can Help You Flex More Installation Muscle

Technical expert Bob Dolph explains why LED lighting is the next frontier for PoE, and how you can profit off it.

Read: How Wall Anchors Can Aid Your Installation

How Wall Anchors Can Aid Your Installation

Properly anchoring all types of equipment to a variety of surfaces is a skill that is often overlooked. Here are a handful of different wall anchors that can aid your installation.

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: How to Use a Multipronged Approach to Upsell Intrusion Services

How to Use a Multipronged Approach to Upsell Intrusion Services

DIY customers may have little understanding of alarm systems, sensors, features and services. Why not offer a free evaluation and inspection of customers’ existing systems?

Read: Why You Should Familiarize Yourself With Fiber Optics Skills

Why You Should Familiarize Yourself With Fiber Optics Skills

Technical expert Bob Dolph shares the fundamentals of fiber optics cable installation and provides an example of its importance.

Read: 2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Products to Treat Your Techs Right

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Products to Treat Your Techs Right

Bob Dolph’s 2018 gift guide has everything you need to treat your employees right this holiday season — from gadgets to helpful tools and more.

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