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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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Bob Dolph's Latest Opinion Posts

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.

Read: Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph gives an overview of some basic but no less important testing parameters for a network cabling circuit.

Bob Dolph's Latest Posts

Read: Alarm Sensor Batteries: A Quick and Easy Guide

Alarm Sensor Batteries: A Quick and Easy Guide

Master technician Bob Dolph makes sense of the differences between all of those small alarm sensor batteries.

Read: How to Master the Art of Cabling

How to Master the Art of Cabling

With new technology applications sprouting every day, resources such as BICSI can help your techs keep their skills up to date.

Read: Mythbusting: What Homebuilders Really Think About Home Automation

Mythbusting: What Homebuilders Really Think About Home Automation

Tech expert Bob Dolph deconstructs the myths and misconceptions for builders who are skeptical of the smart home and home automation products.

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: A Handy Guide to ONVIF Profile Specifications

A Handy Guide to ONVIF Profile Specifications

Each ONVIF profile has a fixed set of features that must be supported by a conformant device or client. Here are the various interoperability features that ONVIF offers.

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.

Read: Integration Expert Explains the Art of Cable Fishing

Integration Expert Explains the Art of Cable Fishing

Integration expert Bob Dolph shares some safety, installation and product tips for when its time for fishing cable.

Read: How to Choose the Right Power Supply for Your Security System

How to Choose the Right Power Supply for Your Security System

Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph shares his observations on power supplies so we can all be a better security system designer, seller, installer and service technician.

Read: Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Expert Tips for Testing a Network Cabling Circuit

Tech Talk columnist Bob Dolph gives an overview of some basic but no less important testing parameters for a network cabling circuit.

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