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Author Profile

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: 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.

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: 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.

Read: 8 Great Hidden Security Sensors to Separate You From DIY Competitors

8 Great Hidden Security Sensors to Separate You From DIY Competitors

Take a look at some hidden sensors that will differentiate your professional offerings from the ever-growing list of DIY security options.

Read: 10 Universal Alarm Products That Can Help Ramp Up RMR

10 Universal Alarm Products That Can Help Ramp Up RMR

Understand how universal communicators can overcome pesky proprietary impediments, and help build your RMR accounts.

Read: 6 Perimeter Protection Best Practices

6 Perimeter Protection Best Practices

Bob Dolph shares some of the practices, products and procedures when implementing perimeter security.

Read: 6 Steps to Make Troubleshooting Less Troublesome

6 Steps to Make Troubleshooting Less Troublesome

Installation expert Bob Dolph shares six tips to help make troubleshooting alarm panels and systems no trouble at all.

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 Security Integrators Can Progress in the Home A/V Market

How Security Integrators Can Progress in the Home A/V Market

The new construction home market has heated up and along with it builders are being advised to seek out skilled, low voltage integrators for A/V and smart home technology. Here’s how to ramp up your A/V acumen.

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.

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