Bob Dolph's Latest Posts

Read: Double the Voltage, Double the Fun: The Advantages of 24V

Double the Voltage, Double the Fun: The Advantages of 24V

You’ve heard the old gum commercial saying, “double your flavor, double your fun?” Well, in security circuits, if you double the voltage from 12V to 24V, you truly could double your fun. Why? Let’s find out.

Read: Practicing Proper Backup Power: Tips, Best Practices & More

Practicing Proper Backup Power: Tips, Best Practices & More

While it is important to have adequate backup power for all systems, it is especially important for life-safety systems such as fire alarms.

Read: The Quest for Electronic Access Control Best Practices

The Quest for Electronic Access Control Best Practices

Electronic access control (EAC) vulnerability is always a hot topic and knowledge of such can set you apart from all the amateurs.

Read: Glass-Break Do’s and Don’ts

Glass-Break Do’s and Don’ts

Tech expert Bob Dolph shares best practices for professional acoustical glass-break detector application, installation and maintenance.

Read: How to Establish a Best Practices Baseline as a Security Technician

How to Establish a Best Practices Baseline as a Security Technician

Tech expert Bob Dolph explains why UL Standards and NFPA 731 are good learning grounds for pros looking to develop their own performance baseline.

Read: Being a Pro at Video: Important Concepts, Resources & Latest Tech

Being a Pro at Video: Important Concepts, Resources & Latest Tech

Tech expert Bob Dolph shares some of his favorite resources to help professional video specialists test equipment performance.

Read: Systems Supervision Techniques: Fact vs. Myth

Systems Supervision Techniques: Fact vs. Myth

When planning or proposing a system, always think supervision. System supervision is designed to counter most types of illicit compromises, or simply put, keep a good eye on things.

Read: 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Ideas for Techs and Staff

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: 13 Ideas for Techs and Staff

Bob Dolph’s 2020 holiday gift guide has something for all security professionals, from useful tools to cool gadgets and more.

Read: 5G: Should You Believe the Hype? Here’s What to Realistically Expect

5G: Should You Believe the Hype? Here’s What to Realistically Expect

5G shows plenty of promise. However, it is important to recognize where the technology currently stands and how it works.

Read: False Alarms Will Happen … and That’s OK

False Alarms Will Happen … and That’s OK

The truth is that the authorities really do not care about your false alarms. However, they do care if they are not handled properly and escalate to a false alarm dispatch of their personnel.

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