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Read: 5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Battery-Related Risks

5 Things You Can Do to Avoid Battery-Related Risks

Using a battery that doesn’t have the proper specifications puts you at risk of damaging the entire system. Here are five tips to ensure systems run smoothly.

Read: Why Point Solutions Are Pointless When It Comes to School Security

Why Point Solutions Are Pointless When It Comes to School Security

A security system is of no use if it cannot communicate the threat and coordinate the response rapidly and simultaneously, with no wasted time caused by multiple steps.

Read: Why Your Approach to Cybersecurity Needs to Be Proactive Rather Than Reactive

Why Your Approach to Cybersecurity Needs to Be Proactive Rather Than Reactive

Some businesses rely on a reactive approach to best manage cybersecurity. However, this is flawed thinking. Here’s why.

Read: Why You Should Align With a Well-Known Brand

Why You Should Align With a Well-Known Brand

Russ “The Alarm Professor” VanDevanter shares why he thinks techs should become a subcontractor or dealer for the big companies.

Read: How ONVIF Profile A Can Drive Open Access Control

How ONVIF Profile A Can Drive Open Access Control

The open device driver used in Profile A-compliant access control panels allows end users to integrate control panels and management software from different manufacturers.

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Read: The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2018

The 30 Top Technology Innovations of 2018

SSI’s technical editors handpick the top technology innovations in video surveillance, access control, home automation, cybersecurity and much more.

Read: How to Leverage Residential Control Devices for More Overall Security Sales

How to Leverage Residential Control Devices for More Overall Security Sales

Control4’s Brad Hintze shares how security professionals can profit from an expanded and scalable home automation ecosystem.

Read: How Smart Locks Can Help Security Installers Expand Residential Sales

How Smart Locks Can Help Security Installers Expand Residential Sales

Through smart home systems, homeowners expect an elevated comfort experience, convenience and most importantly, security.

Read: 3 Most Common Misconceptions About GDPR and Data Processing

3 Most Common Misconceptions About GDPR and Data Processing

There’s a misconception that the GDPR does not apply to businesses that do not offer goods or services to EU consumers or process personal EU data.

Read: 2018 Residential Security Market Report: Home Monitoring Fees, DIY on Upswing

2018 Residential Security Market Report: Home Monitoring Fees, DIY on Upswing

The 2018 Residential Security Dealer Survey shows security pros face sharing smart home market spoils with wholesale monitoring providers, DIY and other competitors.

Read: Global Intelligent ANPR Camera Market Experiencing 16% Annual Growth

Global Intelligent ANPR Camera Market Experiencing 16% Annual Growth

Advances in video analytics and processing power used in automatic number plate recognition devices are reshaping the market, says IHS Markit.

Read: Tips for Certifying Cable, Validating PoE & Supporting Multigig Networks

Tips for Certifying Cable, Validating PoE & Supporting Multigig Networks

A cable test instrument that can act as a PoE device and confirm the functioning in advance can save a lot of headache later.

Read: Booming Elderly Population Means It’s Time to Pursue PERS

Booming Elderly Population Means It’s Time to Pursue PERS

PERS and mPERS are not for every dealer, but technological advancements and resourceful central station relationships build a healthy case for embracing this life safety service.

Read: Your Roadmap to Adopting an ACaaS Model

Your Roadmap to Adopting an ACaaS Model

Access control as a service, aka managed or hosted access, is gaining traction with end users who appreciate greatly reduced capital investments and other related cost savings.

Read: ASAP-to-PSAP Now in 13 States and Surging

ASAP-to-PSAP Now in 13 States and Surging

ASAP benefits include a reduction in the number of calls to non-911 lines, incident address errors, time per event and errors common with voice communications.

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