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Read: How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

Equipment, layout, wiring, transmission equipment, service and monitoring need to be tested together to ensure a “system” operates as intended.

Read: AIREF Morphs to FAST, and Why the ‘Industry Owes a Debt of Thanks’

AIREF Morphs to FAST, and Why the ‘Industry Owes a Debt of Thanks’

The Alarm Industry Research and Education Foundation reexamined its existing mission and decided on an entirely new direction.

Read: U.S. Capitol Attack: IDing Domestic Terrorists Using Facial Recognition and Video Surveillance

U.S. Capitol Attack: IDing Domestic Terrorists Using Facial Recognition and Video Surveillance

Umbrella Technologies CEO Thomas Carnevale explains how law enforcement will likely leverage technology to ID the Capitol Hill attackers.

Read: Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Industry veteran Tony Smith explains why the alarm industry would be wise to strengthen its existing police relationships in the wake of national protests.

Read: False Alarm Reduction: Building Meaningful Public-Private Partnerships

False Alarm Reduction: Building Meaningful Public-Private Partnerships

The False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) is directly involved with finding best practices for alarm companies, responding authorities and consumers.

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Read: 5 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting Alarm Business Transactions

5 Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting Alarm Business Transactions

Here’s a quick rundown on what alarm company owners can expect involving business valuations and company sales during COVID-19.

Read: How to Properly Vet Vendors for Cybersecurity Hardness

How to Properly Vet Vendors for Cybersecurity Hardness

Here are some tips for figuring out if the vendor products you recommend and deploy for clients meet or exceed cybersecurity industry standards.

Read: Today’s Role of Smart Home and Voice Assistant Platforms

Today’s Role of Smart Home and Voice Assistant Platforms

As smart home device use continues to rise, integrators can be relied on to deliver a unified app experience.

Read: Prickly Customer Issues in House of Worship A/V Technology Market

Prickly Customer Issues in House of Worship A/V Technology Market

Houses of worship have tricky acoustics, audio challenges and budget-conscious customers. It all adds up to sales issues for A/V integrators.

Read: Securing a VMS: 3 Things to Remember

Securing a VMS: 3 Things to Remember

The VMS is a critical part of physical security solutions. Greatly reduce the risk of your customer’s VMS being compromised by utilizing these tips.

Read: Why Better Cybersecurity Standards Mean Better Security

Why Better Cybersecurity Standards Mean Better Security

Standards became a major issue in the security industry more than 15 years ago when IP-based equipment started to proliferate. The same is happening with IoT devices. Explore the dearth of cyber standards in the industry, progress being made, recommendations for next steps and more.

Read: How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

How the Alarm Industry Can Raise the Bar to Properly Test Systems

Equipment, layout, wiring, transmission equipment, service and monitoring need to be tested together to ensure a “system” operates as intended.

Read: How a Senior Living Facility Is Using NFC, BLE Technology for Contact Tracing

How a Senior Living Facility Is Using NFC, BLE Technology for Contact Tracing

Fobs worn by staff, residents and visitors allow for the recording of movement and interactions of individuals in the facility.

Read: 5 Ways Security Integrators Can Help Commercial Property Managers Rebound From COVID

5 Ways Security Integrators Can Help Commercial Property Managers Rebound From COVID

Industry experts claim that the pandemic is having a greater impact on commercial real estate than the global financial crisis did in 2008.

Read: Why Interoperability Is Key to Safer Smart Cities in the COVID Era

Why Interoperability Is Key to Safer Smart Cities in the COVID Era

The pandemic has added new pressures for deploying technological solutions for the enforcement of health and safety regulations.

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