Guest Authors's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: You Can Bank on Every Home Having Voice Control in 10 Years

You Can Bank on Every Home Having Voice Control in 10 Years

Privacy concerns aside, voice control is set to become the most important change to user interface design since the touchscreen revolution.

Read: Why Temperature Monitoring Is Critical in a Post-Pandemic/Herd Immunity Environment

Why Temperature Monitoring Is Critical in a Post-Pandemic/Herd Immunity Environment

The medical consensus is that temperature scanning solutions will be used as general gateway health monitors even after COVID-19 is defeated, or at least at herd immunity levels.

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.

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Read: How Real-Time Data Will Improve Alarm Response

How Real-Time Data Will Improve Alarm Response

The Monitoring Association has initiated work on a new American National Standard, AVS-01, which will use data applicable to alarm activations at protected premises to create an alarm validation score.

Read: How Integrators Can Provide Value to Hoteliers Via Technology

How Integrators Can Provide Value to Hoteliers Via Technology

Security and A/V integrators play an essential role in helping resorts create personalized experiences for guests with the use of technology.

Read: Cisco Hybrid Work Index Underscores Remote Work Flexibility

Cisco Hybrid Work Index Underscores Remote Work Flexibility

Cisco’s first ever Hybrid Work Index sheds light on key hybrid work collaboration trends that should help integrators serve their customers.

Read: 4 Ways Dedicated Business Software Trumps an All-in-One Solution

4 Ways Dedicated Business Software Trumps an All-in-One Solution

With customers’ integrated security solutions, the whole ideally exceeds the parts. Find out why internally interconnecting sales management and operations platforms can similarly reap substantial dividends.

Read: Why Interactive Services Are Driving Growth in Residential Security Market

Why Interactive Services Are Driving Growth in Residential Security Market

Competition from DIY solutions, low-cost smart home devices, new business models, new partnerships, emerging technologies and new entrants continue to transform residential security.

Read: 4 New A/V Technology Trends for Integrators to Follow

4 New A/V Technology Trends for Integrators to Follow

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated technology trends that the A/V integration community should start exploring in 2021 and beyond.

Read: AI for the Bad Guy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Video Verification More Effective & Marketable

AI for the Bad Guy: How Artificial Intelligence Is Making Video Verification More Effective & Marketable

Advances in technology are better tying video in with intrusion alarms to slash false alarms and save valuable law enforcement resources.

Read: Is Wellness the Next Big Play for Integrators?

Is Wellness the Next Big Play for Integrators?

Worth an estimated $1.5 trillion, it’s time for integrators to take advantage of opportunities in the wellness market.

Read: Survey: Seniors Becoming More Involved in Smart Lock Purchases

Survey: Seniors Becoming More Involved in Smart Lock Purchases

When a dealer sees a senior citizen, there is now a far greater likelihood that they are going to either buy the lock or play an integral role in making the decision.

Read: How to Capitalize on the Rising Interest in Residential Video Cameras

How to Capitalize on the Rising Interest in Residential Video Cameras

Once considered taboo, in recent times video cameras (especially doorbells) have been among the fastest-growing security products sold into the home. Find out how cameras have become a window to a fully monitored security and life-safety solution.

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