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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.

Read: Why Open Standards for Interoperability Are Vital for Retrofit Projects

Why Open Standards for Interoperability Are Vital for Retrofit Projects

Open standards for interoperability, such as those offered by ONVIF, allow end users to add newer security components from multiple vendors as needed in the future.

Read: 5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

5 Reasons Veterans Are a Perfect Fit for the Security Industry

Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones explains how veterans entering the workforce already have identifiable skills that can be transferred to the physical security world.

Read: Interlogix Insider Tells How Things Went Awry

Interlogix Insider Tells How Things Went Awry

The recently announced demise of one of the security industry’s largest manufacturers isn’t so shocking when you review the warning signs.

Guest Authors's Latest Posts

Read: Recapping CEDIA Expo Virtual: A CE Pro Editors Roundtable

Recapping CEDIA Expo Virtual: A CE Pro Editors Roundtable

A quartet of editors from SSI sister publication CE Pro share initial impressions following the 3-day CEDIA Expo Virtual platform.

Read: Why Topgrading Can Help Installers Hire ‘A’ Players

Why Topgrading Can Help Installers Hire ‘A’ Players

CEDIA Expo Virtual session outlines carefully specified scorecard, sourcing and selection process to pinpoint high-performance candidates and great team fits.

Read: What to Consider When Deploying Human Temperature Screening

What to Consider When Deploying Human Temperature Screening

Body temperature screening systems are critical to prepare for our new normal. Understand they do come with various requirements and compliance concerns.

Read: Marketing Tips for Security Dealers: Public Relations

Marketing Tips for Security Dealers: Public Relations

Media coverage of a business is an often overlooked but extremely effective marketing strategy for security dealers and systems integrators.

Read: ESA Youth Scholarships Foster Industry Connection to First Responders

ESA Youth Scholarships Foster Industry Connection to First Responders

ESA, along with affiliated state associations, supports the industry’s relationship with first responders through its youth scholarship program.

Read: 5 Video Security Challenges to Tackle Before Students Return to Campus

5 Video Security Challenges to Tackle Before Students Return to Campus

While students, staff and faculty are still primarily engaged in virtual learning, educational institutions can use the current situation as an opportunity to evaluate and enhance video surveillance technologies on campus.

Read: IoT: The Key to Physical Security and Cybersecurity in Buildings

IoT: The Key to Physical Security and Cybersecurity in Buildings

To ensure sustainable growth, facility managers and owners — with the help of security integrators — must address increasing concerns about IoT security.

Read: How Household Makeup Can Unlock Opportunity for Selling Connected Locks

How Household Makeup Can Unlock Opportunity for Selling Connected Locks

A recent study commissioned by Kwikset reveals smart lock purchasing habits and patterns based on the size of households. Here’s how to utilize that information.

Read: How Payment Options Can Create New RMR for Security Resellers

How Payment Options Can Create New RMR for Security Resellers

Along with helping end users mitigate safety challenges due to COVID-19, access control subscription services can provide RMR to technology partners.

Read: Temperature Scanning in the New Normal: What’s on the Market, Best Practices & More

Temperature Scanning in the New Normal: What’s on the Market, Best Practices & More

Using video surveillance cameras for thermal temperature monitoring is emerging as a viable opportunity for security integrators to expand their business.

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