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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: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Understand Your Tax Break Profit Dispositions

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Understand Your Tax Break Profit Dispositions

Installing security contractors will have to decide whether to either plow tax breaks back into the business or to create a separate nest egg.

Read: Review: Ideal Network Tester Will Pass Any Tech’s Test

Review: Ideal Network Tester Will Pass Any Tech’s Test

The Ideal VDV II Pro network tester is a multifeatured device, providing the ability to test and verify that your wiring is correct, has no shorts and more.

Read: How Thermal Imaging Can Combat False Alarms

How Thermal Imaging Can Combat False Alarms

When combined with other sensors, thermal imaging provides powerful perimeter protection with accurate intrusion classification and visual alarm assessment to minimize false alarms.

Read: Security Manufacturing Rep and A/V Marketing Firm Announce Strategic Alliance

Security Manufacturing Rep and A/V Marketing Firm Announce Strategic Alliance

XtraSales and On the Road Marketing have partnered in response to the increasing convergence of the physical security and professional A/V industries.

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: How to Leverage Video’s Value as an Operations Tool

How to Leverage Video’s Value as an Operations Tool

Open video management platforms can help connect and manage the large volumes of data brought forth by connected sensors and devices.

Read: What is Deep Learning? A Complete Guide to AI in Security

What is Deep Learning? A Complete Guide to AI in Security

AI, machine learning and deep learning have the potential to propel security and life-safety solutions by driving increasingly sophisticated analytics.

Read: How to Defeat Unauthorized Access to Security Networks

How to Defeat Unauthorized Access to Security Networks

IP-based security may be convenient, but it can also be dangerous if not properly secured. Here’s how to secure your network using managed Ethernet switches.

Read: How to Increase RMR by Selling More Service Agreements

How to Increase RMR by Selling More Service Agreements

One critical area in the RMR realm to master is service agreements. Learn insights to selling, maintaining and extending maintenance contracts.

Read: 9 Wireless Applications to Help You Upsell Your Security and Life-Safety Systems

9 Wireless Applications to Help You Upsell Your Security and Life-Safety Systems

In addition to intrusion detection, wireless technology offers installation flexibility and cost-savings advantages to upsell into wide-ranging security and life-safety system scenarios.

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