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Jeff Zwirn, SSI Contributor

Jeffrey D. Zwirn, CPP, CFPS, CFE, FACFEI, CHS-IV, SET, CCI, FASI&T, MBAT, writes Security Sales & Integration’s “Security Science” column. He is also president of IDS Research and Development, an alarm and security consultation, expert witness and training authority providing nationwide services on all issues related to alarm and security matters. He can be reached at (201) 287-0900.

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Jeff Zwirn's Latest Opinion Posts

Read: Alarm Expert: Beware This Dangerous Fire Alarm Product

Alarm Expert: Beware This Dangerous Fire Alarm Product

The Virtual Alarm monitoring re-transmitter is being marketed as UL-compliant, but doesn’t even come close, according to Jeff Zwirn.

Jeff Zwirn's Latest Posts

Read: Alarm Expert: Beware This Dangerous Fire Alarm Product

Alarm Expert: Beware This Dangerous Fire Alarm Product

The Virtual Alarm monitoring re-transmitter is being marketed as UL-compliant, but doesn’t even come close, according to Jeff Zwirn.

Read: How Security System Defects Led to a $3M Jewelry Heist

How Security System Defects Led to a $3M Jewelry Heist

A forensic expert examines the $3 million burglary of a jewelry store, caused by egregious conduct and violations of industry standards by both the alarm contractor and central station.

Read: Quiz: How Well Do You Know Government Agencies?

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Government Agencies?

Whether designing and installing a security system, acting as a security consultant or security director, these questions provide information that can help active security practitioners within our industry.

Read: SimpliSafe DIY Security System Investigation Yields Disturbing Results

SimpliSafe DIY Security System Investigation Yields Disturbing Results

DIY home security systems provider SimpliSafe has quickly amassed a large customer base. However, an independent forensic analysis shoots holes in the company’s model, claims and technology.

Read: How to Get the Most Out of Your Alarm System’s Glass Break Detection

How to Get the Most Out of Your Alarm System’s Glass Break Detection

Learn what might have gone wrong for one Tennessee couple whose glass break detection system did not activate during a robbery.

Read: Is Prince’s Vault of Unpublished Music Secure?

Is Prince’s Vault of Unpublished Music Secure?

In the aftermath of the pop star’s death, photographs of his special vault were released for the public to see.

Read: Alarm Contractors: Make Sure Your Insurance Policies Cover the Businesses You Secure

Alarm Contractors: Make Sure Your Insurance Policies Cover the Businesses You Secure

For securing businesses such as legalized/medical marijuana distributors, some insurance policies do not cover an alarm contractor if a claim is filed against them.

Read: Forensic Tip of the Month: Cover Yourself for Each Service Offered

Forensic Tip of the Month: Cover Yourself for Each Service Offered

SSI contributor Jeff Zwire shares why integrators should never use burglar alarm contracts for CCTV surveillance systems.

Read: Security Science: August

Security Science: August

Test your security knowledge with SSI’s August Security Science Quiz!

Read: Security Science Quiz: June

Security Science Quiz: June

Test your security knowledge with SSI’s June Security Science Quiz!

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