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Read: Grounding 101: Tips, Resources & Best Practices

Grounding 101: Tips, Resources & Best Practices

Tech expert Bob Dolph drills down on the concepts of grounding and its many types, as well as advice for lightning surge suppression.

Read: When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

When & How to Test Smoke Detector Sensitivity

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary reviews the requirements and methods for testing smoke detector sensitivity per NFPA 72.

Read: Evolution, Growth & Change: Entrepreneurship in the Security Industry

Evolution, Growth & Change: Entrepreneurship in the Security Industry

As technology has matured and markets changed, new industry entrants have led to the restructuring of the industry, which in turn caused it to be a bit more challenging for a simple start-up to compete in the current, rapidly moving landscape.

Read: Convergint’s First-ever CIO Shares the Key to Making a Better Workforce

Convergint’s First-ever CIO Shares the Key to Making a Better Workforce

In this month’s SECURE Perspectives, Bhuvana Badrinathan discusses industry trends, Convergint’s new Inclusion & Diversity Council and more.

Read: The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The Rise of Data Mining in Security and What It Means for the Future

The possibilities for new or expanded opportunities are just about limitless, putting a whole new spin on “data security” … and not that far down the road maybe how you describe your business.

Read: How to Improve Security With Video Verification

How to Improve Security With Video Verification

Many municipalities across the country have changed their laws or regulations associated with alarm response and require some type of verification before they will dispatch.

Read: An Old Friend Rides Off Into the Sunset

An Old Friend Rides Off Into the Sunset

The passing of Alarm industry pioneer George Smith III prompts pause to ponder losses, contributions.

Read: Why It’s Imperative Technicians Cultivate Soft Skills

Why It’s Imperative Technicians Cultivate Soft Skills

While tools, installation, servicing, etc., are considered technical skills or hard skills, which are heavily emphasized in any tech industry, soft skills tend to be taken for granted.

Read: Why This Elevator Smoke Detector Requirement Is the Pits

Why This Elevator Smoke Detector Requirement Is the Pits

Fire/life-safety expert Shane Clary bucks an NFPA 72 code requirement and explains why the onus should instead be on the building owner.

Read: On the RISE: Trevor Zuerlein’s Security Evolution

On the RISE: Trevor Zuerlein’s Security Evolution

On the RISE is a column by SIA in partnership with SSI that profiles the next generation of security industry leaders. This month spotlights VTI Security’s Trevor Zuerlein.

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