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Security Sales & Integration October 2018

The Alarm Response Issue; PDQ Award, Video Verification & More

This month’s issue focus on alarm response and video verification, advances in alarm signal transmission, PDQ awards, and lessons learned from a $3 million jewelry store heist.

Alarm Detection Achieves PDQ Perfection

Thanks to a high standard of installation and monitoring excellence and a low tolerance for nuisance alarms, Alarm Detection Systems has earned the 2018 Police Dispatch Quality Award. Pick up best practice pointers courtesy of ADS and PDQ runner-up ADT.

Break-in? Let’s Go to the Tape

Eliminating unnecessary law enforcement dispatches, providing enhanced real-time information to monitoring centers and responders, and reducing false alarms are reason enough for dealers to deliver video verification; the chance to reap more RMR is a nice bonus.

 Ensuring Signals Communicate Loud and Clear

Due to advances in cellular and IP communications, alarm signal transmission has changed more in recent years than during the preceding century. Find out how this is transforming alarm installation and monitoring companies, and the challenges and opportunities therein.

 Mining Jewelry Store’s Security Missteps

A forensic expert finds a jewelry store suffered a $3 million burglary largely due to egregious conduct and violations of industry standards by both the alarm contractor and central station. Like a gem being inspected with a jeweler’s eye, the case is scrutinized for lessons to be learned.

 Who’s There? Intercom Opportunities

A critical aspect of a security solution is not allowing threats to enter a facility. A half-dozen security pros serving various vertical markets tell how they are deploying intercoms to meet that and other communications needs.