2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Products to Treat Your Techs Right

Bob Dolph’s 2018 gift guide has everything you need to treat your employees right this holiday season — from gadgets to helpful tools and more.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Products to Treat Your Techs Right

What a great year for all of us. We have a lot to be thankful for this year. The economy is humming along. We have new contracts and new customers. However, there is a hidden challenge for all small companies and that is high national employment.

If you have been treating your staff well over the recent lean years then you have nothing to fear. On the other hand, if you’ve been taking advantage of this era then you may have already lost quality staff to other and better employment opportunities.

In moving forward, management should always do whatever it can in often small ways to show appreciation to their staff for jobs well done. It is with this thought that I have put together, as in past years, some suggestions for finding the right holiday gifts for your techs and support staff.

In the slideshow above are some items that I’ve run across that made me think of our readers. Make sure to check out last year’s edition for even more ideas.

View 9 Products to Treat Your Techs Right

Tool Tip

Magnetic Wristband ($12, amazon.com) — Every tech can always use an extra hand on the job. This makes the Kusonkey magnetic wristband a terrific holiday gift to single out as our tool of the month. It comes with 15 magnets and a Velcro wrist wrapper configuration. Now techs can take those needs screws and drill bits with them while up on the ladder during installs.


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About the Author


Bob is currently a Security Sales & Integration "Tech Talk" columnist and a contributing technical writer. Bob installed his first DIY home intercom system at the age of 13, and formally started his technology career as a Navy communication electronics technician during the Vietnam War. He then attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering and went on to complete a Security Management program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Since 1976, Bob has served in a variety of technical, training and project management positions with organizations such ADT, Rollins, National Guardian, Lockheed Martin, American Alarm Supply, Sonitrol and Ingersoll Rand. Early in his career, Bob started and operated his own alarm dealership. He has also served as treasurer of the Wisconsin Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and on Security Industry Association (SIA) standards committees. Bob also provides media and training consulting to the security industry.

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