Tech Talk

Read: Are You Serious About Your Work as a Security Professional?

Are You Serious About Your Work as a Security Professional?

Tech expert Bob Dolph is concerned over a comment thread in an online discussion about an installation. What would you do?

Read: Be a Good Terminator: Cable Termination Best Practices

Be a Good Terminator: Cable Termination Best Practices

Did you know that the biggest cause of problems in system installations is proper electrical termination, or the connecting of cables to equipment or other cables?

Read: Making Sure You Have a True Understanding of the Application of Relay Devices

Making Sure You Have a True Understanding of the Application of Relay Devices

It never hurts to review the importance of sound basic skills and practices, especially when many experienced techs are responsible for training newbies.

Read: Celebrating 20 Years of Tech Talk

Celebrating 20 Years of Tech Talk

SSI’s resident tech expert Bob Dolph recounts his professional career, the evolution of electronic security and the beginnings of Tech Talk.

Read: 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Ideas to Show Staff Appreciation

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Ideas to Show Staff Appreciation

Bob Dolph’s 2021 holiday gift guide has something for all security professionals, from helpful tools to nifty gadgets and more.

Read: How to Ensure Proper Tools Selection

How to Ensure Proper Tools Selection

Proper tools selection and use will allow technicians to do neater and more efficient installations and service, says tech expert Bob Dolph.

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: 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 Personal Safety Is the Most Important Technician Skill of All

Why Personal Safety Is the Most Important Technician Skill of All

If you do suffer an unfortunate safety accident, it could affect you or your fellow workers for the rest of their careers.

Read: Double the Voltage, Double the Fun: The Advantages of 24V

Double the Voltage, Double the Fun: The Advantages of 24V

You’ve heard the old gum commercial saying, “double your flavor, double your fun?” Well, in security circuits, if you double the voltage from 12V to 24V, you truly could double your fun. Why? Let’s find out.

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