Tech Talk

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.

Read: Practicing Proper Backup Power: Tips, Best Practices & More

Practicing Proper Backup Power: Tips, Best Practices & More

While it is important to have adequate backup power for all systems, it is especially important for life-safety systems such as fire alarms.

Read: The Quest for Electronic Access Control Best Practices

The Quest for Electronic Access Control Best Practices

Electronic access control (EAC) vulnerability is always a hot topic and knowledge of such can set you apart from all the amateurs.

Read: Glass-Break Do’s and Don’ts

Glass-Break Do’s and Don’ts

Tech expert Bob Dolph shares best practices for professional acoustical glass-break detector application, installation and maintenance.

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