Articles by Heather Klotz-Young
Dealer programs can offer a dealer many different benefits, including a ready-to-go marketing team with customized, affordable marketing materials and new social media offerings.
October 25, 2012
Small to mid-sized security companies, especially in today’s economy, do not have deep pockets for marketing. Sometimes it can be a challenge to do any marketing at all. Even if a marketing department exists, it can be understaffed and unable to meet the demands of all the ways a company can be marketed — leading to missed opportunities and lost potential customers. That is where a dealer program’s marketing offering can make a difference.Read More
October 16, 2012
This week, the space shuttle Endeavour slowly traveled through the streets of Los Angeles to its final home at the California Science Center (CSC).Read More
Business intelligence (BI) solutions continue to flow further into the security industry, buoyed by ever-rising end user interest, deepening partnerships, and imaginative solutions put together by integrators such as CoastalCOMS.
October 12, 2012
Where most people see a beach, Tim Chandler, with the help of video surveillance equipment, analytics and the cloud, sees a wealth of information — including data that can help coastal towns, environmental and government agencies, and beach goers make more informed decisions.Read More
Selecting cameras for license plate recognition (LPR) starts with the choice between LPR-specific cameras or non-LPR network cameras. SDM examines five differences between them that should be considered.
October 8, 2012
In the past, if you wanted to compete for a project in license plate recognition (LPR), you were restricted to quoting camera systems specifically designed for LPR applications. However, as general network cameras have continued to advance, it has opened up the possibility to use them for LPR functions.Read More
The key to apps is managing the differing mobile platforms and features needed to keep everyone happy.
September 7, 2012
There is no end in sight to the skyrocketing growth of mobile apps. Mobile apps specifically add portability — a key benefit that enables consumers to monitor and control their systems from any place, via any device, at any time. Today more and more end users also expect apps. According to recent research reported on by ClickZ more than three out of every four consumers surveyed believed that every singleRead More
As the use of mobile devices as home automation controllers grows, so does the ESCs’ need to “own the network.”
August 10, 2012
More and more end users want to use their mobile devices for both personal needs and control of electronic systems in their homes. Successfully using mobile devices that way demands a robust and reliable network configuration for connectivity and roaming throughout the house, bringing the home network front and center for today’s electronic system contractors (ESCs).Read More
August 10, 2012
Pelco announces quick delivery and the ability to return product with no questions asked, giving dealers the flexibility they need.Read More
August 10, 2012
An article by Bob Sullivan on MSN/NBC explores the fate of all the new security installed for the London Olympics.
Olympics spotlight the growing need for mobile data policies.
July 27, 2012
If you are headed to the London Olympics, better keep a close eye on your phone. Read More
Video analytics gain momentum with compelling multi-department benefits for retailers, helping combat shrinkage while offering business insights.
July 23, 2012
The U.S. Commerce Department reported total retail sales in 2011 were $4.7 trillion, an 8 percent increase over 2010 total retail sales. The retail industry’s sheer size presents a big target for internal and external criminal activity, creating a major issue for retailers — to the tune of $119 billion in shrinkage in 2011, up 6.6 percent since 2010.Read More