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In the March 2014 issue of SDM, read the latest in the State of the Market Series- alarm systems. Find out if your website is suitable for your company, also when it's time to make changes to your enterprise. The Statue of Liberty has been reopened to the public and find out what big changes were made while repairs from Hurricane Sandy were made. Also, check out the latest news in the security industry as well as the top apps and websites from leading companies.
When Google purchased Nest Labs Inc. for $3.2 billion late last year, some security dealers groaned while others, such as John Loud, president, LOUD Security, Atlanta, positively accepted the news.
In video surveillance, the days of asking, “Is there an app for that?” are long gone. End users have grown so used to having apps on their smartphones and tablets that let them do just about anything, so not offering an app is not an option in 2014.
Formation flying has been practiced since World War I for strategic, safety and tactical reasons. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, formation flying is defined as “two or more aircraft traveling and maneuvering together in a disciplined, synchronized, pre-determined manner.”
Facilities of all types looking to secure their buildings typically look to CCTV, access control and intrusion detection as their top three “go-to” technologies.
Wireless locks today are much more than the standalone, battery-operated locks of the past. While they still are experiencing a few growing pains, more often they are being considered a viable alternative to — and even replacement for — hardwired locks.
In October 2013 at the ScanSource Security Partner Conference, Chief Technology Officer Greg Dixon gave a presentation titled, “Managed Services — Best Practices for Security Solutions.”
In the world of IP video and megapixel cameras, the less “sexy” product lines can often be overlooked. But in a control room setting, the furniture, cabinets and racks form the backbone of the design.
The concept of security and convenience merging together has been discussed for many years, but in 2014 the concept is being realized on a grand scale. As a result, now is the perfect time for security dealers to transform their businesses by embracing interactive home control applications such as lighting and shade controls and proceeding to sell them with gusto.
The scope of video surveillance-based solutions now extends beyond just security, which presents a new business opportunity for systems integrators.
The market values and trades on the recurring monthly revenue (RMR) of a customer base, but there are a number of definitions and business systems used to classify and document that RMR.
In this edition of Home Technology Now, Ric shares his ideas and experiences about the lighting market, including how integrators can get involved in it.
In nearly a decade we have gone from grainy black-and-white analog images stored on VCRs to high-quality, digital, streaming video viewed from anywhere in the world over a wired or wireless network and stored in a variety of ways.
The question of whether or not an individual is an employee or independent contractor comes up frequently and the principles for making such determination are worth discussion.
Some feel like they have been quite successful simply by knocking on doors and do not need one; or, in many cases, the website is not taken seriously and acts as an online brochure just to give the dealer a presence.
As our industry is poised on the brink of change and growth in so many different ways, analyzing this change and scrutinizing the new competition is a topic that comes up regularly, as it did during several industry events that took place during the first quarter of this year.
As part of the refurbishment, N.Y.-based integrator Total Recall Corp. had reached out to the U.S. Park Police, National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Interior (DOI) with a state-of-the-art surveillance system proposal that would be designed, installed and maintained as a donation by the company.
“Thank you, thank you, and welcome to the first annual Dave E.’s Alarm World © Appies awards, held here at the fabulous Beachwood Inn, Wicker Park, Chicago. The Appies recognize the finest in smart device apps that have been developed for the electronic security industry.
Tyco Integrated Security, infinias, Elk Products, and more are featured in this month's digital shuffle.