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In the February issue of SDM Magazine, read the latest article in the State of the Market Series on Video Surveillance and why it's security's "central nervous system." CEDIA.net has new resources to help get your enterprise ahead of the game, learn how to solve your residential access control issues. Also, take this month's 5-Minute Tech quiz which tests your security camera knowledge.
In 1929, Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy proposed the theory that the modern world was “shrinking” due to ever-increasing connectedness of human beings. He believed that any two individuals could be connected through at most five acquaintances, which is the original version of six degrees of separation.
The features and functionality of video management systems (VMS) have grown tremendously in the last couple of years, and there are more and more advancements coming today and in the future.
Businesses and other organizations have taken an increased interest in emergency communications systems (ECSs) in the wake of several tragic shootings. And as the security industry considered the requirements for an optimal ECS, it was a logical choice to use fire panels to control the system.
Each company’s costs to create an RMR customer and the length of time each customer remains performing is critical to determining the value of any customer base. A company’s attrition performance speaks to the strengths of the respective management team and the level of customer care that each base has experienced over time.
When it comes to access control products and systems, whether the end user is a small 5- to 10-door business or a multi-city enterprise, chances are they ultimately will use only a small fraction of the feature-rich products that are available to them. It is far more important for the system to fit seamlessly into the larger business and its goals.
Personal or business partnerships as well as customer relationships aren’t made overnight and don’t break up quickly or easily. If problems develop there are generally disagreements, discussions, demands or even pleading before we call it quits.
In the past few years, I have become very particular about the pants I wear. Simply put, I have so much stuff that I carry around that I need pants with literally “deep pockets” and trust me, the problem isn’t that I have wads of cash.
The Midwest-based convenience store chain, Kwik Trip, needs to protect itself against the same threats as many of its C-store competitors. But, in addition, Kwik Trip also manages its own bakery, commissary, dairy, and warehouse — producing, packing and shipping a wide variety of goods for all its stores 365 days a year.
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In the case, a motorcyclist collided into the driver side door of the deputy’s patrol car when the deputy opened it to exit the car to make contact with the motorist he had stopped for a traffic violation.
ADT Announces Strategic Shift; Offers Products and Services Beyond the Traditional ADT announced several new and innovative product features, partnerships, and industry firsts at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that continue to push the company beyond the bounds of traditional alarm systems.
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