ADI Goes Mobile in the North and South


ADI has extended its reach with its new mobile websites for Canada and Puerto Rico. Via their smartphone or tablets, dealers can search by item number or keywords or browse through ADI’s products and brands. After sign-in, customers can access and manage their account online, and view pricing and inventory levels. In a safe and secure environment, customers can check availability at local branches in both areas, and place orders for quick pick up or shipment. To sign up, visit the ADI Canada site at and the ADI Puerto Rico site at


Plan Your Trip to ASIS International Conference


The ASIS International 61st Annual Seminar and Exhibits is gearing up. This year, it’s a double feature event with (ISC)2 Security Congress. The four-day conference and trade show (Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2015) in Anaheim, Calif., is expected to draw over 20,000 security professionals. Use the ASIS 2015 mobile show planner to navigate the more than 200 educational sessions, formal and informal networking events, and more than 600 exhibitors. To get started, visit:


Keeping Your Home Safe Can Be Fun


Dealers, take note: in today’s competitive market, a creative, online tool that drives traffic to your website is a good idea. For example: Home Security Shield’s Interactive Security Guide, an illustrated, virtual home with clickable aspects, is designed to help stop the 240 burglaries per hour that occur in the U.S. The informative and fun guide offers 11 expert strategies to protect weak spots against home intruders. How does it work? When you click on each part of the virtual home, there is a pop-up icon that explains how you can protect your loved ones with myriad security measures. For more information, visit


Guard Against Cyber Attacks


Last year cyber attacks were up 48 percent from 2013, according to a study done by PricewaterhouseCoopers. Unfortunately, preventing crippling security breaches  isn’t easy to do, especially against serious hackers. So where do you begin to protect your company? Reading Hikvision’s “10 Tips To Guard Against Cyber Attack,” an online guide to thwart cyber hacks, is a good place start. Visit to download the guide or read it online, and then get ready to call your IT department!


A Brief (and Practical) Vision of the Future


In October, Michael Rogers, an award-winning investigative journalist, otherwise known as The Practical Futurist, will be attending CEDIA Expo to deliver his 2015 keynote speech. Rogers offered readers a sneak peek of what is in store for CEDIA attendees in an exclusive online interview. Find out what he enjoys the most about CEDIA, why he thinks smart sensors are a game changer, and a little bit of his take on the ‘80s cult classic, Back to the Future Part II, which, in case you don’t remember, was set in 2015. For more, visit


What’s Your Weak Spot?


If a facility doesn’t have a security system, its property, assets, intellectual property and employees are obviously at risk. But facilities with security systems can be in danger, too. Every facility has its weak spots, and the trick is to find them before criminals do. On its blog, Sonitrol Verified Electronic Security posted 14 risk assessment questions for facility owners to answer. Find out how secure your “secure” facility really is by visiting, and make sure to strengthen those weak spots.


AXIS Online Glossary for Dealers/Customers


If your customer asks you, “What’s a CMOS?” do you know the answer? What about “minimum illumination?” Rest easy. AXIS Communications offers a handy, online glossary of network video terms from A(ctive X) to Z(oom lens). The helpful guide is useful for anyone, both customers and dealers, who might need help clarifying technical terms. For the full glossary, visit AXIS also offers a glossary of financial terms. To learn more visit


IP Over Analog Is The Best Way to Go


Why is IP technology the way to go? Let Samsung Techwin tell you with its cleverly produced, illustrated video that, in less than two minutes, introduces IP solutions and why you need to use them. Easy to follow, the animated video introduces Samsung Techwin’s 4CH IP kits with 360-deg. views. Whether or not you purchase their products, the video offers compelling reasons to select high-resolution IP solutions over low-resolution analog. Check out to learn more, and to watch the video, visit