One in every five security dealers among SDM’s subscribers participate in an authorized dealer program. Security dealers join dealer programs for a variety of reasons. One of the most important is brand.
A gratified Jack DeMao, chief executive officer of Electric Guard Dog, commented, “We're proud of the team we've assembled. They've been working overtime in a complex economic environment. As more and more cities face economic challenges, more crime, and reduced law enforcement, our people have been there to help, on the ground, assisting commercial companies protect their employees and property.”
Thousands of patents are registered every year at Bosch. In 2012 alone, the number reached 4,800 worldwide, and this year, The Bosch Group recognized 18 of the company’s top inventors throughout history.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War’s Campaign for Chattanooga, Tenn. Besides an impressive array of authentic cannon, the modern Chickamauga National Military Park Visitor Center, in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., is guarded by Napco Dual Technology Detectors for their stronghold, fighting false alarms and providing superior detection in all sorts of conditions, including RF, sunlight, vehicle lights, lightning, HVAC shifts, and more — all factors in this glass-atrium building.
With a nearly 10,000-foot perimeter to secure at its newly constructed solar farm in the Midwest, an independent power producer turned to SmarterFence and SmarterBeam solutions from SmarterSecurity Inc. Systems integrator MidCo Inc. took on the task of installing the solutions to help secure the owner’s investment and operations from intruders to allow the site to be routinely unmanned.
For every challenge the alarm industry overcomes, another pops up, almost like a fast and furious game of Whac-A-Mole. “Whack!” The industry beats the advanced mobile phone service (AMPS) technology sunset in 2008.
Don’t learn the hard way what not to do on an outdoor perimeter installation. We asked integrators to share some of the mistakes they’ve made or seen others make that reduced profitability and to discuss how those mistakes could have been avoided. (Not to put anyone on the spot, we didn’t ask integrators to specify whether it was their own company or another that goofed.)