Dealers & Integrators


The Problem Persists

The Problem Persists

While the security industry is being sold on UPS battery back-ups that come with “power conditioning” built in, the reality is that over 90 percent of these battery back-ups only offer surge suppression and surge suppressors that solely protect against large power fluctuations, such as lightning, which only account for two percent of failures.

Building Safer Cities

Safe City, or Smart City, projects are rapidly becoming an ideal way to build an effective and proactive security strategy while allowing increased collaboration between city officials, security leaders, law enforcement, and first responders.

Rolling Video Showcases

Rolling Video Showcases

Locks Plus Security Solutions, based in southern Florida, was founded in 2002 as a traditional locksmith company.

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Integrating Law Enforcement into Security

Longtime law enforcement professional Gawain Guedry has joined Total Recall Corporation as a senior account executive representing the Western Region of the United States. Based in Las Vegas,

Integrators Look at Video Intercoms

Integrators Look at Video Intercoms

System integrators count on video intercoms to secure virtually any facility, whether it’s a remote water pump station, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant or a multitenant apartment building. Intercoms add a valuable layer of security by letting employees or residents control who enters their facilities.

Join the Team

Join the Team

Winning more business is typically thought of as using marketing, advertising, referrals, or even cold calls and precision pitching to secure new opportunities at new clients. When it comes to physical security integration, there are after all, only so many doors to secure in your area of operation.

Technology at the Door

Advancements in emerging technologies require leadership, critical thought about the future, and a willingness to take risks. Stretching oneself to integrate with new technologies is critical, of course, but the true promise of innovation is offering new solutions to the market.

Case Study: Everett Public School System Chooses Hanwha Techwin Cameras

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Case Study: Everett Public School System Chooses Hanwha Techwin Cameras

The information technology department of the Everett Public School district was asked to design a modern security system that would serve the district’s current needs, be cost effective and handle future expansion.



The Evolution of a Standard

Like many other standards, ONVIF has evolved incrementally and its development, use and acceptance have as well. The journey ONVIF is on is actually quite typical for a standards organization.

Service Driven Security

Service Driven Security

Efficiency is part of Climatec’s DNA—after all, much of their work is in energy and access solutions—but efficiency doesn’t mean taking shortcuts. Climatec believes in client-focused, service-driven work and solutions.

Digital Security in a Zero Trust World

Digital Security in a Zero Trust World

We’re hearing about security breaches every day in the news. From retailers like Target and TJ Maxx, to financial services firms like Equifax and J P Morgan Chase, and government agencies like the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), it seems like no organization is safe.

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Artificial Intelligence and Drones

I went shopping after Christmas. Right there, on sale, I spotted a drone. I couldn’t take my eyes off of the box and for whatever reason, I felt compelled to buy it.

A New Kind of Employee

A New Kind of Employee

More than 22 years ago, Steve Reinharz decided he wanted to become part of the security industry. He stepped into his first integration at a local gas station.

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Instruction vs. Deduction: Deep Learning and Advances in VCA

As camera counts and the data they provide grow ever-larger, it becomes increasingly difficult for organizations to monitor, perform investigations, and draw useful conclusions from the valuable information gathered by their video surveillance infrastructure.

Radical Departure on the Edge

After several business trips to California, I did bump in to something a little radical and most certainly worth a story. The story begins with Steve Reinharz, a man who is living on the leading edge of technology. It is the people, or things that he associates with that brings pause.

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What’s Next?

The growth of technology is everywhere. What’s next for the security industry? I think the next innovation poised to transform the security industry will be deep learning or artificial intelligence (AI), which is a system that learns by looking at masses of data.

Eliminating Fraud

The challenge of accurately tracking who has worked, and for how long, has exasperated employers for centuries. It is easy to see why—payroll is the single largest cost for most businesses.

The Next Evolution

The Next Evolution

It is time to pay attention to Artificial Intelligence (AI). With Apple Siri, Google Assistant and now Amazon Echo, voice recognition AI interacts with users worldwide thousands of times a day.

Poised for Expansion

Poised for Expansion

Most of us are using biometric technology in some way, shape or form whether that is at work or in our personal lives. If you are not yet using it, you will be soon.

Archiving Security

Archiving Security

The University wanted to implement a robust VMS with good video storage capacity that included alarms and notifications for motion detection or perimeter crossings in order to control potential external and, most importantly, internal theft.

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