- PERIMETER SECURITY - Distance The Other Variable
- REMOTE POWER - Situational Awareness
- LOCKS/ALARMS - Pumping Up Fire Protection
- MEDICAL FACILITY - Providing Mercy
Plant’s communication and intelligibility issues solved
By Brian Carlson
The Grundfos-Indianapolis manufacturing facility in Indiana, a plant that produces a broad selection of water pumping equipment, much of which results in small to large fire pump systems for commercial facilities, was in need of a fire alarm upgrade.
Security comes with command console: all systems monitored, operated and integrated.
By Paul Baratta
After dealing with proprietary systems that did not “play well” with each other, Mercy made the decision to replace them with non-proprietary, enterprise-level systems through Lenel.
Effectively responding to perceived threats
By Justin Thompson
Remote situational awareness provides operators, security personnel and first responders with decision making data to appropriately and effectively respond to perceived threats.
Performance of even the best video cameras depends on the light that reaches it
By Aaron Tankersley
Zoom cameras allow targets from hundreds of feet away to be viewed up close, while megapixel cameras can cover larger areas with fewer cameras. But is it really that simple?
Recommendations for getting the most out of your WDR cameras
By Wendi Burke
The term wide dynamic range (WDR) is used to describe the function of a camera designed to produce clearer, more actionable images and/or video in circumstances where back light and intense illumination can vary excessively, especially when both very bright and very dark areas are simultaneously present in the camera’s field-of-view.
By Ralph C. Jensen
As more systems are going online, the more these systems rely on a wireless backbone to deliver security in a world filled with technology, smartphones and tablets.
What security integrators need to know
By Steven Olen
A common misperception among security system integrators is the notion that an IP surveillance network must be separate and distinct from corporate or campus data, and the voice network. However, having a separate, distinct network for video surveillance comes with a price.
How did we get here, and what does it mean for IP video surveillance?
By Vince Ricco
In the 1980s, a keynote speaker at a Novell Users Group meeting said, “All things will become IP.” It was almost certain the industry would adopt Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM, as a more secure and deterministic networking technology.
Vendor finance: giving dealers room for growth
By Mark Scardigli
Some equipment vendors can be hesitant when financing their customers. However, vendor financing is a significant way to gain a strategic advantage over the competition.
Security horizon has bountiful outlook
By Ralph C. Jensen
In the world of product distribution, Tri-Ed Distribution means business. In fact, President and CEO Pat Comunale is so excited about the security industry’s future, he plans to bring five, recently-acquired, data solutions centers into the security vertical.
Is a retrofit security solution the answer?
By Kim Rahfaldt
Joe from ABC Company has had the same security management system for 15 years in all of his buildings. He likes it; he knows it inside and out, and he can give training classes to his security guards on how to use it.
Opportunities set for builders get dealers knocking at the front door
By Keith Brandon
Traditionally, homebuyers have been most interested in modern kitchens or high-tech home features. And for most homebuyers, a lock was just that… a lock.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Everyone loves a good story, especially if there is a bit of patriotism, some struggle and a sprinkle of romance. And, throw in a flight from communist dictatorship to America, it might mean tears to your eyes.
Why alarm companies must be financially solvent
By Jim Wooster
An electronic security and fire alarm company can be a great business for many reasons, including the ability to be successful at a range of company sizes or the fact that barriers to entry can be fairly low.
The ASAP program allows emergency personnel to arrive on the scene faster than before
By Lindsay Page
The success of ASAP didn’t happen overnight. In fact, there have been several efforts to help deal with alarm monitoring over the past 20 years.