Dealers & Integrators


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Multi-dimensional Applications

According to a number of studies, hospital crime and violence have been growing at an alarming rate in recent years. The wide variety of security threats that healthcare facilities face include theft by employees or visitors, violence or threats from visitors or patients, and other crimes of opportunity.

Industry Focus

Taking Stock of Security

Throughout the course of a calendar year, we take a look at numerous security solutions, events and, in our case, publications. In this issue, we have a specialty publication that focuses on government security. Security in the public sector is a big deal.

Time for an Upgrade

Time for an Upgrade

When a regional traffic management center in Washington state outgrew its building—as well as the size of its roadway monitoring system— the staff realized it was time not just for a physical upgrade, but a technological one, too

Cannabis Cash - How do you secure your place in the weed business?

Industry Vertical

Cannabis Cash

Where is all the money in the marijuana business going? Who is moving the cash or product as it seems to be in the news all the time? Here we share why it’s important to your business that you know how this is all happening.

Three-Alarm Fire at Downtown Dallas Hotel Gives Some ASIS Attendees an Early Wake-Up Call

ASIS attendees staying at the downtown Dallas Hampton Inn got a rude wake-up call at about 3 a.m. this morning as a fire in a nearby parking structure forced an evacuation of the hotel.

Exploring ASIS in Dallas

If there is any question about Dallas as a host city for ASIS, that should be cleared up after day one of 2017 ASIS. My opinion and observation is that attendees crowded the aisles and show floor in number this exhibition hasn't seen in years.

Views from ASIS Show Floor

Views from ASIS Show Floor

If there is any question about Dallas as a host city for ASIS, that should be cleared up after day one of 2017 ASIS. My opinion and observation is that attendees crowded the aisles and show floor in number this exhibition hasn't seen in years.

What Happens When Your Employees

What Happens When Your Employees' Equipment Is Left Unattended?

The Importance of Locking Down Multiple Devices in the Office



Industry Focus

Blue Book for Success

Anixter has a Blue Book that serves as a corporate bible; Pat Comunale, president of Anixter’s global security solutions, believes in the book from the first page on, and it would seem the Blue Book is, as he notes, second to none.

Why Your VMS Matters

As a security professional, how many times have you had to explain why a PTZ camera should always be paired with at least one fixed camera to provide constant “back-up” coverage of everywhere the PTZ is not looking?

Growing an Idea

I have a great job. I’ve met many wonderful people in the past 20 or so years, and when we started Dealer Strategies, it gave me the opportunity to go one on one with company CEOs and some of their staff.

Turn to New Profits

As a security integrator, you’re used to having a predictable revenue model selling security hardware and software to end users.

Industry Professional

A Demand in Turnstiles

Why the recent increase in turnstile demand? Some of the reasons are the aging post-9/11 turnstile systems (15+ years), concerns over violence and terrorism, and tenants’ expectation of secure entrances in property management buildings.

Successful Leadership

Successful Leadership

Putting together the proper leadership team may be an overwhelming task. It has to be created carefully and properly, and it has to work to be successful.

Gas Monkey Security

Industry Vertical

Gas Monkey Security

Richard Rawlings is the kind of guy that keeps track of everything in his shop, and when his Gas Monkey Garage started booming, an up-to-date security system was critical.

A Redesign in Surveillance

A Redesign in Surveillance

The Ottawa Elementary School District is in Ottawa, Illinois, a river town 80 miles southwest of Chicago. In the spring of 2015, a variety of issues caused the schools’ administration to determine that they needed a surveillance system upgrade.

All by Myself

All by Myself

The DIY systems that are emerging today are the next logical step for the growth of the security industry. The key to their success will be making these systems easier to install and easier to use.

Weighing Success

Effort means a lot, of course, since it’s hard to find anyone who turned a profit by being lazy. But for security companies, especially smaller integrators who are trying to compete with gigantic competitors, it’s not enough just to work harder than the other guys.

Selecting the Right Pair

When it comes to choosing cabling infrastructure for security, it is essential to work with a distribution partner that can provide the right education, training and products for your project needs.

In the Palm of Your Hand

In the Palm of Your Hand

The security industry has seen rapid growth in the use of apps to enable security solutions. For every customer need, there is a budding idea for a mobile solution.

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