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Access Control as a Service

Kate Rose

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On June 2nd In Access,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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Whether commercial or residential, Access Control is one of the most critical aspects of a property’s physical security. As long as crime and vandalism exist, there will be a need for physical access control, but with today’s widespread use of mobile digital technology, the need for electronic Access Control systems is rising to new heights. [...]

Win More Business & Add More Profit with Project Registration from ADI

ADI Global Distribution

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On April 12th In ADI Corporate Messages,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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At ADI Global Distribution we understand the importance of completing a project and staying within your customer’s budget. With more than 50 participating manufacturers, ADI’s Project Registration can help you build complete systems at a lower cost. Our Project Registration Program allows dealers to gain exclusive discounts from industry-leading suppliers which is a savings you [...]

Research Indicates Large Growth in IP Video Markets

Garrett Savage

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On January 5th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts,Video Surveillance
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A recent market research study published by Transparency Market Research predicts huge growth potential for the global video surveillance and Video Systems as a Service (VSaaS) market. The report titled, “Video Surveillance and VSaaS Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” attributes the lift in the market due [...]

ADI Global Distribution Industry Poll Results

ADI Global Distribution

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On December 31st In System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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Thank you to all who answered our poll question on the ADI Global Distribution Blog… Over half of those who answered believe that “Technological Shifts” pose the greatest challenge to companies in the Security Industry. Coming in at a distant second place was “Understanding Customers Needs.” Do you agree? Tell us what you think

Getting Started in Educational Life Safety Systems – Part Two

Stu Tisdale

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On October 15th In Fire,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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In our last blog discussion we detailed some of the legal and licensing issues involved in the selling and installation of life safety systems for schools. Today we’ll finish up that topic with a few more very important points that dealers who are new to this market segment need to know. Public School Board Policies [...]

Getting Started in Educational Life Safety Systems – Part One

Stu Tisdale

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On October 10th In Fire,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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If your traditional business is the installation of intrusion and video surveillance systems, you might be missing a golden opportunity if you don’t include life safety projects in your business plan. There are hundreds of millions of dollars spent annually on fire alarm, mass notification, panic systems, and other technologies by all types of educational [...]

Guest Blog: Know When to Listen

David Engebretson

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On October 2nd In System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts 1 Comment


As a professional salesperson and trainer, I naturally love the sound of my own voice. After all, who knows my subjects better than I do? As my daughter said at an ADI Expo she attended last year, her father’s favorite activity is “pontificating.”  I get paid to talk/write/expound on all topics alarm and video, so [...]

Digital Communicator Test Signals – Why, Why Not, and How to Retain RMR

Stu Tisdale

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On August 29th In Intrusion,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts 1 Comment
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For the past twenty years every residential burglar alarm control panel has been programmable to provide some form of test signal. This separate message to the central station confirms that the alarm transmitter is functional and connected to its transmission carrier, which in most cases is a standard POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) line. Security [...]

Now is the Time for Residential Surveillance Camera Systems

Marco Cardazzi

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On July 24th In IP Solutions,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts,Video Surveillance
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Surveillance video is no longer just for commercial security accounts. The usage of residential clients’ Internet connections has opened a brand-new sales opportunity for security dealers. Consider what consumers are seeing on their televisions and other media. The 24-hour news cycle provides repeated reporting of crimes and assaults, increasing the public’s concern for their safety even [...]