Commercial Security



Don’t Miss the ADI Security Solutions Pavilion and More at InfoComm

Marco Cardazzi

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On June 2nd In Access,ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Intrusion,IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,Networking,Tools,Video Surveillance
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InfoComm 2016 is here and if you are going to be at the show in Las Vegas you won’t want to miss everything there is to see at the ADI booth #C5423. We invite you to come see and test some of the latest technologies in IP Solutions, Pro A/V, Outdoor Displays, Retail, and Hospitality Solutions. Keeping […]

Guest Blog Post: Designing a Surveillance System with Multi-Sensor Cameras

Mark Espenschied (Director of Marketing, Digital Watchdog)

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On April 28th In Video Surveillance
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    When you bid a video surveillance project, do you think in terms of general area surveillance vs. choke points? Do you also consider the need for live monitoring vs. recorded evidence? Is there a specific expectation for the frame rate of the video? If you’re still only thinking in terms of single-sensor cameras… […]

Access Control – More than Just Doors

Kate Rose

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On April 22nd In Access
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What is an Access Control System? Controlling doors right? That could be how your customers think of it. But in addition to traditional applications, there are several, less obvious, uses for physical access control, and it’s important to make our customers aware of both traditional and non-traditional applications for Access Control products. Hospitals There are […]

Using Unmanaged Network Switches for IP Camera Applications

Garrett Savage

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On March 1st In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video
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  In many installations security integration companies are putting IP cameras onto separate or parallel networks. In these cases, the installing firm would normally supply network switches to provide connectivity for IP cameras, access control devices, and other security equipment.  By putting the security devices on isolated separate cabling and network switches, the security of […]

Industry Trends to Watch in 2016

ADI Global Distribution

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On December 29th In Uncategorized
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As the old year rolls into 2016, it’s time to consider some of the trends that have the potential to change our industry in the future.  While some of these topics may be considered as threats to security and low-voltage contractors, within each potential problem is an opportunity for astute companies to get ahead of […]

DIY Brake Jobs?

David Engebretson

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On November 24th In Intrusion
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As you are likely aware, there are a number of companies such as Simplisafe, Iris, Canary, and Oplink to name a few, who advertise “Do It Yourself” (DIY) alarm systems, primarily aimed at residential and small commercial customers. This influx of DIY alarm systems into the market raises an inevitable question; as security professionals, how […]

Walk Through Metal Detectors at ADI – A Buyer’s Guide

Daniela Cardazzi

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On August 4th In Access
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For schools, offices or other facilities implementing advanced security programs, a walk through metal detector (WTMD) can be the first step in securing premises. Many decision makers who must purchase these devices are novices in the field of security. Here’s an overview of features and benefits specific to walk through metal detectors to help you […]

Keeping Control of Security Panels

Stu Tisdale

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On June 26th In Intrusion
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An article in the Chicago Sun Times earlier this year highlighted an issue that should be of major importance to intrusion alarm system providers. Titled “Fired city worker accused of disabling alarm gets job back” details a situation involving the alleged theft of $21,800 worth of copper cable from a city of Chicago warehouse. According […]

Guest Post: Locking Solutions for the Connected Home

Bryan Lieberman

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On June 4th In Access
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There has never been a more exciting time in the security industry for the connected home. Before a few years ago, access control and home automation meant tens of thousands of dollars in investment and hours of running wires. With the advent of Z-Wave wireless solutions, security dealers can now offer higher levels of functionality, […]

Tips for Choosing a Home or Commercial Intrusion System

Stu Tisdale

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On May 27th In Intrusion
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According to the FBI, every 15 seconds a burglary is committed in the United States. It’s no wonder that home and business owners are installing increasingly sophisticated intrusion systems to help protect their properties. And while today’s intrusion systems offer progressively robust life-safety features, many now include lifestyle and convenience functions such as remote controls […]