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Eliminating Port Forwarding and Firewall Settings for IP Security Devices

Garrett Savage

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On October 23rd In Networking,Video Surveillance
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What would most likely be the answer if you asked a group of low-voltage contractors what the most troublesome aspect is of connecting IP devices to clients’ LAN and setting them up for Internet connectivity?  Most likely, the response would be programming the port forwarding and firewall settings to allow an authorized user to connect [...]

Big Box Companies Hit the Home Control Market with In-Home Sales Efforts

Serge Lombardi

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On September 27th In Home Control,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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As you may have seen in the news or on social media recently, big box stores have begun to hire sales teams and are training them to become field representatives to sell many of their products and services which include Home Control, A/V, and Security.  These deep-pocket companies believe that having sales personnel who can [...]

Don’t Miss ADI at CEDIA 2017

John Sullivan

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On August 30th In A/V,Access,ADI Corporate Messages,Audio/Video,Events,Home Control,Intrusion,IP Solutions,Video Surveillance,Wire and Cable
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Every year, the CEDIA Expo stands out as THE place to find the industry’s best products and discover the newest emerging trends. If you are going to be at the 2017 CEDIA Expo in San Diego, CA from September 5th to the 9th, you won’t want to miss all of the exciting new technologies in [...]

Upgrading Your Clients’ Connectivity to Accommodate Home Control Systems

Serge Lombardi

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On July 17th In Home Control,Intrusion,IP Tech Tips,Networking
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It is becoming increasingly apparent that we have entered a networked world where we are surrounded by devices that are connected to the local network via Wi-Fi. Whether it’s a smart door lock, thermostat, lighting controls or a mobile device that can control them all, almost every system has the need for access to a [...]

Fire Alarm Trends to Keep an Eye On

Barry Sangirardi

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On May 26th In Communications,Fire
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Installing fire prevention systems can be steady work. Since the industry is driven by Fire Code, every building holds the potential for a sale if you work in the Fire/Life Safety field. However, it seems as though the Fire Category has not seen as many advancements that others in the Security Industry have, but the [...]

2G Sunset – Explained

Russell Vail (President & CEO of ipDatatel)

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On November 23rd In Communications,Intrusion,IP Solutions,Networking
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  AT&T has announced plans to sunset its 2G technology as it shifts spectrum capacity to its 3G and 4G networks.  The planned shutdown date is January 1, 2017.  All 2G devices, including alarm panels operating on 2G Technology, will no longer work in this new environment. Changes, such as the sun-setting of the 2G [...]

Expand Your Business With Commercial AV Solutions from ADI

Cynthia Menna

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On September 28th In A/V,ADI Corporate Messages
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ADI is here to help you get involved with the profitable world of Commercial AV.  ADI’s ProAV Team is a nationwide group of Commercial AV experts that are here to help you.  They have the knowledge and know-how to help you close deals and grow your business. Plus, our Systems Sales and Support Team is [...]

Honeywell Cable – Striped Fire Wire: Standing out in a Crowd

Stu Tisdale

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On September 23rd In Fire,Installation & Cabling,Wire and Cable
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When you’re 30 feet off the ground in a lift basket in a dimly lit warehouse, isolating a cable in a bundle of red fire cables can be challenging, to say the least.  While you toil away trying to isolate the right cable, your boss is beginning to wonder why it’s taking so long to [...]

Increased Efficiency can Help Sell Home Automation alongside Security Systems

Serge Lombardi

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On June 29th In Intrusion
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In a crowded marketplace with non-traditional companies and DIY products being pushed into prospective channels, residential security dealers and low-voltage contractors may be questioning how they can differentiate their system offerings and help their businesses stand out in the market. One facet of residential installations that can provide concrete value for end-users is the addition [...]

Smartphone Surveillance as a Great Selling Point for IP-Based Security Camera Systems

Garrett Savage

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On June 16th In IP Surveillance Video,Video Surveillance
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With the continued rising popularity of IP-based security camera systems showing no signs of slowing down, the capability to remotely monitor and control these systems from a mobile device has become a major draw for customers. The ability to check on their property with a glance at a smartphone or tablet is playing an increasingly [...]