As our industry is transformed by network connected devices, it is critical that installation companies are prepared to properly sell, test, install and service these new IP technologies profitably. At the 2015 ADI Expo events, I am presenting an IP training seminar titled What You Need to Know to be an IP All Pro.

This training class offers ESA CEU credits and explains how to equip technicians with the proper tools and testers, train sales people to effectively demonstrate IP devices and quickly test clients’ networks, and how to program devices for remote servicing capabilities. The course also demonstrates how to program devices for remote servicing capabilities. IP technologies are providing new opportunities for security companies, and this seminar highlights how to best incorporate IP into lucrative installations. ADI and Slayton Solutions are also be offering specials on IP training manuals and CDs at the Expos, which are also available at all ADI branch locations.

It has been my privilege to present training seminars at the ADI Expo events across the U.S. and Canada for the past six years. Free for security professionals, the ADI Expo offers the largest one day training and sales event across the industry. The Expos provide a great forum to attend training seminars and obtain certifications, learn about the latest technologies, and meet with manufacturers and network with industry peers.

It is always interesting for me to attend these events and meet with attendees, who serve as the backbone of the electronic low-voltage installation industry. The Expos offer a unique opportunity to exchange installation tips and share best practices. In my training seminar and in my books, I strive to provide real world knowledge to help dealers succeed with IP installations.

You can catch my IP All Pro training seminar at ADI Expos this month in Buffalo on May 12, Chicago on May 14, Phoenix on May 19 and Cleveland on May 28. Click here for ADI Expo calendar and register now to reserve your space.

In addition to the seminars at the ADI Expos, I will be participating in a monthly webinar IP training series. In collaboration with ADI, Axis Communications, and TRENDnet, the webinars focus on IP cameras and network connectivity options. You can sign up for these webinars at your local ADI.


Dave Engebretson of Slayton Solutions Ltd., SDM writer and industry expert, serves as a guest blogger and contributes to the ADI Blog to provide IP tech tips and information on design and installation. With more than 35 years experience in the security, Mr. Engebretson hosts online and instructor-led training in fiber optics and networking of security equipment. He has had an ongoing relationship with ADI, and in addition to contributing to the ADI Blog he conducts IP training courses at ADI Expos across North America. All opinions or commentary in his posts are his own, and may or may not express the opinions of ADI.