Tag Commercial Security

Best Practices of Password Handling for Video Storage Devices

When it comes to IP security for recording devices that are used for video storage, the management of user passwords is vital to the continued operation and safety of the system.  Should the passwords to a device be lost or… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

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

    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… Continue Reading →

Access Control – More than Just Doors

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… Continue Reading →

Using Unmanaged Network Switches for IP Camera Applications

  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. … Continue Reading →

Industry Trends to Watch in 2016

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… Continue Reading →

DIY Brake Jobs?

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… Continue Reading →

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

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… Continue Reading →

Keeping Control of Security Panels

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… Continue Reading →

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