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Increased Efficiency can Help Sell Home Automation alongside Security Systems

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…. 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 →

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

  One of the great benefits of using IP-enabled security devices is their compatibility with various types of cables such as Cat5e/6 UTP, copper coax, and fiber optic links.  This provides security installers with a range of options when it… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

Cable and connectivity is the unsung hero or our industry. There are very few products, if any, that do not need to be connected to something else via wire or cable.  That being said, the sale and use of low-grade… Continue Reading →

Don’t Miss ADI at ISC West 2016

Featuring the First Ever ADI Sponsored AV Pavilion If you are going to be at the 2016 ISC West show in Las Vegas you won’t want to miss everything there is to see at the ADI booth #12031. We invite… 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 →

Electrician’s Scissors – Standard Equipment for Technicians

As the trend in our industry continues to move towards the use of IP and Ethernet connectivity for devices, the proper care and termination of cables and connectors is becoming more critical to the development and maintenance of properly functioning… Continue Reading →

PoE Network Switch Power Calculations and Usage

In most green field installations where new Cat5e/6 UTP cable will be installed to connect remote IP cameras and devices it only makes sense to use the PoE powering option that most major vendors are building into their medium to… Continue Reading →

Maximizing Wi-Fi Functionality

To get the best performance from high-performance Wi-Fi Access Points (WAPs), installation companies should take careful consideration of the type of cable and connectors used for network connection, placement of the WAPs in the client’s building, and their potential usage…. Continue Reading →

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