‘Check’-ing in on Notifications
By Heather Klotz-Young
Click, click, click. Today’s new alarm systems let customers in both residential and commercial settings use a simple click of a mouse to select notifications to be sent to them via texts, emails or phone calls. In addition to receiving alarm event notifications, they also can choose from an ever-growing list of non-alarm notifications.
5 Power Problems & How to Solve Them
By Joan Engebretson
Security dealers don’t typically spend much time thinking about power supplies. Nevertheless, they are a critical part of an intrusion protection or fire alarm system, helping to ensure that the system will function even in the event of a power outage. This article focuses on some of the most common technical questions when it comes to security and fire alarm system power.
Be a Profit King on Enterprise Projects
By Karyn Hodgson
Enterprise-level access control projects are just like any other access installation only larger, right? Wrong. Playing on the enterprise field requires a whole new level of skills, training, planning and follow-through to be profitable. The stakes are higher, not only for the integrator, but for the end user as well.
Adjusting PTZ Perceptions
By Derek Rice
As the industry continues to shift from standard definition to HD and megapixel video, “digital zoom” has become a major selling point. With a high-definition camera, you can continue to record an entire scene while zooming in digitally to examine a specific object or area more closely. With that in mind, there may be some in the industry who are wondering whether there’s still a place for pan tilt zoom (PTZ) cameras in security installations. Based on research and conversations with several dealers and integrators, that seems to be true, and there are a lot of reasons for that beyond digital zoom.
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