Installation Columns & Features Archive

  • Product Watch

    Canon’s 1.3 megapixel IP cameras include the VB-M40 PTZ network camera

    Article • April 19th, 2011

  • Alarm industry poised to fight proposed spectrum auction

    Industry advocates say spectrum auction could increase costs, cause major disruptions for alarm companies

    Article • April 18th, 2011

  • Know Your IP Network

    An IP-networked based system can be reliably built. And it all starts with planning. By anticipating worst case scenarios, predictable performance can be achieved. Leverage the knowledge and expertise of your partners to create a plan for success that...

    Article • April 15th, 2011

  • Navigating the Security Industry

    three important principles which impact integrator success include: harnessing ever-changing technology; approaching security as a value-added service provider and not just as another security contractor; and recognizing the extraordinary importance of...

    Article • April 14th, 2011

  • H.264 Megapixel and Video Analytics

    With H.264 and highly intelligent video analytics, the whole security process can become more automated and accurate and at the same time less expensive.

    Article • April 14th, 2011

  • The Infrastructure Backbone

    There are many elements of an end-users system infrastructure that must be examined before they adapt to the latest technology or make any additions to their current network. Dealers and systems integrators can work with the end-user and educate them on...

    Article • April 14th, 2011

  • Are You Ready?

    SD&I_Are You Ready? No doubt about it—4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) are the most highly anticipated developments in the global telecom marketplace. LTE is a new 4G mobile broadband standard pegged to replace 3G. But the question on the minds of many...

    Article • April 13th, 2011

  • What AT&T T-Mobile deal means for alarm industry

    Move could create more robust, resilient network, allow greater opportunity for use of cellular-based alarm communicators

    Article • March 22nd, 2011

  • Overcoming network distance limitations to PoE cameras

    How fiber optic cabling combined with PoE converters allows long-distance IP camera placement

    Article • March 8th, 2011

  • Network assessment for deploying IP video surveillance

    A look at key factors for the successful deployment of an IP video system

    Article • December 9th, 2010

  • Eye on Video: Going the distance with IP video

    Dispelling the myth that Ethernet-based cabling is limited to 330 feet

    Article • November 11th, 2010

  • Successful partnerships between IP video and wireless networks

    A look at the benefits, applications and technology involved when video surveillance is deployed using wireless networks

    Article • October 20th, 2010

  • Project Profile: Going the Distance with PoE

    PoE-enabled Ethernet extenders change the game for IP-based security installations

    Article • October 10th, 2010

  • Integrated Systems: Converged Solutions Make for Happy Customers

    Pave the way to improved security, streamlined maintenance and reduced IT costs

    Article • October 10th, 2010

  • Residential wiring 101

    Go to the code before you deploy panels and accessories

    Article • August 11th, 2010