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Ideal Network Tester Will Pass Any Tech’s Test

Let’s face it, most (if not all) of us who work in electronics are gadget nuts. We like to work with tools that make our daily lives easier. We also like them to have a “neat” factor, the type of tools that make a task fun to work through. Last, but certainly not least, we […]

Review: Hikvision Budget PTZ Delivers on Value Promise

The Hikvision DS-2DE4220W-AE is a p/t/z camera available in three variations; one for in-ceiling mounting, one for surface mounting and one for outdoor pendant/wall mounting. When I look around today’s CCTV market I’m always amazed and amused by the number of manufacturers with IP-based cameras in their portfolio. As I’ve said before, the IP market […]

Review: Kwikset Obsidian Touchscreen Deadbolt Enlivens Door Security

The Kwikset Obsidian is a motorized deadbolt lock with a touchscreen keypad for control and utilizes Z-Wave Plus. We have reviewed a number of electronic locks, including units with touchscreens (deadbolt and lever handle models), push-button locks of both types, and even a deadbolt-only smart lock with no means of exterior access (other than the […]

Is Panasonic Selling Its Chinese Security Camera Factory?

Panasonic is reportedly selling a security camera factory in China due to disappointing sales outside of Japan. TOKYO — Panasonic may be considering selling its security camera manufacturing business in Suzhou, a city in southeast China’s Jiangsu province, due to disappointing sales outside of Japan, according to Nikkei Asia. The news outlet is reporting that […]

Would Extra Security Cameras Have Helped Stop the Las Vegas Shooter?

A video surveillance expert explains how a convergence of the right security technology and properly trained personnel could more effectively stop active shooters. A terrible tragedy occurred in Las Vegas on the night of Oct. 1 when a gunman opened fire from his hotel room on a country music festival across the street. Since the […]

Web Exclusive Product Reviews

We’ve been writing product reviews for a year now, and the feedback we’ve been getting from manufacturers, integrators, and end users has been extremely positive. As you may have seen, the reviews focus on product features, usability, construction, and ease of installation, as these intangibles are often difficult for an end user or integrator to […]

Mystic Lake’s Gold Standard

Original article published at StarTribune.com, click to read the full article here – Mystic Lake’s Gold Standard “Mystic Lake Casino is known for gambling, concerts and buffets, but it’s also known for having one of the best surveillance systems in the world. Mystic Lake Casino surveillance experts watched over the Prior Lake casino. Tribal officials […]

Your Best Bets for ISC West

With 900 exhibitors, a newly revamped education program and scores of special events such as the 2011 SAMMY Awards, ISC West continues to reign as the most important trade show for installing security contractors. Check out SSI’s conference preview to plan your schedule.