Here it comes…ASIS 2016 Orlando

Are you ready? We are and so are our manufacturers. This year we will have 8 of our esteemed manufacturers present to demonstrate the latest and greatest product solutions. Please do contact us for an appointment prior to the show.


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Cast Lighting is the newest manufacturer on our team. Cast manufactures a unique low voltage LED solution that solves many security and cost associated issues with lighting. Come see how you can easily and effectively add light to your security solution. Come meet Dave Beausoleil and team.

FST Biometrics is unlike any other thing you may know for access control. It is what access control should be and will be very shortly as we continue to see larger end users get on board. Integration to many ACS manufacturers including Software House, American Magnetics, Lenel, Genetec and more. Come me Nicole Palumbo and Yaron Zussman at the booth.

Lifesafety Power is evolutionary in the truest sense by monitoring and controlling the single most important thing in any security system for failure. New rack mounted solutions for most access control hardware including Mercury, Software House, Paxton, Kantech, Amag, Lenel, Keyscan and more. Come meet Matt Virga, John Oliver,  Joe Holland and team.

Nitek is for transporting video and audio across copper infrastructure. It is a true IEEE device that is transparent on any network. Nitek converts UTP and Coax to ethernet. UL Listed with new designs, come meet Chad Szekeres and team at Nitek.

Razberi manufactures a solution to help distribute video across any network by localizing it with their ServeSwitchIQ. Dual NIC ports on the machine help with cyber security and dealing with client connections. The value is very high once you realize what they are doing and what kind of feature set you get for the health of the system. Compatible with many of the main VMS offerings including IPconfigure, Milestone, Axis, Avigilon, 3VR, Exacq, DigiOp, ONSSI, Lenel and Genetec. Come meet Jeff Wetzel and team.

RBTEC Perimeter Systems manufactures simple easy to install and understand outdoor intrusion systems. We have been in the field and spoke with many users who have RBTEC’s product installed and there is nothing but good. It is simple to configure, install and monitor. False alarms appear to be less than 1% of any system. In many cases 0%. Come meet Dori and get to know RBTEC.

Sielox a 40 year old access control manufacturer who protects their clients investment. Very few manufacturers still work on a B2B level holding sacred the integrator and dealer relationship. All things are not equal and Sielox has a great story, great leadership and great products. Come see the AC-1700 controller and the acclaimed CLASS solution. Meet Mike Hallford, Karen Evans and Terry Carver at the booth.

We can’t say enough great things about Stentofon. It is the easist to use communications product known to the security industry. Pick your flavor as they do it all; VOIP, SIP and Alphacom. Come get a demo of Turbine to see why Stentofon exceeds our clients expectations!   At the booth meet Elizabeth Connolly and Jim Hoffpauir.



UL Listed Door Entry is important to K12 and Fire Marshalls

Having insight to what your needs are as an end user is important when purchasing a product to solve a problem, security need or industry mandate. Schools must preempt visitors through the main door accessing the interior of the building. Many people have reacted to the recent shootings to get a solution installed without much consideration for building code, fire code much less the future plans for how the system would interact with other facets of their infrastructure.

As it turns out the authority having jurisdiction is highly biased towards the UL certification standard when electrically controlling a door whether by the telephone system, a stand-alone intercom system or video surveillance system integrated to handle door control. When in doubt call your local building code official and fire marshall to clarify their requirements when controlling

A list of product buying considerations for communicating with and controlling a door are:

  • UL Listing – we are talking US here not Canada or others
  • Network Agnostic – COTS available
  • Audible intelligence e.g. noise cancelling, auto microphone gain control, etc.
  • Telephony compatibility e.g. SIP, VOIP, iPBX integration
  • Video Surveillance compatibility for intercom door entry to be recorded
  • Vandal resistance along with camera covertness
  • Weather resistance

Some school districts are now having to remove their non-UL listed products due to the fire marshall inspections going on around this country today. Cheaper is not always better. Paying for stand alone products that use proprietary cabling cost more in the long run and are limited for integration with other systems.

Planning for the future of your telephony and security needs will save your school time and money!

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By developing revolutionary IP-based Intercom and PA solutions, we deliver clear, intelligible audio in highly noisy environments over standard power over Ethernet connections.

We provide audio solutions that seamlessly integrate into other commonly used technologies so a virtual presence can be achieved.

Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System – Do you need this?

Does your organization need emergency notification and response capabilities that are beyond a cell phone and email blast? Do you need enterprise mapping capabilities to provide safe exit and evacuation for those exiting buildings and campus? If so you may need a CLASS.

CLASS can potentially save lives by offering these features across smartphones, mobile devices and workstations. CLASS is the only emergency notification and response solution that can instantly initiate an alert condition, enable communications with first responders, and visually track and report status in real time on a room-by-room, building by building basis.


CLASS is purpose-designed to achieve three core objectives: deliver a comprehensive alert and response solution that is easy to install and implement; provide ease of use with minimal instruction; and be affordable to accommodate a wide range of budgets and vertical markets such as education that need the solution most.

Once a threat is identified, an alert can be sent with just the push of a button from a tenant’s computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other device with an internet connection. Security personnel can place the tenant space into lockdown, evacuate, shelter, or all-clear status. Alerts can also be sent by security personnel and first responders to tenants. Two-way communication between security, tenants, and law enforcement is handled silently, and all in real-time.

This type of communication means that the intruder, active shooter won’t know what’s being said (or who’s saying it). An audit trail will also be left behind after the incident or crisis is over, which can be helpful if questions arise later. So whether it is a school district, high rise building, corporate campus or hospital, CLASS may be the solution you are looking for.

Call or email us for more information.

RMR…it’s not just for burglary systems

RMR…it’s not just for burglary systems

Alternating Current, it feeds every powered security system in North America yet it is rarely if ever monitored as a source of failure. It is the critical point of existence for all electrical systems. Now you can monitor the AC input to your access control, surveillance, fire alarm and other systems with the network managed Lifesafety Power Systems product line.

Thank you to Joe Holland for his indelible mark creating a future path to more efficient and effective security solutions that are sure to change this industry forever.

4K vs 1080p vs 720p

4K vs 1080p vs 720p

My customers have been kicking the tires on 4K cameras. Here is a quick 3 camera comparison of what 4K vs 1080p vs 720p looks like. Digital zoom, Distance and lighting are an undocumented.

Clock DVTEL 4K

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Clock Sony 1080

1080p screen shot

Clock Sony 720

720p screen shot

Avigilon Bankrupt!

Avigilon Bankrupt!

They certainly mentally bankrupted on this email blast!  Overnight sensation Avigilon buys Red Cloud and months later is an industry expert. The hypocrisy! Criticizing others of being old school and ugly profit raping monsters. Wow!

I surveyed a few Avigilon dealers last week to only find that the system is not that well received. Comments ranged from “more difficult than what we used before” and “a feeling of getting locked in to one product line for everything.”


Avigilon’s product offering uses hardware by Mercury so claiming to be different is just an outright lie! This is the same hardware solution that 85% of the industry uses thus stripping the hardware innovation right out.  Software is what it is, licensed with nothing extra special and if anything it’s hard to use. They certainly are not innovators in the access control space, nor will they be any time soon! Overall Avigilon is found lacking with little promise for innovation.