• Running Wires

    Even in this wireless world, locksmiths must run wire for access control installations. This guide to wiring and tools helps select and install the right product.

    Article • December 3rd, 2010

  • Adventures In Wireless Video

    Tips on bidding and selecting components for a wireless video project with networked indoor and outdoor CCTV cameras and recorders. The project also included refitting the front doors with new exit devices, a door bell and a remote release system.

    Article • November 1st, 2010

  • Isonas Door Access Control Systems Serve Schools

    For more than 40 years, school facility managers and security personnel responsible for selecting a door access system have essentially had one option: a local control panel hardwired to power and individually wired to a maximum number of door...

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • Connectors and Tools

    Belden introduces aline of F, BNC and RCA Compression Connectors and Tools, along with the availability of both standard or custom-configured Cable Assemblies. When the new Connectors and Tools are used in combination with Belden Coaxial Cable, they...

    Product • September 14th, 2010

  • Electrifying Exit Device Trim

    Almost every access control job involves installation of mechanical hardware and locksmiths have the training and knowledge to do the job.

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Power Supply Overview

    Choosing the right power supply is crucial for your electronic access control or CCTV installation.

    Article • July 6th, 2010

  • Bolt Series Cable Locks

    STRATTEC introduces two new BOLT series locks. The receiver lock comes with a 5/8" or ½" stainless steel pin and the cable lock has a 6' x ¼" coiled cable. Users simply select a GM, Ford, or Chrysler compatible lock, insert and turn their vehicle...

    Product • June 22nd, 2010

  • Interior Analog Camera Review

    Interior dome cameras are the backbone of most surveillance systems.

    Article • June 1st, 2010

  • IP In Security

    In security, the terms IP and networks are used in a casual way to describe products and technologies which incorporate individual characteristics of Internet Protocol without literally being IP or network appliances.

    Article • May 3rd, 2010

  • Integrating & Interfacing Electronic Security Elements To Create A Custom Tailored Solution

    Aiphone’s video entry system met the customer’s access control needs.

    Article • February 1st, 2010

  • Powering Up Security Devices

    Power supplies come in two basic designs – linear and switching – both with advantages and disadvantages. Which power supply design is best? There is a time and place for both types.

    Article • December 3rd, 2009

  • Going Wireless With The SARGENT® Profile

    SARGENT wireless technology provides access control features during both online and offline operation. Up to 2,000 users can be programmed per lock, with a 10,000-event audit trail.

    Article • July 2nd, 2009

  • Datatwist Cables

    Belden introduces its DataTwist 3600 Cables, a series of UTP copper cables that meet and exceed TIA/EIA requirements and offer significant headroom for Category 6 installations. The new cables are designed to support Belden's Category 6 IBDN System...

    Product • June 22nd, 2009

  • PoE – The Key To Network Efficiency

    The Altronix NetWay allows users to maximize their current investment in IP video surveillance systems, and allows system designers to take full advantage of the network platform.

    Article • June 2nd, 2009

  • Wire Basics

    Choosing and connecting the wires for access control installations

    Article • March 1st, 2009