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Vanco International Named Procell Professional Battery Preferred Partner for the Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets

Vanco International Named Procell Professional Battery Preferred Partner for the Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets

Vanco International LLC, an industry leader in AV distribution and electronic accessory products, today announces they have been named the Preferred Partner for Procell Professional Batteries for Pro AV, Electrical and Security markets.
Fun Facts About the History of the Alarm Industry

Fun Facts About the History of the Alarm Industry

The U.S. alarm industry can trace its roots back to the mid-1800s, when both the first fire alarm and the first burglar alarm were invented. Here are some highlights that illustrate how far the security industry has come over the last century and a half...
Alarm Company Buyers Rethink Holdbacks Amid COVID

Alarm Company Buyers Rethink Holdbacks Amid COVID

When COVID was declared a national emergency in March 2020, the buying and selling of alarm companies seemed to come to a halt. But within several months, deals began to happen again. How have they been impacted?
Crimson AV - A Partner Not a Vendor

Crimson AV - A Partner Not a Vendor

In the world of business “things” are bought and sold. Sometimes you are the buyer and sometimes the seller, but in the realm of commercial AV and digital signage most often you are both. Obviously, what you sell is critical but also what you buy and who you buy from often determines the success in what is sold. Over the last couple of decades the buyer/seller relationship has taken on new meaning. What is driving this change is...
Getting Ready for the 3G Sunset

Getting Ready for the 3G Sunset

Learn more about the upcoming 3G sunset, the affect it has on security companies and a few approaches to consider when charging customers for the necessary equipment upgrade
Introducing Paxton10 - Access Control | Video Management | One System

Introducing Paxton10 - Access Control | Video Management | One System

Paxton Inc. is excited to introduce Paxton10 - their most powerful system yet. The system combines access control, video, FREE Bluetooth® smart credentials (with zero license fees), feature-rich software and, for the first time, Paxton10 cameras, all in one system.
New Z-Wave Standard Should Boost Smart Home Performance

New Z-Wave Standard Should Boost Smart Home Performance

The industry group Z-Wave Alliance announced the newest version of the Z-Wave wireless transmission protocol in September, now known as Z-Wave Long Range or Z-Wave LR for short. This new protocol should lead to a substantial boost in smart home systems by enabling systems to connect to smart devices located outside of the home.
The Security Business During COVID: One Company Shares Its Experiences

The Security Business During COVID: One Company Shares Its Experiences

As president and CEO of St. Louis security dealer Burnes Citadel and partner in central station company Centerpoint Technologies, Chris Burnes has a broad perspective on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the business. We talked to him recently about what he’s seen on both sides of the security industry.
GSI Ceasing Operations

GSI Ceasing Operations

SES was informed that due to the impact of COVID-19 Golden State Instrument Co (GSI) has ceased operations as of October 1, 2020.
Tax Credits for Your Business

Tax Credits for Your Business

The CARES Act provides tax credits for fire alarm and life safety retrofits or upgrades