IT trends impacting IP video: The 802.11ac wireless standard
As a teaser to the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show back in January, Broadcom — a semiconductor solutions company specializing in wired and wireless networks — announced what's believed to be the first chipsets in the 802.11ac standard, the newest addition to the 802.11 portfolio. More
Reminder —The ALOA 2012 Election ends soon
Cast your vote today. As an approved member, you are registered to vote in the ALOA 2012 Election. The voting ends on June 6, at 11:59:00 PM (23:59:00) US/Central Time. To vote, please visit ALOA'S Members Only section and login: http://www.aloa.org/membersonly/
 After a successful Members Only login, click on the link that instructs you to "CLICK HERE TO VOTE ONLINE." You will then be taken directly to the voting ballot. More
Lighting challenges in video surveillance in retail, financial and hospitality sectors
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Variable lighting conditions pose a persistent challenge in video surveillance applications such as large retail locations, banks and financial institutions, and hospitality environments. Typically, retail locations, banks and hospitality venues include an abundance of windows. The resulting excessive light can damage video image quality, by flooding the image plane of the surveillance camera. More
ALOA Ace Certified Training 'Certified Fire Door Inspector'
This certification class is designed for the locksmith that has 5 years commercial experience in the field and proficiency in "Life Safety Codes & ADA." The areas covered will include the new NFPA 80 2010 Section Annual Swing Fire Door Inspection curriculum with 12 continuous hours of training designed by International Fire Door Inspector Association, IFDIA and accredited by International Accreditation Service, IAS. For more information click here.
The 56th ALOA Convention and Security Expo just around the corner
Grab your backstage pass to your professional future! Plan to attend the 56th ALOA Convention and Security Expo providing:
• World class training
• The largest locksmith show with an opportunity to talk directly with the manufacturers showing the hottest products & services on the market
• Social networking with your peers and industry experts
• A chance to mix work with pleasure, while also looking forward to new opportunities!
Las Vegas offers you an experience like no other at the ALOA 2012 Convention & Security Expo!
DATE: July 7-14
LOCATION: Las Vegas
Registration: Click here
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Cemetery break-ins on the rise
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Acts of vandalism are on the rise at St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery located in Martinez, Calif. Hikers in nearby Rankin Park notified Martinez Police that evidence of vandalism could be seen from outside the fence surrounding the cemetery. Police investigation revealed that several crypts had been broken into, in some cases with their handles and door bolts removed. More
Success story: Hosted video a recipe for success at Jersey Mike's franchise locations
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Jersey Mike's Subs prides itself on fresh, authentic sub sandwiches made just like they were nearly 60 years ago at the original Mike's Subs in Point Pleasant, N.J. But with more than 600 franchisee-owned locations across the U.S., how do multi-store owners stay hands-on and meet Mike's standards when they can't possibly be two places at once? The answer is hosted IP video. More
Tales from 34 years of locksmithing
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Corner a locksmith in a conversation and more than likely you will hear an interesting tale or two. Jim Dixon will be at the trade 34 years come August, and he has experienced his share of unusual or remarkable work-related events. More
UniKey replaces physical door lock key with an app
Well, everyone really should have seen this one coming. The humble door lock key, which has been around in one form or another for literally thousands of years, may be getting replaced by an app ... or more specifically, by an app that works with a dedicated lock. It's called the UniKey system, and it has some features that are actually kind of clever. More