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2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction

April 22nd, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “2019 Low Voltage Wiring Guide-New Construction”

“Very valuable piece on low voltage wiring in new construction scenarios. If you are not comfortable doing it on your own, give us, a call, and we can do it for you!”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


It’s the age of wireless devices, yet it is still essential to understand what low voltage wires you or your home builder/installer should be running when building a new home.

This article from Smarthomemastery.com will provide you with an excellent introduction into the world of low voltage wiring for new construction. Also, Tim (the author), provides an informative guide to each type of low voltage application and what you (or your installer) should be using respectively. As a bonus, Tim also sprinkles in some excellent tips for you do-it-yourselfers.

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What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors

April 17th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “What You Need to Know About Counterfeit Cable and Connectors”

“Using counterfeit cable or wiring can be disastrous to your business or your home. With all things connected today, cutting corners upfront can lead to disaster in the end.”

– Todd Hepler, Chicago Voice & Data


Look around your office, there are not many products not connected to something via a wire or cable. That being said, counterfeit cable and wiring is a hot topic that you should be aware of to keep your business (or home) safe. The issues are many if you or your installer uses counterfeit cabling or wire and you should be aware of the potential long-term cost of doing so. Look at this short read by Stu Tisdale for ADI Global to find out the potential hazards of using counterfeit cable and wiring and protect yourself before things get hot.

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What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?

April 12th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs) 0 thoughts on “What Does An Ideal Access Control Security System Look Like?”

“Physical security sometimes takes a backseat to cybersecurity but is critical to the security of your information and the safety of your team and visitors.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


In today’s cyber-focused world, physical security can sometimes be overlooked. So, when it comes to physical security, what differentiates an effective access control platform from failed systems? Outlined for you in this brief article for the Security InfoCenter at Security Magazine are the basics of what an ideal access control system should look like and the most important features to look for when selecting or upgrading your system.

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A Secure Healthcare Prescription

April 12th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “A Secure Healthcare Prescription”

“As recent events have demonstrated, healthcare facility security is of great importance to doctors, patients, families and support staff.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Hospitals and other healthcare facilities are busy places and are often part of large, multi-building/multi-level complexes that are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day all year long. Because of their unique operating schedule and the fact that most are open environments with doctors, nurses patients, family and support staff continually moving in and out they pose unique security challenges. According to the experts, the best prescription for health care facility safety requires multiple levels of security that are integrated and scalable. This article by Courtney Dillion Pedersen for Security Today takes a deeper dive into the subject and provides valuable insights on how to address security challenges in today’s healthcare environments.

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When Should You Upgrade A Legacy Security System?

March 6th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “When Should You Upgrade A Legacy Security System?”

“Your business is changing and your security challenges are changing, as well. Keeping your security systems up-to-date is critical for Security Managers and Small Business Owners alike.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Just like everything else, security systems also get old. Security system technology is constantly changing and security is playing an ever-increasing role of importance in most organizations. According to the experts, there are three main drivers compel an organization to upgrade or connect legacy systems. This brief article by Kami Dukes for The Security Industry Association provides insight into the recent changes in security technology and details how you should approach upgrading your legacy security systems.

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A Guide To Essential Types Of Security Cameras And When To Use Each Type Of Camera

March 5th, 2019 Posted by Security & Surveillance 0 thoughts on “A Guide To Essential Types Of Security Cameras And When To Use Each Type Of Camera”

“Cameras, cameras, cameras, which one is best for your needs? This article will help guide you to a better decision for purchase and deployment.”

– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security


Surveillance cameras (AKA, security cameras and even occasionally still referred to as CCTV cameras) come in all different shapes and sizes and with many different capabilities and functional designs. Fixed, PTZ, Virtual PTZ, Box, Bullet, Dome, etc. the list is long and confusing. This article, by Cameron Walker-Miller for The Security Industry Association, does a fantastic job detailing the different types of cameras and their advantages/disadvantages. Read on and simplify your security decision making.

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