Posts in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

How to Build a Strong Access Control Cabling Foundation

December 7th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “How to Build a Strong Access Control Cabling Foundation”

“A reliable access control system begins with a solid foundation.”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


While it may not be sexy, building a solid access control system that will deliver reliable performance and protection while delivering a good ROI requires a strong cabling foundation. In this article, Daniel D. Dunar from securityinfowatch.com provides some background on system devices and, most importantly, expert advice on cable evaluation for long-term, reliable performance. Without this insight, you will be at the mercy of the access control installation company, which may or may not try to cut corners to increase profits at your expense!


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Home Internet Cheat Sheet: Got Questions?

December 6th, 2022 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Home Internet Cheat Sheet: Got Questions?”

“Home internet is more critical than ever before. If you have questions, this cheat sheet likely has the answers!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


So, maybe you now work from home or have a hybrid work arrangement. Or perhaps you are just curious about your home internet service and the many questions that arise, ranging from making your connection faster to saving money on your service.

Is this you? If yes, then you’re in the right place! In this incredibly informative article, technology expert Trey Paul from cnet.com provides insight into many questions you have about your home internet service but do not know who to ask.


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There are simple things that organizations can do to minimize cyber insurance premium increases.

November 29th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “There are simple things that organizations can do to minimize cyber insurance premium increases.”

“Cyber insurance is now necessary for almost all businesses. See how you can help control these costs!”

Glenn Baruck, Chicago Voice & Data


Cybersecurity continues to be one of the top concerns for businesses as ransomware and other types of cyberattacks continue to surge. At the same time, cyber insurance has become a mission-critical part of cybersecurity. Unfortunately, with cyber insurance gaining importance and cyberattacks increasing, cyber insurance premiums are also rising.

Business owners can take some solace in that, according to securitymagazine.com author Neil Jones, there are simple things that organizations can do to minimize cyber insurance premium increases. Jones outlines some potentially money-saving strategies to help control these rising premiums in this educational article.


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25 Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals And Sales Of 2022

November 21st, 2022 Posted by Life and Culture, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “25 Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals And Sales Of 2022”

“Black Friday is an excellent time to shop for tech and save! Here are some expert recommendations to help you get the best deal.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Looking to gift or upgrade your technology this holiday season? If so, here is an excellent place to start your shopping! Author Wade Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and much more at crn.com and an exceptional resource for your Black Friday technology shopping list.


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5 Reasons why Faces are Superior Credentials

November 16th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology, Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “5 Reasons why Faces are Superior Credentials”

“While often controversial, security experts tout the benefits of facial recognition for access control.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


Most access control systems provide fairly ordinary identity validation at offices, factories, campuses, housing facilities, and similar venues. These venues require reliable and accurate identity, allowing users to proceed with minimal interruption while controlling costs.

Security professionals agree that MFA (multi-factor identification) is the safest approach. However, MFA is often excessive in these everyday scenarios, relying on cumbersome ID methods like a PIN code combined with a fingerprint and a keycard.

So, the question is, what method is best for most access control systems? In this article by Aluisio Figueiredo for securityinfowatch.com, the author looks at facial recognition as the best solution, even as it faces ongoing privacy concerns from those who are asked to use it.


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School security: A focus on doors

November 7th, 2022 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “School security: A focus on doors”

“Technology is important, but some more basic prevention measures also prevent injuries and deaths when it comes to school and workplace violence.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Amid the continued uptick in school shootings and violence, there are many concerns about preventing the next incident. In addition, administrators, school security leaders, parents and law enforcement are also looking for solutions that will minimize the impact of these events and increase the chances that shooters can be stopped before anyone is harmed.  

While technology continues to be a critical focus, according to security experts, there are a few simple considerations that administrators and school security leaders should not overlook. One of the most vital of these is doors. In this article by Maggie Shein for securitymagazine.com, the author provides additional insight into doors and their role in mitigating school shootings. This information seems applicable to businesses and organizations as they also look for better ways to ensure the safety of their employees.


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