Deborah L. O'Mara

Freelance Writer

Deborah L. O’Mara is a journalist with more than two decades experience writing about security, life safety and systems integration, and she is the managing director of DLO Communications in Chicago. She can be reached at dlocommunications@gmail.com or 773.414.3573.

Articles by Deborah L. O'Mara

August 2017
Attacks on the general public across the globe continue to mount, but they are not solely terrorist based. Low-tech improvised assaults and attacks are increasingly carried out by individuals or small groups. The risks have changed, and, as such, technology isn’t the only component of a successful security plan and specification. 
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July 2017
Mobile applications, an increasingly fluid workforce and improvements in product integration are changing the landscape of mass notification systems (MNSs) and emergency communications. The technology is more responsive and better directed in messaging to the masses.
 Keeping a close eye
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June 2017
How much simpler would it be if you could go for a run, stop to buy a bottle of water and return home without having to carry your wallet or keys? For some biometrics manufacturers, that’s the future of the technology as it continues to progress to greater adoption and acceptance by both businesses and consumers.
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June 2017
Although security has been necessary to protect people and property for decades, it is now considered part of the holistic experience with factors such as connectivity, convenience and integration with other systems.
 Users are beginning to expect a smart, automated, connected business and home, and security is the linchpin to other connected services.
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May 2017
Shopping for products today involves a world of possibilities. There are online resources and distributors with brick-and-mortar stores and mobile apps to speed up the process. Price is fairly standard, barring volume or project discounts.
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April 2017
Access control is one of the most prevalent and longstanding methods of securing entrances, exits and areas within protected premises. READ MORE
April 2017
Monumental video growth continues in every sector, ranging from small business to mission critical. Surveillance cameras are part of the Internet of Things boom, morphing into smart data collectors like billions of other connected devices. READ MORE
March 2017
Security systems solutions are designed to keep customers and their facilities safe, detect intruders, and obtain visual evidence and identification. But with growing integration between sensors and devices through the Internet of Things (IoT), the industry is on high alert that security devices might not be secure enough. 
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March 2017
Shopping for security products involves a world of possibilities. There are online resources and distributors with brick and mortar stores and mobile apps to speed up the process. Price is fairly standard across the board, barring any volume or project discounts. READ MORE

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