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

October 2017
Outdoor video security is tricky for security specifications because variables, such as topography, weather and lighting, can affect accuracy and catch performance. However, it’s one of the most important starting points for effective intrusion detection and is central to physical security’s strategy to deter, detect, delay and deny. 
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October 2017
There’s major disruption in the electronic access control systems (EACS) market. What was once a proprietary, closed technology sector within security has opened to align with the growing internet of things (IoT), data collection and analytics. READ MORE
September 2017
Electronic access control is one of the most proprietary technologies (beside fire alarms) with the largest installed base of legacy equipment in the physical security industry. READ MORE
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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August 2017
It’s sometimes intimidating but definitely necessary to learn the intricacies of camera technology. Before specifying surveillance for physical security, focus on the threats and the end-result the customer wants to achieve. READ MORE
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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