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

November 2015
Are your low-voltage and security customers concerned over “hanging” security cameras on the enterprise network and opening it to potential vulnerabilities? Or are they looking at protecting other parts of their commercial facility that may be housing data and other privileged information? READ MORE
October 2015
Selecting an Internet protocol (IP) camera can be mind-boggling. Do you need 4K, one of the highest resolutions available? What about storage? Does the camera save with the super-efficient H.264 compression algorithm, or can you store on SD memory cards?
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October 2015
The smart home, Connected technologies, Lifestyle services: No matter how you slice it, if you can enhance and automate the lives of residential customers, you’ll be in a good place for more business.
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September 2015
When the final camera, intrusion detection, or integrated solution is installed and the security system is commissioned, what comes next? Do you simply collect your final payment and move on to the next project?
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September 2015
For electrical contractors with a low-voltage or security division—or for any company involved in physical security and surveillance—keeping pace with new technology is one of the greatest challenges. Contractors fear specifying technology that may have a limited lifespan, but they still want to offer their customers exciting new security products and services. 
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August 2015
Power is everything. Consumers demand connectivity to home, business, people and places 24 hours a day. In this uber-integrated information society, staying in touch through Wi-Fi, Ethernet, cellular and other networks is the expectation.
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August 2015
Contractors and their customers­­ are looking at the specification possibilities for long-range transmission-reading technologies as a standalone solution or piggybacked on proximity (hands-free) and smart card access control.
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July 2015
Global positioning systems (GPS) and radio frequency identification (RFID) are receiving renewed attention for security, operations management and logistical applications, bringing new sources of revenue to installing contractors and additional benefits to their customers.
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June 2015
Don’t blink! If you do, you may miss some of the rapidly developing changes occurring in the technology sector.
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