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

July 2007
The network has become the do-all method of connectivity that provides a host of systems and services on its infrastructure. Interoperability, connectivity and convergence are the buzzwords of both the security market and the information technology (IT) industries, and the network continues to be the backbone to get the job done. READ MORE
July 2007
No one will argue AGAINST the effectiveness of locks as a security product. They keep intruders out and prevent thieves from stealing valuables. Of course, no security is impenetrable, including locks. Still, they represent an oft-overlooked opportunity for a contractor to keep the bad guys out or deter criminals while authorities have a chance to respond to the protected premises. READ MORE
June 2007
Life safety industry prepares for UL864 READ MORE
May 2007
Savvy ECs, heed your calling READ MORE
April 2007
Making a place for fiber alongside UTP: READ MORE
April 2007
It's called digital living—Are you ready to embrace it? READ MORE
March 2007
It’s only technology: In the decades after the Civil War, the cities of Chicago and St Louis with their existing waterways were equally poised as emerging locations that could take charge of the industrial/technological upswing; both cities were gateways to the West. Chicago succeeded and grew exponentially. Growth in St. Louis sputtered. READ MORE
March 2007
It’s only technology: In the decades after the Civil War, the cities of Chicago and St Louis with their existing waterways were equally poised as emerging locations that could take charge of the industrial/technological upswing; both cities were gateways to the West. Chicago succeeded and grew exponentially. Growth in St. Louis sputtered. READ MORE
February 2007
The first line of defense in any type of security starts with perimeter detection; what better way to achieve effective protection than through the deployment of magnetic contacts and sensors? These workhorses of security have advanced like other products, but some have changed more than others simply due to their composition. READ MORE

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