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

January 2007
Whether the economy is up or down, security is a sure thing: Integration and convergence are changing the face of the security industry; physical security continues to meet logical access control, and the results are good for both information technology (IT) and security end-users who are learning to share knowledge and work together. Security, it seems, is all grown up. READ MORE
January 2007
Boost revenues with performance knowledge: READ MORE
November 2006
November 2006
  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released some $399 million for critical infrastructure protection. Technology often jump-starts in the government market, as the rest of the industry takes stock of innovation, waiting for the eventual migration to private sectors and other industries. READ MORE
November 2006
  Service and maintenance are an important value-added opportunity for the electrical contractor. Not only does it keep the EC in front of the customer, but it builds loyalty and establishes the contractor as the one expert who can assist the client and the facility in staying up to speed on technologies and can keep systems running smoothly. READ MORE
October 2006
  If you catch yourself thinking more about convergence of low-voltage electrical systems with computer and information technology (IT), you’re in good company. The rest of the industry is, too. READ MORE
October 2006
Keep your eyes on the residential market READ MORE
September 2006
Ask any electrical contractor—fire alarm installations are on the upswing. Much of the need in the marketplace is driven by codes or the need to update an aging building infrastructure with new fire protection technologies. Your goal, of course, is the all important certificate of occupancy. READ MORE
August 2006
Fifteen million users couldn’t be wrong. That’s how many surveillance cameras were sold in 2005, according to a leading security industry report. As security concerns rise, closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV) continues to come to the rescue. It’s getting noticed by electrical contractors, partly because of the end-user’s intense interest in video. READ MORE

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