Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

Freelance Writer

Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas is a freelance writer who lives in central Pennsylvania.

Articles by Jennifer Leah Stong-Michas

July 2008
The surveillance industry has not been spared digital evolution. The days of monstrously large cameras, poor image quality and mounds of tapes have entered a sleeker digital age. READ MORE
June 2008
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a method of identification using radio waves. It can be used for many applications, such as access control, trafficking, etc., but what sets it apart from other technologies is it is a contactless method of identification. RFID users do not need to swipe a card or enter a password. READ MORE
June 2008
Alarm communications have evolved, especially over the past decade, and one of the most relevant changes is the ongoing push to communicate using Internet protocol. Many have found cost and efficiencies when using IP for more than just voice communications, which is further propelling the growth of IP. READ MORE
June 2008
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) first went into effect in 1996. While most of the act pertains to physicians, health insurance companies and others directly related to medical operations, a variety of potential caveats exists that pertain to nontraditional medical-related companies. This mandate is in direct reference to protected health information. READ MORE
June 2008
Compliance mandates—coupled with the general transition from paper-based systems to electronic records and the management of such—have increased the need for better networking and improved storage systems. To say the government houses an extensive collection of data is an understatement: Consider medical records, tax returns, Social Security data, banking information and more. READ MORE
June 2008
The green push sweeping society has not slowed. From products to companies, from government agencies to initiatives, green is the word. But, the basis for most green initiatives stems from the contracting and construction industry, and that pioneering group is continuing to push green goals to new levels. READ MORE
May 2008
Most people still equate public address systems with the loud, tinny horn systems of the past. The quality and stability of these systems has certainly improved. READ MORE
April 2008
As a continually growing school, Utah Valley State College (UVSC) looked to create a state-of-the-art network to accommodate the school’s remarkable growth and vision for the future. It turned to Graybar to help it plan for and implement what will be one of the region’s premier infrastructures. READ MORE
April 2008
Construction has changed. It is no longer a business simply associated with bricks and mortar. Construction has become a comprehensive offering that includes everything contained within a building. Because of this, more electrical contractors are finding themselves right in the middle of the construction industry. This also means contractors need to be tuned into changes in the industry. READ MORE