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Professionals across every industry understand the value of surveillance systems that keep facilities secure and valuables safe, especially at night. But how can your video surveillance system provide benefits beyond protecting the business or organization from after‑hours intruders? How can your surveillance video cameras and footage keep your staff safer during work hours? 

Using the right surveillance video system for your business or organization can lead to a safer, more secure workplace.

Tags: Video Surveillance

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Batteries are designed and manufactured to ensure optimum radio performance. Still, battery capacity naturally decreases over time. These tips for caring for your two‑way radio battery are part of an overall plan for two‑way radio maintenance and troubleshooting that can keep your communications clear and reliable going forward.

Tags: Two Way Radios, Two Way Radio Accessories

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, many dispatch centers have begun modifying work environments to encourage social distancing. But with a flood of advice from news sources, health experts, and local government, how do you know which modifications to tackle first? And which modifications are most effective without throwing budgets off‑balance?

Tags: Public Safety Communications, Next Generation Public Safety

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Principal Profile: Cindy Glashagel

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As a principal/owner of Chicago Communications, Cindy Glashagel believes ChiComm’s job is to partner with every customer to fully understand their operations and provide communication solutions to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness.

“Our goal is to build long‑term relationships so we can continue to support customers as they grow and change, leveraging our broad knowledge of wireless communication systems and their applications to provide the best options,” she says.

Tags: Employee Spotlight

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Many business leaders across industries—from manufacturing to education to healthcare—know that video surveillance equipment is a good investment. They know for public safety and for facility security, it’s a no‑brainer. But moving forward with a solution requires an understanding of two parts: The cameras and the setup. Here, we provide an overview of video surveillance installation, including how much you might expect to pay.

Tags: Maintenance/Installation/Service, Video Surveillance

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Disinfecting Guidelines from Motorola Solutions in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

PRODUCTS: Motorola Solutions Radios, Body-Worn Cameras and Accessories

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Motorola Solutions is providing recommended cleaning and disinfecting
guidelines for their two-way radios, body-worn cameras and accessories based on their current and best understanding of radio hygiene. Per global health authorities, removing germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces lowers the risk of spreading infection. Using chemical disinfectants may kill germs that remain on surfaces after cleaning, which further lowers the risk of spreading infection.

Tags: Motorola Solutions, Two Way Radio Accessories, MOTOTRBO, Digital Two-Way Radios

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If you’re in charge with improving communication technology at your company, whether you’re in public safety, education, manufacturing, healthcare, or hospitality, you may have heard of the functionality and power of a distributed antenna system. From there, your research may have led you to a distributed antenna system company. At this point, questions often steamroll. What do distributed antenna system companies do? And, do you really need one?

This overview can provide education to help inform your decision and set you on a path to the right solution.

Tags: Distributed Antenna System

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Employee Spotlight: Dustin Heuser

Posted by Lisa MacGillivray on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As a base field technician for Chicago Communications, Dustin Heuser values being able to work on new things, which he says keeps the job interesting and his knowledge fresh.

Coming up on his third year at ChiComm, Dustin is responsible for the integration and maintenance of base radio systems and 911 systems, along with extra items such as distributed antennae systems (DAS) and bi‑directional amplifiers (BDAs).

Tags: Employee Spotlight

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Operating a quality hotel, maximizing your facility and creating world‑class service are key to ensuring a positive guest experience and improving guest retention. But where does hotel technology fit into this? And how can it be used to give guests an exceptional experience at your property? Here, we look at what you can do as a professional in hospitality to use technology to your full advantage.

Tags: Technology, Hospitality

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It’s a question posed by professionals in every industry, from education to healthcare, who are charged with ensuring the safety of people and the security of a facility. How can video surveillance cameras help? And how do you set up the best system to meet your safety and security goals? Here, we explore the capabilities of video surveillance and how to best implement the right system for your facility.

Tags: Safety Solutions, Video Surveillance

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