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Dan Norton
Goodbye to an Honored and Tenured Member of our Team

Dan Norton, our CTO and Director of Design recently had an opportunity to spend quality personal time reflecting on his 30+ years with Absco Solutions.  While he loves Absco Solutions, our customers, our team, and the services we provide – he has decided to search for a new passion. 

Absco Renews its Washington Learning Source Contract

Washington Learning Source (WLS) is a statewide program that provides a source to choose products and services that create economic efficiencies for subscribers. Absco Solutions has been a part of the Security Division of the WLS program since 2013.

Absco Solutions is now an Authorized Elite dealer/distributor for Honeywell Farenhyt Series

The Honeywell Farenhyt System offers flexible, turnkey solutions for emergency communications, carbon monoxide (CO) and fire detection.

Absco Solutions is now an Authorized Dealer for the Verkada Video Surveillance

Absco Solutions, Inc. announces partnership with Verkada, Inc. to provide industry leading hybrid cloud turn-key solution. With hybrid cloud technology, there are no trade-offs in reliability and flexibility.

ABSCO’S COVID-19 ANNOUCEMENT

Washington 
This is a letter regarding the Corona-virus (COVID-19) and its potential impact on current and current and future projects…

NOTICE TO ENTER

All Absco Offices 
Please read this COVID-19 notice before entering the premises.

Nine Items to Consider When Planning a Security Operation Center

One of our senior account executives recently called me to solicit my aid in serving one of our clients who has need of a Security Operations Center or SOC. Her first question was “What do we need to know about developing a comprehensive plan for building out a customer SOC?” That it is the right question to ask.

There are nine key items I like to consider when planning an SOC.

The Importance of Bandwidth to a Successful Surveillance System

I’m sitting in my home office during the COVID pandemic, when my computer connection comes to a grinding halt. One son informs me that Netflix is timing out and the other tells me his Oculus isn’t connecting to the WiFi. The cause of our computer issues all too clear. My internet bandwidth needs to be upgraded.

 The same can be true with an organization’s video surveillance system.

How Can We Serve You Better?

We at Absco Solutions have a deep desire to serve your life-safety and security needs while using those resources to aid you in better running your organization. However, sometimes we assume we know what you want and act on that information without understanding what you really need. Well intentioned action is not the same as providing another their desired outcome. We want to be effective listeners and deliver you the products, services, and solutions you desire.

Safe Work Environments in the COVID-19 Era and Beyond

These days everyone is asking what tools and technologies are available to support safe workplace environments. In this article, we pulled together some of the questions you asked with some of the solutions our vendor partners are offering. Some of these solutions are COVID specific, but many could be valuable tools that may increase efficiencies for your business moving forward.

Training
Getting the Maximum Benefit from Your System with Training

Training is an essential part of effectively and efficiently using any system installed for the safety and security of your organization. However, training on how to program your new or existing system is only half of the equation; understanding the purpose for the system(s) and what it is designed to do is of even greater importance.

BDA — Not a Boost for Your WiFi

There are several new building codes which require newly constructed structures and, depending on your location, existing structures as well to meet minimum “Emergency Radio” signal strength for emergency responders.

Survivability of Life-Safety and Security Operations

Within the life-safety and security disciplines there has been a push to combine systems into a central access point.  Many organizations have a central location in which these items consolidate- a security office, control center or security operations center…

Reopening and Operating Your Facility in a COVID-19 Era

As the COVID-19 situation has evolved so have our facility procedures. We share with you what we have learned, hoping to save you and your team some effort in reopening and operating your facilities in the weeks and months ahead.

10 Questions to Ask About the Cloud

When organizations think about using the cloud they often think of accessing file share services like OneDrive or other productivity tools like OneNote. However, enterprise cloud adoption goes beyond these services. The cloud provides for the subscription-based economy to meet a whole variety of enterprise needs, including security.

Visitor Management

In the security industry, the term “Visitor Management” often refers to a platform that is an extension of the access control system that provides access to and tracks people visiting the facility who do not have assigned credentials.

Increase this year’s budget – from the budget of years’ past!

The CARES Act fixed a portion of the tax code which may provide you budget from work we did for you in the past and save cost on work we do this year and next.

The Basis of Design

Master plans, designing the correct solution and planning proactively for the future are all topics discussed in previous Absco blogs. One component that is often used in this process is the Basis of Design (BOD)*.  Basis of Design serves to capture many aspects beyond what you might find in specifications or design drawings.

Articles/Case Studies

Setting New Safety Precedents with Machias Elementary School’s BDA Addition

Honeywell & Benzhor Group
Absco Solutions had the opportunity to partner up with Honeywell and Benzhor Group to create a fantastic case study about a retrofit BDA installation project at Machias Elementary School.

Life Safety and Security Master Planning: Steps to Future Proof Your Systems

Puget Sound Business Journal
My grandfather taught me long ago that if I build a levee too short and a city floods, then I’ve wasted my whole investment. But if I build it…

Stadium Winning with Robust Network Solutions for HD Surveillance

Optigo Networks
One Seattle-based stadium’s surveillance system was experiencing performance issues during peak traffic. This location…

Absco Solutions on About Money Radio

About Money Radio
Erick joined Mike and Sara on About Money Radio to talk about strategic planning and making your facilities security needs are strong and implemented correctly to act in the case of an emergency situation. Erick speaks from 19:55 – 33:30.

Starting From the End: Creating a Master Security Plan

ASIS International
A good master security plan helps you spec and budget for that seven-foot flood with an eight-foot levee. And ultimately, a good plan leads to a good security system.

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