Securing AV Systems Poughkeepsie NY

BEFORE THE digital age of AV, security for an AV system meant either adding a locked door for the whole system or physical security panels on individual pieces of equipment. Audio equipment, in particular, such as equalizers, compressors, and amplifiers needed protection against anonymous tweakers. Some of these panels even had keys of their own. But with today's AV systems, it's no longer that simple.

Best Buy
(845) 298-8077
2001 SOUTH RD
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Cyber Home Networks, Inc
(845) 223-1628
PO Box 10
Stormville, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Our Main Brands Carried Are: LiteTouch, Elan, Middle Atlantic, AMX, EAS, UStec, HAI (Five Star Dealers), SpeakerCraft and Many More. Our design will dictate which product choice will be the best for each project we work on.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Michael Kelly, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

D-BEN Security Systems, Inc.
(845) 565-4024
P.O. 7034
Newburgh, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Central Vac, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
Brands
Denon, NAD, LG, PSB, Proficient, Russound, Pioneer, Anthony Gallo, Adcom, Boston Acoustics, JBL, Sherwood, Monster Power, Electrolux, Ademco (Honeywell), DSC, OnQ, Leviton
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Gregory DeBenedictus, CEDIA Certified Professional Installer I

Best Buy
(845) 336-4090
1300 ULSTER AVE
Kingston, NY
 
Creative Conversions
(315) 457-2353
1232 Morgan Rd Creative Conversions
Liverpool, NY
 
Aarlington Audio Video
(845) 452-9100
488 Freedom Plains Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 
Cyber Home Networks
(845) 223-1628
PO Box 10
Stormville, NY
 
EPI Systems Integration
(845) 855-1426
538 Route 22
Pawling, NY
 
Video Installations Plus, Inc.
(914) 328-1771
404 Pine Grove Lane Video Installations Plus, Inc.
Hartsdale, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(718) 698-7546
2795 RICHMOND AVE
Staten Island, NY
 

Securing AV Systems

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Source: PRO AV Magazine
Publication date: October 1, 2005

By Tim Cape, CTS-D

Before the digital age of AV, security for an AV system meant either adding a locked door for the whole system or physical security panels on individual pieces of equipment. Audio equipment, in particular, such as equalizers, compressors, and amplifiers needed protection against anonymous tweakers. Some of these panels even had keys of their own. But with today's AV systems, it's no longer that simple.

Before DSP and networking took hold in AV, there was digital control of analog devices, primarily using the big three control technologies: RS232, IR, and relays. Because the control signals only went from the control system processor to each device on dedicated wiring, and control system programming was a relatively rare and esoteric art, there wasn't much security required in these systems except for the same old audio device protections. Later, with the advent of analog devices with built-in digital control at the front panel, physical security panels became less necessary in some cases. The front panel could simply be locked out while the analog device behind it kept working.

Now we have other concerns. DSP has become mainstream — at least for audio systems. And Ethernet, both wired and wireless, is now mandatory for almost any pro AV system. Spread spectrum, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies are also showing up. All of these options have added more flexibility in pro AV systen.

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