Securing AV Systems Staten Island 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.

The Home Theater Connection
(917) 834-3213
280 S. Greenleaf Av.
Staten Island, NY
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- John Chance, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- ALvaro Espinoza, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Joseph Sprufero, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Astrum Entertainment
(718) 608-8889
42128 Hyland Blvd Astrum Entertainment
Staten Island, NY
 
Woodbridge Stereo Video
(732) 636-7777
751 Amboy Ave
Woodbridge, NJ
 
Woodbridge Stereo
(732) 636-7777
751 Amboy Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ
 
P & W Entertainment Systems
(718) 621-9246
1101 66th St #4F
Brooklyn, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(718) 698-7546
2795 RICHMOND AVE
Staten Island, NY
 
Sound City Electronics
(201) 436-5338
512-514 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Control4, Sony, Panasonic, Klipsch, Denon, Martin Logan, Russound, Sonos, Samsung, Yamaha, Niles, Bose, Universal, B&K, Atlantic Technology, Escient, Velodyne, Draper, Adcom, Sim2, Triad, and more
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Grazio Sorbara, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Nick Sorbara, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Woodbridge Stereo / Vide
751 Amboy Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ
 
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(718) 232-5709
1726 84th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 
DreamHome Technologies
(646) 825-8866
1100 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, 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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