Securing AV Systems Watertown 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
(315) 782-0867
21085 SALMON RUN MALL LOOP W
Watertown, NY
 
Soundworks of NY, Inc.
(914) 765-0461
10 Wago Avenue
Armonk, NY
 
Rowe Photo, Audio & Video
(585) 872-9110
1175 Ridge Rd Rowe Photo, Audio & Video
Webster, NY
 
Guaranteed Alarm & Glass, Inc.
(718) 646-4110
3029 Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(914) 946-0707
299 N CENTRAL AVE
Hartsdale, NY
 
Big Apple Music
(315) 788-9776
115 Sand Street
Watertown, NY
 
Osbee Industries, Inc.
(914) 777-6611
99 Calvert StreetSte. 100
Harrison, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, Pioneer Plasma Displays, Fujitsu, Sim2 Projectors, Monster Cable, Niles Audio, Sonance, Middle Atlantic, AudioControl, ReQuest Mutlimedia, Integra Home Theater, Key Digital Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Peter Burke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jared Ross, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- David Sussman, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Video Installations Plus, Inc.
(914) 328-1771
404 Pine Grove Lane Video Installations Plus, Inc.
Hartsdale, NY
 
Digital Home Systems
(914) 413-6307
38 South Ridge St. Digital Home Systems
Rye Brook, NY
 
Systems Design Company
(631) 283-3455
158 County Rd 39 Ste. 1
Southampton, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems
Brands
Every system that we install and design has different requirements. We insure that the products we use for our projects are the best possible solutions for our client''s performance and budget requirements.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ken McMahon, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Mike Murphy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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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