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
 
Advanced Home Environments, Inc.
(914) 738-8200
445 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Artison,Bay Audio, Crestron, Definitive Technology, Elan, Epson, Fujitsu, Integra, Krell, Linn, Madison Fielding, Marantz, Meridian, Middle Atlantic, Monster Cable, Niles, Panamax, Speakercraft, Stewart,Universal Remote, Vantage Controls
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Joe Sicuranzo, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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

Magnolia Home Theater
(516) 561-7213
6 WEST CIRCLE DR
Valley Stream, NY
 
HD4U
(516) 647-1068
628 LONG ISLAND AVE
DEER PARK, NY
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Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Nuvo distributed audio systems (direct dealer) Hitachi (direct dealer) Niles Ominimount Boston Sherwood and much more
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Tomasz Myszke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Big Apple Music
(315) 788-9776
115 Sand Street
Watertown, NY
 
Magnolia Home Theater
(718) 626-7585
5001 NORTHERN BLVD
Long Island City, NY
 
Audio Video Salon
(212) 249-4104
238 East 75Th Street
New York, NY
 
Audio Services
(845) 359-6622
83 Old Western Pwy
Blauvelt, 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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