By: Ralph C. Jensen - Published in Security Products Magazine - September 2014
Idesco Corp. started in the security business in the early
1940s. They began with ID badging for the Department of the Army. Well, times
have changed, a lot, in the past seven or eight decades but one constant is
that Idesco is still involved in security. In fact, company president Andrew
Schonzeit says Idesco’s biggest asset, as an integrator, is that they "stay one
The challenges of saying goodbye to big ugly security and hello to efficiency
By: Michael Perlow - Published in the New York Real Estate Journal - August 2014
I personally have been in the
security business for over 25 years. Now more than ever, clients are looking
for assistance defining what solution will meet or exceed their needs. Whether
those needs are well defined at the present moment or not, clients are looking
for a solution provider to help fine tune their requests in line with today's
level of technology and their needs while making the intended solution blend
into their interior or exterior building aesthetics.
By: Deborah O’Mara - Published in Security Dealer & Integrator magazine - July 2014
in the systems integration industry over the last several years have been
mind-boggling. But any consternation over what’s happening can, with a little
imagination, be turned into new avenues of recurring monthly revenue (RMR).
It is not
just the traditional systems integration industry that has been affected. Every
low voltage discipline — from contractors who play in the residential sound
space, to IT providers who focus on network controls and infrastructure — is
facing dwindling hardware profit margins.
By: Rodney Bosch - Published in Security Sales & Integration magazine - August 2014
Idesco Corp. has
opened a new showroom in New York City to provide customers with live demos of
its key security products. The integrator offers a wide array of security
solutions, including ID card printers, video surveillance cameras, access
control systems and software.
By: Andrew Schonzeit - Published in the New York Real Estate Journal - August 2010
NEW YORK, NY Few companies with-
stand the test of time like Idesco
Corp. The New York Real Estate
Journal sat down with its princi-
pal, Andrew Schonzeit, to discuss
NYREJ: Andy, after 66 years
Idesco continues to flourish, can
you explain how?
AS: Idesco prides itself on adapta-
tion. We identify what we believe are
going to be future industry trends,
spend a considerable amount of
time and money in learning about
them and then if we feel that they
warrant it, we invest in them. We are
conservative in our approach and
rather than dive right in we take our
time to make sure that our decisions
By: Michael Troiani - Published in the New York Real Estate Journal - March 2010
As technology constantly evolves,
IP access control is quickly moving
forward with both new installations
and retrofitting existing legacy ac-
cess control systems. The control
panel concept is quickly being
replaced for access control just as
the DVR is being replaced with IP
When the Egged bus company, the national bus
company of Israel, wanted to develop a badge that would allow company
officials, employees, and their families to ride some bus routes free of
charge, they also wanted to ensure that the badges would not be misused or
duplicated by others.
There’s a famous old saying: “You can be safe a hundred times, but you only die once.” A group of miners enter a mine every work day for years, uneventfully. Suddenly one day, shortly after they enter there is an explosion and many of them are killed or injured. An owner/pilot of a small plane is interviewed on the radio and explains how safe flying is. Three days later he flies into a building and is killed. A skyscraper is filled with security devices of all kinds and is guarded on all sides. A huge airliner deliberately crashes into it, destroying the building and killing almost everyone inside the building.
It was time for the renewal of my library membership. So I entered the administrative office area where I promptly filled out a new application form. Then an instant photo camera captured my image. It was developed immediately, placed on a preprinted card with the organization’s preprinted logo. Then a clerk typed in my name on the card and had the card laminated. It was then handed to me. The clerk told me I was ready for another year at the library.
In the normal course of our lives, we generally wake up in the morning, knowing the sun will come up as it always does-to the point that we really do not think of it. We go to our jobs, do work around the house, and send the kids off to school. We could remember a particular year in our lives, perhaps by an unusually big storm-say a hurricane or tornado. Or there may have been a prolonged drought or a particularly large snow storm. These are things that are bound to happen as the seasons change. Spring is followed by summer, then autumn, then winter.
It used to be setting up security for a sporting event was a simple administrative function. An official from the sponsoring event or from the team that either owned or had a working agreement with the stadium would negotiate a contract with a local security guard organization for a number of security guards to work the event and that was it.
Being a conscientious plant manager or supervisor, you have taken steps to insure your plant is safe and secure for the employees who work for you. Today, there isn’t a facility around that hasn’t taken steps to protect it from intruders. Just about everyone carries an identification card from his or her place of work. Access control systems are in place and many buildings are fenced in, some with barbed wire for added protection, many if not all with 24-hour guards and a main gate entrance.