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Southwest Microwave Introduces New Generation INTREPID™
Proven perimeter solutions made even smarter with single-platform simplicity

Southwest Microwave’s new-generation INTREPID™ perimeter intrusion detection solutions offer systems integrators and end-users an integrated, multi-technology solution to address diverse outdoor perimeter security needs. The INTREPID™ Series II system, which provides fence, buried cable and digital microwave protection alternatives, couples performance enhancements to Southwest Microwave’s field-proven INTREPID™ intelligent detection technologies with the simplicity of single-platform technology.                                                         

                     Absco Team Spotlight!

           Ken Day - Senior Journey Technician

Relationships are key at Absco, and when you look at Ken Day’s 18 years at Absco, building great relationships is one of the things he’s known for.  Ken is an exceptional Journey Technician, who consistently delivers high quality experiences for his customers.  Ken handles a very wide variety of systems and issues, while receiving endless praise from those he interacts with.  If you need a guy who will do whatever it takes to accomplish whatever is needed, on any given day….it’s Ken Day.  And, on the personal side, Ken has coached an award winning girls softball team that churns out championship after championship!  Way to go Ken….we’re grateful you’re on the Absco Team!!!

                What Color Where Her Eyes?      

                                                          By Erick Slabaugh

     Mega-pixel Cameras and Recording Quality Are Changing Granular Information 

Have you ever watched the detective show where they use a video recording of a reflection in the mirror of a passing pick-up truck to solve the murder case when the investigator says to the IT tech “enhance that for me”?  For most of the last decade scenes like this would make me cringe because the perception was that we could do something like that.  While this example may be a little extreme, I recently observed the facial features of a pedestrian in the reflection of a store window at 400 yards using one of Avigilon’s 16 mega-pixel cameras from the recorded images.  While watching things live, observing an overview of the activity on the street, I hadn’t even noticed the pedestrian.  But upon review we were able to digitally zoom in on any area of the recording and increase the pixels displayed on the monitor to the maximum quantity recorded.  In doing so I could actually identify our mystery shopper and give you her height, hair color, complexion and a host of other potential identifying features.  In the past our video systems were limited by line count and recording quality with the recording quality often being much worse than the image that was initially displayed on a live video monitor feed.  Today we can record high mega-pixel images which have much greater detail stored in them than we watch live on the monitor, giving us the opportunity to pick out much greater detail upon review than we see live.  While we will never be able to “enhance” non-existent pixels to provide a clearer image, the potential of the quantity of pixels that we can record and store is greater than what we might visually observe ourselves.  Quality of image recorded is rapidly overtaking quantity of images in importance.  The ability to identify a license plate or a person is critical to increasing security and decreasing threat (and in solving that fictional murder).


Your Story

We've heard from several of our customers, and the people their businesses affect, about how their systems have saved lives, saved money, impacted efficiencies or been creative solutions to unique challenges.  We'd love to hear your story if you've got one, and would like to have it published in an upcoming Absco Speak, send it to


Facebook - "Like" Us

The Absco Solutions Team has been having fun with an "Absco - Knows No Limits" #KNL campaign for a few months.  Check out some of the crazy places you'll find our team.....we'd like to get you on our page too!!!


Two Seahawks Tickets
One Great Game

Customer Referral Contest

Why Not You!  Why Not Us!
We know that the best referrals are the great ones that come from someone who knows and trusts you.  So, in the spirit of being a World Champion town, we've got two great Home Game tickets for a Seahawks 2014 game, that will be up for grabs!  Here's how you get in on the drawing:  Refer a business or organization to us, and your name will be entered for every submission, into the drawing, August 1, 2014.  For referral criteria, contact Laurie Hauser at

Customer Highlight

"I just wanted you to know what a professional and outstanding crew you sent out today.  Given that our cabling company failed miserably to get everything set up for your crews camera installation, they jumped right in and did what was necessary to get the job done.  I couldn’t have been more impressed and very pleased the way your crew performed.

The new cameras look fantastic.  Management was blown away at the quality of the video the new cameras provided.

Once again Absco came through with outstanding results.  I will not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone needing CCTV systems.

Thanks again for all your hard work in getting this job done!!"

Patrick Farrell, Portfolio Manager





Columbia Tower Club

Upcoming Professionals Roundtable Events

Avigilon and Identive are partnering with Absco for two events at the Columbia Tower Club in May!  We are  bringing Security Professionals together from the college arena (campus focus) for one event,  and the other event for engineering/consulting firms, to discuss some of today's leading issues and future challenges.  This is a great opportunity to hear what new technology advances are coming, and discuss hot topics with industry peers.  If you're interested in either event, contact Laurie Hauser, at




Partnering With The WLS

By being awarded a State contract by the WLS, we are now able to provide discounted services to any educational organization that is or becomes a member of the WLS.  This partnership gives schools and campuses the ability to have Absco implement their video surveillance, access control and/or security services without being forced to undergo the bid process. 
Absco has been keeping schools and campuses secure for over 25 years, and we’re looking forward to the new relationships we’ll build as we bring Avigilon, and other educationally focused products to them!


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