Parallel Creates K-12 Security User Group


On June 25th, Parallel Technologies brought together representatives from K-12 organizations from across Minnesota for its inaugural K-12 Security User Group meeting.

At this first event, Charles Reed, Regional Sales Manager for United Technologies’ LenelS2 provided the two dozen attendees with an overview of upcoming S2 improvements as well as insight on how to get the most out of their card access systems.

Following the card access discussion, Mark Bonde, Parallel Technologies’ Director Sales and Marketing – Building Infrastructure, presented on “The Future of Video Surveillance.”  In this discussion, he laid out the direction that surveillance technology is moving and how K-12 organizations can plan accordingly for future installations.… Continue Reading

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Trends in Building Automation


Recently, Jay Stark, Parallel Technologies’ Director of Building Automation was interviewed on “Trends in Building Automation” by the Midlands Business Journal. Here are a few excerpts from his responses.

How can automated building controls make buildings more energy efficient? Reduction of energy consumption is one of the main drivers for modern building controls.  A state-of-the-art building control system measures the requirements of the building and operates mechanical and electrical systems to match the need.  Measurement takes the form of occupancy load, indoor and outdoor conditions, CO2 sensing, and other metrics. … Continue Reading

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Parallel Technologies Named to Security Business’ Fast 50


At ISC West in April, Security Business magazine unveiled it annual ranking of the top 50 fastest-growing security integrators. In its first year on the list, Parallel was ranked 15th.

According to CEO and President Dale Klein, inclusion on the list is “a reflection of the company’s commitment to creating a team that not only understands the global security landscape and how technology can be used to reduce risk and safeguard organizations but also how to bring more value to each customer engagement.”

To take a closer look at the Fast 50 list as well as the latest trends check out the April issue of Security Business magazine.… Continue Reading

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Five Considerations for Defining DAS Requirements


by Matthew Schwartz, Director of Technology and Engineering

Unreliable mobile communications is a growing problem for today’s businesses.  Whether it’s our mobile devices or the IoT devices that gather data and operate the machines that surround us, we are dependent on connectivity.  Dropped calls and no availability to data services including email and other communications platforms results in decreased productivity and lost revenue.  Compounding this issue, new construction practices, including low-e glass and super-insulated structures are making it more difficult for signal to penetrate into buildings.… Continue Reading

Essential Data Center Operation Knowledge Capture and Transfer


by Chris Pinc, Director of Data Center Operations

Technology has empowered us with greater communication tools. It also throws unique data, reports and dashboards at us every day. Yet, all this information lacks any resemblance in the way of knowledge-sharing.

Especially in data centers, where so much of the knowledge is gathered through experience and contextual understanding – from nuances in cabinet design to the circumstances surrounding past mechanical issues. This knowledge shapes incoming data and information streams for purposeful action, goals or plans.… Continue Reading

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