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Low Voltage Nation Podcast

Low Voltage Nation Podcast

By Low Voltage Nation Podcast
We built a community to help you carve out a fulfilling career path in low voltage and technology. Low Voltage Nation talks about the low voltage, construction, and technology industry and how we can help you become part of it.

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Low Voltage Nation Podcast

9.4 ISC West Project Management Software and Cable Trays
We discuss a range of topics including ISC West recap, project management software, and everyone's favorite: cable trays.   BIT INC:
August 24, 2021
9.3 Ava Security ISC West and LVN Updates
Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos talk about Ava Security, ISC West, and other LVN Updates
August 10, 2021
9.2 Access Control and BIT
This is Episode 1 of the LVN Podcast Reboot! Tonight we talk about Access Control, OSDP, Feenics, WaveLynx, and LifeSafety Power with our hosts Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos
July 13, 2021
8.7 Lee Renfroe GoFroe Fireside Chat
Lee Refroe is the owner of GoFroe, a low voltage and security company in southern Georgia. He is also the BICSI Southeast Regional Director. 
December 29, 2020
8.6 Chuck Bowser RCDD Fireside Chat
Chuck Bowser hosts a podcast: 5 Minutes with a RCDD:
October 19, 2020
Bytes with BIT Episode 02
August 21, 2020
Bytes with BIT Episode 01
Working at Dish Network
August 17, 2020
8.5 David Richards Chatsworth Fireside Chat
David Richards is the Product Manager for Opens Systems at Chatsworth. He is also the Board Treasurer for BICSI.
August 10, 2020
8.3 Reginald Pierre CHECKTECH Fireside Chat
Fireside Chat with Blake Urmos and Reginald Pierre CEO of CHECKTECH
July 20, 2020
8.1 MSP Weekly Round Table
Brandon Weber TSC IT Marco Chaffiotte EnterpriseCC Ray Cline Libertas Consulting
July 2, 2020
7.9 Nick Francoeur HTx Services Fireside Chat
Nick Francoeur does MSP work with HTx Services out of New York. Super pumped to get this LVN member on the show and talk network engineering and how he provides top notch services to his customers. 
June 10, 2020
7.8 Justin Hermann Smart IT Fireside chat
Justin Hermann from Smart IT
June 8, 2020
7.7 Anthony Castillo Low Voltage Labor Solutions Fireside Chat
Blake Urmos interviews Anthony Castillo of Low Voltage Labor Solutions
June 3, 2020
7.5 Cameras with BIT Episode 9
Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos talk Wisenet SPD-151, Berk-Tek, Wilson antennas, Thermal Cameras
May 17, 2020
7.4 Cameras with BIT Episode 8
Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos talk about the Unifi Doorbell, ISC West Debacle, Paxton and Hanwha Integration, Brivo ACS100 Single-Door Combo Controller/Reader, Wisenet Wave, and Cloudflare.
May 2, 2020
7.1 Brent White and Tim Roberts Fireside Chat
Covert Entry, Physical Security Assessments, Social Engineering, and Penetration Testing
April 19, 2020
7.0 Kaleb Smith G-Systems Fireside Chat
Kaleb Smith and Blake Urmos talk structured cabling and managing teams.
April 17, 2020
6.9 William Neville lowvoltguy Fireside Chat
William does large structured cabling jobs with fiber and copper out of Portland, OR
April 3, 2020
6.8 Cameras with BIT Episode 7
Mason Bortz of BIT Inc and Blake Urmos discuss ISC West, Cameras, Tornadoes, and a little bit about COVID-19.
March 27, 2020
6.7 Jeff Gasper Maneuver Networks Fireside Chat
We talk with the CEO of Maneuver Networks, Jeff Gasper. Maneuver Networks manufactures value for their customers by providing professional services and consulting support in the telecommunications space.
March 25, 2020
6.6 Cameras with BIT Episode 6
Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos talk about cable trays, Hanwha, and LifeSafety Power
February 28, 2020
6.5 MSP Weekly Ray Cline Libertas Consulting
Brandon Weber and Blake Urmos talk with Ray Cline of Libertas Consulting
February 24, 2020
6.4 MSP Weekly Episode 4 Ed Tatsch ETS Networks
Brandon Weber interviews Ed Tatsch, owner of ETS Networks, and MSP out of Western North Carolina.
February 15, 2020
6.3 Raymond Karim Wire Guys Fireside Chat
Raymond Karim with Wire Guys discusses access control, alarms, and cameras.
February 6, 2020
6.2 Michael Wayne Ringfree Fireside Chat
Michael Wayne of Ringfree chats with Blake Urmos about the future of Low Voltage Nation and how Ringfree can help.
January 31, 2020
6.1 Fiber Cartel Podcast Episode 2 Bucket Truck
Low Voltage Nation and Fiber Cartel talk Bucket Trucks and the recent trip to Nashville
January 22, 2020
6.0 Dave Kennedy Founder of Binary Defense and TrustedSec Fireside Chat
Blake Urmos interviews Dave Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec, Binary Defense, and DerbyCon. We dive into Dave's service as a United States Marine,  working for Diebold as Chief Security Officer, and how he left his dream job to create some of the best information security companies in the world.
January 13, 2020
5.6 Fibercartel Podcast Episode 1 Frozen Fiber
Manny and Blake talk about sitting in a parking lot at Home Depot and how to make $10k/week splicing fiber optic cable in a bucket truck.
December 20, 2019
5.5 Cameras with BIT Episode 004
Mason Bortz and Blake Urmos talk about cameras and structured cabling
December 19, 2019
5.3 Josh Levetan Live Wired Systems Fireside Chat
Josh and Blake talk about Brivo, WinPak, and some EDC fun.
December 10, 2019
5.1 fibercartel Fireside Chat
Manny Fresh aka. @fibercartel and Blake Urmos have a little chat about being on the road, terminating fiber, and fixing a 600 pair copper line.
December 4, 2019
5.0 Brandon Weber TSC IT Fireside Chat
Brandon Weber and Blake Urmos talk about MSP's, Passportal, Datto, Autotask, and Binary Defense.
December 2, 2019
4.9 Cameras with BIT Proposals
Mason Bortz of BIT and Blake Urmos of Low Voltage Nation talk cameras and proposals
November 25, 2019
4.8 What Would Marco Do Episode 0 Structured Cabling
This is Ground Zero for a new series around what Marco Chaffiotte of EnterpriseCC would do. In this episode we discuss his Structured Cabling project workflow.
November 21, 2019
4.7 PDK Brach Bengzten Fireside Chat
Great episode with Brach Bengzten of PDK. We get to hear about how ProdataKey is making access control systems that are user and installer friendly.
November 19, 2019
4.6 Uncle Baer Talks ASIS CPTED and PSP
Blake and Uncle Baer talk about ASIS, PSP, CPTED, and the holistic approach of info/physical security.
November 13, 2019
4.5 Anthony Romeo Wise Components Fireside Chat
Anthony Romeo and Blake Urmos talk about wire, components, and adapting to the market
November 11, 2019
4.4 Cable and Connections Tharron Forquer Fireside Chat
We chat about supplying low volts with cables, connections, and tools.
November 9, 2019
4.3 BIT Cameras Introduction
Mason Bortz from BIT and Blake Urmos from Low Voltage Nation talk all about cameras, VMS, NVR, DVR, and everything in between.
November 7, 2019
4.2 Angel Montalvo nysparky Fireside Chat
We talk Instagram, electrical work, and taking your education seriously
November 4, 2019
4.1 Coby Morein Fireside Chat
We talk about safety, structured cabling, and data closet clean up
October 25, 2019
4.0 Will Hoffman cbstechny Fireside Chat
Will works at CBS Studios New York and does systems integrations and structured cabling. He has one of the coolest Instagram accounts on the internet.
October 22, 2019
3.9 Austin White Fireside Chat
We talk about structured cabling, the Slack Channel, and cable management. Austin White is based out of Louisville, KY.
October 21, 2019
3.8 Uncle Baer Fireside Chat
We talk about access control, security, locks, and building the community with podcasts!
October 18, 2019
3.7 Steve Vanhorn Hossier Sparky Fireside Chat
We talk about access control, security, fire alarm systems, and how to STAY ORGANIZED!
October 17, 2019
3.6 Brian Akerley AB Lock and Security
We talk about access control, structured cabling, and locks. Check out A&B Lock and Security
October 16, 2019
3.5 Chuck Hartsell IBEW Local 58 Fireside Chat
A very special episode with a member of IBEW Local 58. We talk union, structured cabling, and apprenticeship.
October 14, 2019
3.4 Josh Chesney Fireside Chat
Great chat with Josh Chesney! We talk about broadcast engineering, carving out a career path, and starting a podcast.
October 12, 2019
3.3 Robert Lewis Audio Video Excellence Fireside Chat
Robert Lewis and I had a great discussion on growing a business and lessons learned along the way. A big part of it was profitability, key person dependency, and mentorship programs.
October 10, 2019
3.2 Kevin Phillippi Prime AV and Erik Bouck Attic Snook
They stopped their truck to get on this show! It is so raw and a TON of fun to talk to folks in the field! Kevin and Erik were getting after it doing an install and hang out for about 45 minutes to get hyped on the show! I love it!
October 8, 2019
3.1 Kyle Figueroa Electrical Fireside Chat
Kyle Figueroa is a seasoned electrician and technician. He is a huge advocate for getting young talent in the trade. Had such a fun and educational chat with him.
October 8, 2019
2.9 Joseph Speciale Scorpion Security Systems Fireside Chat
Had a really great and fun chat with Joseph Speciale of Scorpion Security Systems. He is Toronto doing structured cabling, fiber optics, and security systems.
October 6, 2019
3.0 Marc Nagao Cisco Small Business and Cramer Snuggs Cascade Tech
Very special episode to kick off Season 3 of the Low Voltage Nation Podcast! What an incredible journey so far! Marc Nagao of Cisco Small Business along side with Cramer Snuggs of Cascade Technologies talk about the Partner Army and building the community.
October 4, 2019
2.8 Mason Bortz BIT Fireside Chat
Great chat about structured cabling, microphones, and technology with Mason Bortz!
October 4, 2019
2.7 Tom Livolsi CTS Fireside Chat
What a great chat with Tom Livolsi, President of CTS based out of Raleigh, NC. We talked about running a business, project management, and employee retention. Tom founded CTS based on his vision that converged technologies should be designed, engineered, and supported by a single source. This single implementer approach is the only true way to capture the efficiencies of IP based solutions and maximize the value for his clients.
October 2, 2019
2.6 Marco Chaffiotte EnterpriseCC Fireside Chat
Marco Chaffiotte is the CEO of EnterpriseCC and he likes to get in the field to check in with his team. We talk about running a business, structured cabling, and the tools we use to be successful in the back office and the field.
October 1, 2019
2.5 Mark Sterle WikiLocks Fireside Chat
This podcast goes pretty deep into some of the day-to-day as a marketing director. We talk infosec, CRM, and building relationships. Mark Sterle has been in the MSP and Infosec game for many years. This guy really knows his stuff and how to build relationships. He is currently the Director of Sales for WikiLocks and specializes in document encryption.
September 30, 2019
2.3 Mark Hewitt IGS Security and Solutions Fireside Chat
Mark Hewitt from IGS Security and Solutions in Columbus Ohio talks about security camera, structured cabling, and being part of the Instagram community we are building. What are great guy and a fun chat!
September 28, 2019
2.2 Lock Alchemy Mark Selent Fireside Chat
Always a pleasure hanging out with a fellow Northeast Ohioan! What a great episode chatting about access control, locks, and taking a deeper dive into running a business. Check out Mark Selent of Lock Alchemy:
September 19, 2019
2.1 Erik Bouck Attic Snook Fireside Chat
Erik Bouck "The Attic Snook" is a very skilled low voltage technician that loves getting in the attics and running cable. We talked a lot about pre-wire, tools, and the importance of documentation. Steven Geddes and Blake Urmos of Guardian Systems have questions and Erik Bouck has answers. Check Erik out on Instagram:
September 16, 2019
1.8 FiberNinja Fireside Chat
FiberNinja has a strong presence on YouTube and Instagram. He specializes in.... wait for it. FIBER. He has a lot of great instructional videos, especially his data closet rehab YouTube videos. Check him out:
September 2, 2019
1.7 Jon Lawry Co-Founder of Pro-watch Fireside Chat
We talk about the genesis of Pro-watch and how Jon built the software and eventually was sold to Honeywell. Steven Geddes, VP of Operations of Guardian Systems joins us. Hosted by Blake Urmos of Low Voltage Nation
August 25, 2019
1.6 Mick Andrews of First Point Comms Fireside Chat
This was such an incredible opportunity to speak with someone way across the world and down under in Melbourne Australia! We talked fiber to the node and home, copper fault finding, and training people getting into the industry. Check out Mick Andrews on Instagram:
August 20, 2019
1.5 Chris Wilson Fireside Chat
Chris Wilson is a seasoned low voltage and already solid technician. He currently installs nurse call systems in hospitals. He not only installs and programs the systems, he also coordinates and manages the projects and customer relationships.
August 18, 2019
1.1 Steven Geddes VP of Operations of Guardian Systems
Fireside chat with Steven Geddes VP of Operations, Guardian Systems in Smyrna Tennessee. We talk about challenges faced as a team leader in the access control and security industry.
July 23, 2019
1.0 Chris Cornwell
On this episode we sit down with Chris Cornwell my good friend and the guy that introduced me to low voltage
July 21, 2019