PR: Group337 and Momentum Security Training Partner to Bring Next Level Training and Certification to the Physical Security Industry Aug 24, 2021

Bethesda, Md., August 19, 2021 Group337, a team of experts focused on activating the companies, brands, and people in the security industry through insights, intuition, and ideas, today announced their partnership with Momentum Security Training, an online, context-based education platform serving the physical security industry and its users. Members of Group337’s industry community group, The Inside Community, will receive discounts and exclusive offers through the collaboration.

A division of MxV Consulting, LLC, Momentum Security Training offers flexible and modular physical security training focused on new technologies and best practices for integrators, manufacturers, and end-users. Courses are led by seasoned security experts who have been hands-on in the field for decades. The real-world knowledge students receive allows them to walk away with safer practices, better industry knowledge, and overall technical skills. 

"Group337 is excited to collaborate with Momentum Security Training to bring education and certifications to our community," said Lee Odess, Founder and CEO of Group337. “We recognize the value training and certification brings to not only young professionals in our industry but anyone looking to expand their knowledge and expertise.”

“Partnering with Group337 was an easy decision, they are equally passionate about education in the security industry as we are. They have done a fantastic job with providing industry research and building a community,” added Principal and CEO of MxV Consulting, Chris Wilson. “We are looking forward to working with Group337, and the community, to move the security industry forward by bringing value-added education to security professionals.”

To learn more about this exclusive partnership, join The Inside Community and visit Momentum Security Training.


About Group337
Group337 is a team of experts focused on activating the security industry's companies, brands, and people through insights, intuition, and ideas. Founded in 2020 in Bethesda, MD by Lee Odess, Group337, along with The Inside and Security Industry Metrics, provides companies and the community with the tools they need to navigate digital transformation and accelerate their growth. Group337 is the growth platform for the security industry.

About MxV Consulting, LLC
MxV Consulting, LLC is a consulting company that offers online training and project/technology consulting for the physical security industry. 

Momentum Security Training is a division of MxV Consulting, LLC and is an online, context-based education platform serving the Physical Security Industry and its users. Our mission is to disrupt the status quo in the security industry by offering manufacturer agnostic training to dealer/integrators, end-users, manufacturers, and investors in the space. We empower our students with an education that tells them why and not just how something works. Flexible, modular learning to fill the gaps or train from the bottom up with instructors with decades of experience in the industry.

Supervision Resistors – Why You Need Them & How to Install Aug 09, 2021

EOL/EOLR? If you’ve been an installer long, you’ve no doubt seen this noted somewhere.  With supervision resistors having been around for so long, and such an important thing to have, why do installers still put them in incorrectly, if at all?  I must believe it’s because they just don’t understand why and how to use them properly (sure, some are just lazy but I’m not here to call them out!).

An End-Of-Line resistor (abbreviated as EOL or EOLR) supervises the wiring between the controller and the end of line device (door contact, request to exit device, input push button, etc.). When feasible, every input device should have an EOL resistor at the device. This way the controller can automatically monitor the integrity of the system against tampering. 

Intrusion systems use a “closed circuit” detection scheme where it monitors for the resistive value at the door contact. The panel normally sees the EOL resistor at the end of the detection circuit, assuming the door is closed.  A short on a wire causes a trouble condition while an open indicates the door is open. If the EOL resistor is at the contact on a door, the controller “sees” the wire open when the door is opened and “sees” the resistor when the door is closed. The thief who shorts wires together ‘hides’ the EOL resistor from the panel, by the panel seeing a short rather than resistive value, letting the controller know that something is going on. The thief who cuts the wire causes an open circuit, the same as if he had opened the door, presenting as the door is ‘open’ when not actually open, also causing the end user to investigate and realize there is a problem.  As you can see, if you don’t put the resistor at the true end of line, you leave the system vulnerable to tampering and not indicating a fault or alarm status appropriately.

Hold-up alarms and Fire alarms use an "open circuit" detection scheme. The panel normally sees the EOL resistor at the end of the detection circuit. A short on the wire causes an alarm and a break in the wire causes a trouble report.

There are also more advanced systems that allow for double (and even triple) end of line supervision but let’s get everyone installing a single resistor first!

MxV Consulting, LLC Announces the Launch of Momentum Security Training Jul 27, 2021

Upper Sandusky, OH – July 26th, 2021 - MxV Consulting, LLC is excited to announce the launch of Momentum Security Training; an online, context-based education platform serving the Physical Security Industry and its users.


Momentum Security training is providing a solution to technician shortages and lack of training options in the physical security industry and is disrupting the status quo by providing context-based education that empowers its students to deliver high-quality solutions.


Legacy training has been either manufacturer taught or peer taught, each of which has limitations. In the past, security training consisted of teaching someone how to do something, Momentum Security Training empowers students to learn WHY the technology works. So no matter the situation or product, there is a deeper understanding of the technology and the theory behind it.


With classes like Introduction to the Security Industry, Momentum Security Training is targeting new employees in manufacturing, investors, and end-users. Basic and fundamental courses are targeted at security dealers and integrators who want the competitive advantage of fully educated technicians to bring jobs in on time and on budget. These courses cover best practices, safety, and a deep dive into the fundamentals of physical security. New courses are constantly rolling out to cover topics such as video surveillance, installation, selling security, and intermediate and advanced technical topics.


Momentum Security Training is manufacturer-agnostic which allows for a wide variety of products and solutions to be taught while maintaining the integrity of its courses. Courses are packed with value-added knowledge from instructors with decades of first-hand experience in the field. Students are challenged after courses with assessments before a certificate can be received. 


With a platform that is flexible enough to learn from anywhere at any time and a modular, take only what you need structure; Momentum Security Training is offering a level of education never before seen in the security industry. With new courses launching regularly, we invite you to check out our website at