The security industry offers a staggering array of technology today. Obvious examples include high definition video, analytics, biometrics and wireless devices. However, digging deeper reveals fascinating wrinkles within those areas as well as a host of fresh and inventive approaches addressing other security needs and challenges. SSI’s 2010 Top 30 Technology Innovations gives some of the year’s head-turning creations (a 10-megapixel camera!) due recognition but at the same time also drills down to uncover hidden gems (pool alarm anyone?) that might otherwise have slipped under the radar.
Whether you are looking to increase profitability, become more efficient, make installations and troubleshooting easier, expand your business’ portfolio of offerings, satisfy random curiosity or sate your inner techno geek, you’re assured of discovering something in this year’s Top 30 picks that tickles your fancy. In fact, although the judging criterion limits each manufacturer to a single entry, this year’s list includes access control, fire/life-safety, intrusion detection and video surveillance applications, and spans at least 21 different types of technologies.
As you might expect, the choices by SSI columnists Bob Dolph (“Tech Talk”) and Steve Payne (“Convergence Channel“) are by and large indicative of their respective fortes. What all the selections share in common is offering owners/managers, salespeople and technicians of installing security providers a wealth of opportunities and benefits. With ‘oohs and aahs’ all around, SSI is delighted to present — in alphabetical order by writer — 2010’s Top 30 Technology Innovations.
Bob Dolph’s Picks:
Steve Payne’s Picks:
View the 2010 Technology Breakthroughs PDF.
SSI Technical Writers Bob Dolph and Steve Payne and Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine can be reached at [email protected].