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4 Basic Tech Groups Comprise Healthy Security Diet

The electronic security industry continues to soar beyond its hardware-based legacy into the new world of software-centric solutions. Find out how the four main areas of technology are interacting today, and why mobile apps are becoming the apple of security professionals’ eyes.



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CMOS technology allows circuit designs that yield low power consumption and high noise immunity. Both properties advance hardware performance. Photo: ©istockphoto.comApps now leverage and optimize smartphones in ways that are quite useful to security professionals and law enforcement, witnessed in the unfortunate Boston Marathon incident. Many sources of data were pulled from mobile devices, including those of the perpetrators, to assist law enforcement with their apprehension.

Apps and back-office software that provide new ways to deliver on the RMR business model continue to get more exciting in delivering LUT to everyone. By enabling your phone with an app, you can have a virtual police department in your purse or pocket. Today if you are traveling alone through dark alleys, you can set a destination timer and if you miss your ETA due to a gang of hooligans, your phone quietly turns on (no lights or displays to alarm the thugs). The device then delivers steaming video, audio, geo-position and text communications to a security command center, central station or campus police department.

Talk about a first responder’s dream tool for efficient notification, location and identification. By the way, it’s very cost effective. These apps leverage investments made by the big companies like Google, Apple, Motorola and Amazon, while we reap the benefits.

Now back to my book and glass of zin.

Paul Boucherle, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC), is principal of Canfield, Ohio-based Matterhorn Consulting. He has more than 30 years of diverse security and safety industry experience.

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Business Management · Systems Integration · Communications · Firmware · Hardware · Mobile Apps · Paul Boucherle · The Convergence Channel by Paul Boucherle · All Topics

About the Author
Paul Boucherle
Paul C. Boucherle, Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Certified Sherpa Coach (CSC), is Security Sales & Integration’s “Convergence Channel” columnist. A principal of Matterhorn Consulting, he has more than 30 years of diverse security and safety industry experience including UL central station operations, risk-vulnerability assessments, strategic security program design and management of industry convergence challenges. Boucherle has successfully guided top-tier companies in achieving enhanced ROI resulting from improved sales and operational management techniques. He is a charismatic speaker and educator on a wide range of critical topics relating to the security industry of today and an accomplished corporate strategist and marketer whose vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the security industry sector.
Contact Paul Boucherle: paul@matterhornconsulting.com
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