May 16, 2013
SSI Associate Editor Ashley Willis speaks with Matrix Systems’ new CEO, Holly Tsourides. Tsourides discusses her plans for Matrix, shares sales and marketing tips, and offers advice for women in the security industry.
March 20, 2013
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has released two new profiles — one for access control and the other for intrusion detection — as well as a tool for testing whether products conform to the profiles.
March 7, 2013
As the new Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Open Network Video Interface Forum, Per Björkdahl of Axis Communications is now leading the organization’s charge to create and promote IP standards within video surveillance and other physical security areas. He joins the conversation to discuss ONVIF’s work.
December 20, 2012
IMS Research has released its annual video surveillance trends for the year ahead. The predictions for 2013 and beyond, serve to provide insight into key trends and opportunities in the global video surveillance industry.
December 20, 2012
HID Global has released its annual Top 10 list of access control trends for the coming year, which focus heavily Near Field Communications (NFC), adoption of mobile devices and cloud-based services. Following are the trends, Nos. 1-5, with explanations:
December 20, 2012
HID Global has released its annual Top 10 list of access control trends for the coming year, which focus heavily Near Field Communications (NFC), adoption of mobile devices and cloud-based services. Following are the trends, Nos. 6-10, with explanations:
September 14, 2012
After spending $1 million last year to install swipe cards and more than 300 cameras at eight Hermiston (Ore.) schools, administrators say they have seen a drastic decrease in bullying and harassment incidents and a substantial reduction of graffiti at all the facilities.
May 16, 2012
G4S Technology has been selected by Iberdrola USA (IUSA) to upgrade the energy firm’s existing access control and video surveillance systems.
January 3, 2012
With a goal of breaking into the visitor management market, HID Global has acquired secure visitor management supplier EasyLobby of Needham, Mass.
September 30, 2011
Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending.
September 29, 2011
As physical security becomes more emeshed in the logical world on networks it becomes ever more imperative for the establishment of device, system and installation standards. This is an area that has been sorely lacking in the electronic security realm, and so it has justifiably been receiving more attention. Still, there remains much work to be done.
September 1, 2011
The September issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION features my in-depth interview with United Technologies Corp. (UTC) Global Security Products President Kelly Romano. To add some balance to that piece with an objective, I spoke to three of the industry’s top analysts, including Sandy Jones, principal of Sandra Jones & Co., Bill Bozeman, president/CEO of PSA Security Network, and Walter Bailey, CEO and senior managing director of Focus Consulting Partners LLC.
June 3, 2011
A new report filed by CNN indicates the nation's pharmacies are subject of widespread rising thefts and robberies. This story got me fired up thinking about the solutions the security industry could offer these businesses and the associated opportunities for installing contractors and monitoring providers.
February 9, 2011
The February issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes the feature article "Service With a Recurring Revenue Smile," which addresses how to successfully incorporate service and maintenance agreements into an installing company's portfolio. One of the sources cited in the piece was Mike Vertolli, CEO of Vineland, N.J.-based ComTec Systems.
November 1, 2010
Whether it is a financial institution, a retail store or any commercial building, the story is the same: security budgets are tight and customers have a short time-frame to install and update their security systems.
August 27, 2010
Community North Hospital in Indianapolis has recently installed 11 Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies' Schlage L-Series anti-ligature knobs on doors to patient assessment rooms and restrooms in the facility's psychiatric pavilion.
July 21, 2010
Stevens will assist with complicated deployments and upgrades, as well as configurations and system audits. He will also help create custom scripts, reports and interfaces to third party systems.
June 30, 2010
The UltraShield finish inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microbes on the surface of the hardware.
June 30, 2010
Whitby, Ontario, Canada-based Keyscan Inc. releases its tailgating detection device (TDS) for high security applications.
June 28, 2010
Secura Key now offers its customers live interactive training at their own facilities, or any place with an Internet connection.