December 26, 2012
The Security Industry Association (SIA) Director of Standards Joe Gittens shares what he thinks will be pressing security issues and surprises in 2013.
December 25, 2012
What challenges and opportunities does TRG Associates President John Brady expect the security industry will experience in 2013? Keep reading to find out!
December 24, 2012
Richard Bielen, NFPA's PE Division Manager for Fire Protection Systems shares his thoughts on where the electronic security industry is headed in 2013.
December 20, 2012
The January edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes our annual industry forecast as a cornerstone of our special 2013 Industry Forecast Issue. For the piece, I interviewed 20 of the industry’s most knowledgeable market analysts, business experts, systems integrators, manufacturer representatives and trade association directors. Some of their perspectives can be found in the magazine article, with the balance of their assessments appearing in separate Under Surveillance blog posts.
October 1, 2012
In this blog, learn what False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA) board members have to say about the state of false alarm reduction.
August 8, 2012
The August Bright Ideas Issue of SSI includes a CEO roundtable featuring company Presidents Dan Budinoff (Security Specialists, Stamford, Conn.); Jeff Nunberg (Integrated Security Systems, Miami); Ron Oetjen (Intelligent Access Systems, Garner, N.C.); and Vice President/CEO Andrew Lanning (Integrated Security Technologies, Honolulu). The conversation I had with them was much more expansive than could be conveyed in the mere printed page. So here is the second of my two blogs giving you more grea
August 6, 2012
August's annual Bright Ideas Issue of SSI features the annual Operations & Opportunities Report (OOR). While the printed results include nearly all the findings, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine dug up a handful of additional responses as either bonus insight or to whet your appetite to investigate further if you have not already perused the 2012 OOR itself.
August 1, 2012
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine speaks with four top industry leaders, company Presidents Dan Budinoff (Security Specialists, Stamford, Conn.); Jeff Nunberg (Integrated Security Systems, Miami); Ron Oetjen (Intelligent Access Systems, Garner, N.C.); and Vice President/CEO Andrew Lanning (Integrated Security Technologies, Honolulu) in a CEO roundtable where they discuss the fortunes of 2012.
July 9, 2012
Recruiting quality people is always a challenge, particularly in the electronic security industry. Read how the "best" hire their future superstars and what your company can learn from them.
July 3, 2012
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine talks with leadership at five highly skilled installation firms about how their companies train its employees to provide top-notch service.
June 25, 2012
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine talks with leadership at five highly skilled installation firms about how their companies have been affected by the recession and ongoing economic challenges.
February 6, 2012
The cover story of February’s SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION Business Issue features Protection 1 CEO Tim Whall, who participated in an exclusive and extensive interview. There was so much more to the conversation than was practical to include in the print or even extended online version. Plus some of it was more of a personal and overall industry assessment perspective rather than centered on P1 alone. So, here Whall describes his top challenges, security technology and industry consolid
October 28, 2011
In this blog, Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine shares highlights from a media forum addressing emergency communications featuring Jack Poole, principal of Poole Fire Protection in Olathe, Kan.; Bob Farm, project manager for United Fire Protection in Kenilworth, N.J.; Bob Kaczmarek, vice president of sales & marketing for FireTron Inc. of Stafford, Tex.; John Wojdan, president of Great Lakes Building Systems in Buffalo, N.Y.; and Peter Ebersold, marketing director for NOTIFIER.