Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) has released results from its first Security Trends survey, which aims to identify and measure the monitoring/installation industry's revenues, profits and attrition rates on a monthly basis.
August 05, 2010
Residential installing contractors can thank their base of recurring revenue generated from monitoring services for helping them avoid the deepest pits of the recession.
May 31, 2010
The vehicle entrance control market hasn’t exactly come crashing down during the extended recessionary period, but revenues in the Americas and elsewhere remain under heavy pressure.
March 31, 2010
Most systems integrators are thanking their lucky stars for IP video, which continues to grow at a robust clip that totally defies the economic depression.
By Scott Goldfine · March 31, 2010
Who are the managers and leaders of today’s installing security companies? Don’t you really want to know?
By Scott Goldfine · February 28, 2010
Moving the broadband service value proposition beyond just “speeds and feeds” will be an essential element in boosting customer satisfaction and establishing value-added services that can create new revenue opportunities.
February 28, 2010
January 31, 2010
Security contractors are relying on the reach and cost effectiveness of online communications more than ever to win over new prospects and keep existing clientele engaged. SSI’s latest research also finds companies are compensating for economic shortfalls by allocating more of their operating budgets to sales and marketing.
By Scott Goldfine · December 31, 2009
SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION queried installing security contractors to find out to what degree biometrics has become a part of their product and installation services portfolio. Slightly more than half of respondents report they sell or install biometric devices with finger readers the most predominant among several types.
December 31, 2009
SSI’s fifth annual Corporate End-User Study shows security directors/managers are preoccupied with budgetary constraints. Nearly nine in 10 say the recession is impacting security-related decisions, with cutbacks and delays rampant. Still, 71 percent plan to increase security measures, with electronic solutions high on the list.
By Scott Goldfine · August 31, 2009