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
With shoplifting and related crimes on the rise, merchants of all sizes are leveraging anti-theft technologies to mitigate their losses. The uniqueness of the retail space can be demanding, but installing security contractors with the right stuff can reap rewards.
December 31, 2009
Mass notification, a relatively new development in life safety, can be defined as "a technology that provides real-time information to groups of individuals within large buildings, campus settings, geographic regions, or entire nations."
By Al Colombo · December 31, 2009
With the House of Representatives having already passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009 and the Senate's approval of the bill considered imminent, there is rising optimism new security regulations on facilities that store potentially dangerous chemicals will provide a windfall in new business for systems integrators.
December 31, 2009
California State University, Fullerton, installed biometric readers for access, time and attendance reporting at its Titan Recreation Center. The center, which employs 120 students, uses Schlage HandKey and HandPunch readers to control and monitor access into the building.
December 21, 2009
Amityville, N.Y.-based NAPCO Security Technologies Inc. debuts its new commercial platform, including GEM-C commercial burglary and combination burglary/fire and Firewolf 24V addressable systems.
SSI Staff · December 20, 2009
Security Integrator CSI: Palm Beach underwent the task of updating an aging surveillance system to fit the needs of luxury, oceanfront condominiums on the coast of Florida. The integrator built the backbone of its new video surveillance network system on the Toshiba Surveillix HVR 16-channel DVRs.
December 17, 2009
In a letter presented to the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Comcast has made aware the limitations of its new HomePoint telephone service, which combines ...
December 09, 2009
While Clovis, Calif.-based Pelco’s flagship Endura video security system has been around for a few years, it has received a platformwide upgrade. The main impetus is incorporating megapixel video compatibility, but there are other surprises packed in as well.
SSI Staff · December 06, 2009
What happens when an educated end user sets out to design its own 2,100-camera surveillance system? In the case of Indiana’s Hollywood Casino and its new superboat, tremendous success — thanks to a cohesive partnership among end user, integrators and suppliers.
December 03, 2009