In an exclusive roundtable, executives from four installing security firms reflect on the current state of the industry as well as their respective regional markets. Find out which technologies excite them, the challenges that keep them awake at night, and how they are positioning their companies for success in 2014.
By Rodney Bosch · January 09, 2014
A zero-energy residence near Salt Lake City stands as a testament to the possibilities for home automation, energy management and security to be an integrated mainstay in smart homes. Find out how a collaboration between Vivint and a local home developer made it all possible.
By Rodney Bosch · November 01, 2013
When it comes to effectively managing alarms and reducing false dispatches, Vector Security not only goes strictly by the book — it is adding new chapters. The exceptionally well run company has mastered techniques that please customers and law enforcement alike while maximizing safety. Find out how Vector Security has become the first repeat Police Dispatch Quality (PDQ) Award winner.
By Scott Goldfine · September 30, 2013
In an exclusive interview, Bosch Security Systems' Jeremy Hockham reveals why one of the industry's highest pedigreed equipment suppliers became less conspicuous prior to launching 100+ new products this year.
By Scott Goldfine · September 08, 2013
While renewed business has put bounce back into integrators’ step they must tread carefully to avoid being tripped up by a number of obstacles. In an exclusive roundtable, managers from five leading firms discuss how they are transforming to adapt to new technologies and services.
By Scott Goldfine · August 01, 2013
One of the nation’s most fashionable new condominium and hotel complexes — South Florida’s St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort — was outfitted with a stylish solution from one of the industry’s elite security designers. Diebold’s seamless project stitched together IP video, access and elevator control, intrusion detection, and more to bag the Integrated Installation of the Year Award.
By Scott Goldfine · July 01, 2013
Winners of the 18th annual SAMMY Awards illustrate how creative and economical marketing collateral helps build brand awareness and business success. Learn who won in each category and pick up effective concepts for your own company.
June 03, 2013
Honeywell reshuffled its vaunted life-safety business and reached into its well of veteran talent to appoint a leader of a new umbrella organization. In an exclusive interview, Gary Lederer, explains his vision to keep the Titan-sized organization agile in reacting to customer needs within a vibrant marketplace. He also addresses industry trends and challenges, plus technologies that could one day alter the life-safety landscape.
By Rodney Bosch · April 30, 2013
Despite its national presence in providing integrated solutions in numerous vertical markets, the credo at Kratos Public Safety & Security is never stray from the true needs of the customer. In an exclusive interview with EVP Jim Henry, find out how the firm leverages its parent company and how a core belief system is helping propel it to new heights.
By Rodney Bosch · April 03, 2013
Selfless leaders of two of the most respected family run installation and monitoring companies, a legal crusader for the security industry and its businesses, a pioneering alarm company owner and co-founder of the principal trade association, and an executive unsurpassed in boosting national providers’ fortunes are elected to SSI’s Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Their stories elicit admiration, awe and inspiration.
By Scott Goldfine · March 10, 2013