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Getting Serious About Security as a Service

Offering security as a service (SaaS) — such as managed access control — is an appealing and viable way for installing/monitoring providers to grow RMR. Yet many have yet to get onboard while…

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In no small part due to increased real and perceived dangers, more than ever educational institutions are looking to electronic and physical security solutions to make campuses safer. This is opening opportunities for integrators, but only those well-versed in the specific requirements and codes this market demands.  September 08, 2013

A Southern California municipality tests the video surveillance waters with a system that keeps watch on busy intersections along main thoroughfares. To meet the city’s requirements, the project’s winning integrator provides a high-definition wireless solution that partly relies on solar power. By Rodney Bosch · September 08, 2013

Navigating through the bureaucratic, regulatory and funding-challenged federal government marketplace can be daunting to say the least. However, agencies’ needs for security solutions are great and integrators willing to play this game can score big. September 08, 2013

Close to four in five security directors/managers are looking to spend more money on security, with 76% of that group considering new or upgraded systems. However, SSI’s ninth Commercial End-User Study also indicates funding is more of an impediment, equipment costs and reliability are of greater concern, and integrator IT know-how is lagging.  By Scott Goldfine · September 08, 2013

Advancements in video analytics and systems integration are helping end users achieve newfound applications for their security systems, yielding a greater ROI for the entire organization. Find out how data gathered from security technologies is providing operational improvements across a spectrum of industries. September 05, 2013

Advancements in the computing landscape are driving the adoption of more and more cloud-hosted offerings in security. Integrators seeking to grow their business into new markets or by offering new solutions can turn to access control as a solution (ACaaS) as their catalyst. September 05, 2013

Few industries have a more mission-critical need to secure both facilities than health care, nor face such intense compliance requirements. No wonder many security integrators are finding this sector to be a growth area for their businesses. Get a firmer handle on this market and why biometrics is so applicable. September 05, 2013

Biometrics is making its mark in property management by helping secure facilities and ensuring the safety of residents. Multidwelling units (MDUs) and apartment complexes house millions of Americans, and represent a huge opportunity to integrators looking to “access” that market. September 05, 2013

So much attention is directed at devices and systems and yet the very lifeblood flowing through them to keep them operational — steady and clean electricity — is often overlooked or taken for granted. Power protection is critical to assure protection of people, facilities and assets. Find out why and how.  

September 05, 2013

While the average layperson can likely surmise a camera’s field of view, its apparent simplicity can be deceptive. This is particularly true where it comes to designing security surveillance systems. Learn how to avoid common mistakes associated with camera layouts, lighting and pixel dilution. September 04, 2013