Security Industry Association Chairman John Stroia discusses his goals to grow membership, deliver on SIA’s robust investment in education and training, and continue vigorous outreach to professional organizations and vertical markets.
Rodney Bosch · March 05, 2014
Paul Strohm, president and COO of Lenexa, Kan.-based C&C Group, serves as vice president of the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance, discusses the state of interoperability in the physical security arena, including its challenges and opportunities.
By Rodney Bosch · December 01, 2013
As home automation and interactive services continue on an upward trajectory, electronic locks are becoming a part of the sales conversation alongside lighting controls, remote thermostats and other connected devices. Keith Brandon, director of residential access solutions for Kwikset, joins the conversation to discuss the fledgling market for these “smart” locks in the home.
By Rodney Bosch · September 09, 2013
With AT&T declaring it would phase out its 2G networks by 2017, Sprint's Craig Creason discusses his company's strategic course to expand its own 2G service.
By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2013
Paul Cronin is senior vice president of Atrion, a Warwick, R.I.-based IT services company, and former CEO of 1nService discusses challenges integrators face in the midst of evolving market trends.
By Rodney Bosch · April 02, 2013
As the new Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Open Network Video Interface Forum, Per Björkdahl of Axis Communications is now leading the organization’s charge to create and promote IP standards within video surveillance and other physical security areas. He joins the conversation to discuss ONVIF’s work.
By Rodney Bosch · March 06, 2013
After introducing IntelligentHome in Southern California, the Carolinas and Upstate New York less than two years ago, Time Warner Cable (TWC) will spend 2013 rolling out the life safety and home automation product suite across the nation. The cable operator’s Mitchell Christopher, vice president of technical operations, joins the conversation to discuss the service offering and his view of the marketplace.
By Rodney Bosch · January 31, 2013
With a membership of more than 65 manufacturers and systems integrators, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) works to develop standards for and promote interoperability of IP-enabled devices across all segments of the security industry. PSIA Executive Director David Bunzel joins the conversation to discuss the group’s work as well as issues surrounding competing standards body, ONVIF.
By Rodney Bosch · December 02, 2012
As the alarm industry undergoes a rapidly shifting landscape, its stakeholders contend with altering business models, new technologies and services, and other changes to their traditional ways of doing business. Industry veteran Stanley Oppenheim, president of New York City-based Affiliated Central and DGA Security Systems, joins the conversation to discuss the current state of the industry.
By Rodney Bosch · September 30, 2012
In announcing changes to its North American operations this summer, Panasonic revealed its plans to become a business-to-business solutions organization. The intention is to implement a vertical market, more partner-centric approach. Greg Peratt, director of sales, video solutions integration at Panasonic, joins the conversation to explain the restructuring in detail.
By Rodney Bosch · September 03, 2012