Siemens recently launched a new Fire Safety and Security (FSS) unit following the merger of its fire and security businesses. In creating the new unit, Siemens said the move came at the request of its customers for more integrated and intelligent solutions. Bob Suermann, who was appointed business unit head, discusses FSS and other industry matters.
By Rodney Bosch · December 27, 2011
Remote video services, such as remote video monitoring and remote guarding, are providing newfound recurring revenue streams for independent installing security contractors. Although the marketplace continues to develop, providing these advanced video services is not without challenges, says Jerry Cordasco, vice president of operations for the G4S Technology security monitoring center in Burlington, Mass.
By Rodney Bosch · November 15, 2011
As efforts to diminish security threats in commercial and corporate facilities remain paramount, the marketplace continues to shift from mechanical locks to electronic devices that leverage IP network infrastructure. Martin Huddart, vice president of electronic access control for ASSA ABLOY, joins the conversation to discuss how this technology progression brings with it new channel opportunities as well as introduces new challenges.
By Rodney Bosch · September 12, 2011
As chief technology officer and vice president of industry relations of ADT North America, Jay Hauhn has many irons in the stove on any given day. Hauhn's work to advance and broker industry relations among disparate associations and other stakeholders has earned him much praise among his peers.
By Rodney Bosch · July 28, 2011
Michael Sherman, president and CEO of AES Corp., a provider of wide area wireless mesh communications equipment, discusses three bills under consideration in Congress could potentially result in the auctioning of radio spectrum used by the alarm industry.
By Rodney Bosch · June 14, 2011
John Romanowich, president and CEO of SightLogix Inc., is uniquely positioned to tackle complex security needs for critical infrastructure ...
By Rodney Bosch · April 24, 2011
Scott Harkins, president and general manager of Honeywell Systems, explains why integrators can expect to be increasingly called upon to design and install scalable access control solutions ...
By Rodney Bosch · March 29, 2011
As director of global product management for Tyco Security Products, Warren Brown is helping lead the company’s efforts to refocus its legacy analog brand to a provider of IP-based solutions.
By Rodney Bosch · February 10, 2011
Ray O’Hara, CPP, began a one-year term as president of ASIS Int’l on Jan. 1. He now takes the reins in executing the organization’s strategic plans, which he’s been intimately involved with the previous four years as a board member.
By Rodney Bosch · January 18, 2011
In keeping with this month’s “Technology Issue” theme, SSI invited Doug Marman, chief technology officer of video analytics provider VideoIQ, to share his insights on a range of topics affecting the security industry.
By Rodney Bosch · December 08, 2010