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Hot Seat: Interoperability and the Systems Integrator’s Role

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…


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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

Brivo Systems President and CEO Steve Van Till is on the frontlines as a leading advocate for standards in the electronic security industry. His efforts include serving as chair of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Standards Committee. He joins the conversation to expound on the topic. November 01, 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

Curtis Paradzick is vice president of sales for Vector Resources Inc., a physical security and IT systems integrator based in Torrance, Calif. Paradzick, whose experience includes serving as a regional sales vice president at AT&T, is a specialist in recruitment, training and team building. He joins the conversation to lend his advice on how installing security firms can do a better job at recruiting and holding on to sales and technical talent. By Rodney Bosch · July 31, 2012

Verizon discusses its entrance into the home monitoring and controls market. By Rodney Bosch · July 01, 2012

John Knox, proprietor of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Life & Property Security Systems, will be installed as president of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) during the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville this month. SSI caught up with Knox to discuss his goals for ESA and other industry topics. By Rodney Bosch · June 21, 2012

SSI caught up with a pair of Schneider Electric executives at ISC West to discuss the firm’s technology offerings, including the Pelco video brand. By Scott Goldfine · May 09, 2012

American Video and Security Owner Larry Folsom talks leveraging video to verify alarms in the latest "Hot Seat." By Rodney Bosch · April 16, 2012




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