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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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The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) advocates security contractors embrace its national apprenticeship training program (which is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor) in order to increase the industry’s workforce and keep pace with evolving technologies. NBFAA Apprenticeship Chairman Ron Petrarca discusses concerns shared by ... August 31, 2008

The shift to digital technology and IP-based solutions is readily apparent, especially at the big trade shows. Jim Talbot, CEO of Chicago-based Ionit Technologies, a provider of advanced DVR systems, provides his perspective on what security contractors could be doing better to take advantage of sales opportunities beyond legacy infrastructure. May 31, 2008

Manufacturers in recent years have opened clear lines of communication and even built close relationships with end users. Are some systems integrators in danger of being leapfrogged? Peter Boriskin, vice president of access control for Tyco Int’l, joins ... April 30, 2008

The current migration to IP-based solutions may be the most aggressive technological shift ever seen in the security industry, but dislodging decades of installed proprietary systems will be a long-term endeavor for proponents of open architecture. John Moss, CEO and co-founder of Framingham, Mass.-based S2 Security Corp., and a leading advocate for ... March 31, 2008

As video surveillance continues to push into public spaces across the United States, a rising discourse often centers on the erosion of privacy rights and the efficacy of the systems’ highly-touted promises. To discuss the topic, Security Sales & Integration invited Frank Pao, president and CEO of Santa Clara, Calif.-based Vidient, a developer of behavior recognition and ... February 29, 2008




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