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2019 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

As part of SSI’s 2019 Industry Forecast, we asked a dozen security experts to predict what 2019 will be remembered for.

2019 Will Be Remembered as the Year the Electronic Security Industry…

With 2018 in the books, it’s time to look ahead to 2019. As part of SSI‘s 2019 Industry Forecast, we asked a dozen experts to finish the following sentence: 2019 will be remembered as the year the electronic security industry…

“… saw very few leading companies create the beginnings of an oligarchy in the commercial/industrial/institutional business.” – Jeff Kessler, Imperial Capital

“… figured out how to make sense of sensors at scale and how to derive customer value and organizational benefit from this knowledge.” – Pierre Racz, Genetec

“… became a recognized leader in adopting innovative ways of hiring qualified talent.” – Don Erickson, SIA

“… evolved as a result of new industry players causing disruption and innovation, forcing existing organizations to make changes and become what they were intended to be: life and safety providers.” – Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response Monitoring Systems

“… was introduced to machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual reality solutions that integrate into our systems to do remarkable things that we hadn’t imagined were possible.” – Chuck Wilson, NSCA

“… continued consolidation, experienced the breakout of the smart home and saw commercial integrators doing very well.” – Richard Ginsburg, Alert 360

“… continued to prosper in spite of disruption and new entrants.” – Ivan Spector, TMA

“… started to deflate AI and deep learning hype and realistic expectations set in surrounding video analytics and intelligence.” – Fredrik Nilsson, Axis

“… capitalized on opportunities around cybersecurity and the launch of the managed security as a service provider model.” – Bill Bozeman, PSA

“… embraced disruption.” – Mitch Reitman, Reitman Consulting Group

“… more fully embraces the value of partnerships — potentially with service providers — as the market moves closer and closer to a managed services model.”– Tracey Boucher, ScanSource Networking & Security

“… began a recognizable shift to next-generation platforms and solutions.” – John Distelzweig, FLIR Systems

You can read more about what these experts have to say about the security industry and its 2019 outlook in SSI‘s 2019 Industry Forecast.

What do you think is in store for the industry in 2019? Let us know in the comments!

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