SSI’s Top 10 Systems Integration News Items

As 2011 draws to an end, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION encourages readers to reflect on the many developments that have transpired in the electronic security industry during the past 12 months. To that end, the SSI staff has compiled a series of ‘Top 10’ lists based reader popularity. Following are the 10 most viewed news items on the Systems Integration channel on in 2011:

[April 8, 2011] Honeywell announced at ISC West it will partner with Boeing Co. to create an integrated security and building management platform to help improve safety and operations at large facilities.

[Feb. 11, 2011] According to a new report by IMS Research, systems integrators aiming to find work overseas in China’s booming electronic security market are having a difficult time competing against locally-based companies.

[Feb. 10, 2011]AvantGuard Monitoring Centers recently transferred its 110,000 accounts to a more “cutting edge” software.

[April 6, 2011] FST21 Americas earned top honors at Wednesday’s New Product Showcase (NPS) hosted by Security Industry Association (SIA) at ISC West, earning the coveted “Best New Product Award.”

[June 23, 2011] Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) announces it will now offer Lenel’s Picture Perfect and Facility Commander Wnx (FC Wnx) products.

[March 1, 2011] ONVIF member companies from around the world spent 300 hours testing 13 video management systems (VMS) and 19 network cameras/encoders at the organization’s developers’ plug fest in Japan.

[Jan. 26, 2011] ONVIF-compliant IP-based security products have doubled from 300 to 600 within three months, according to the open standards alliance.

[June 14, 2011] Nearly half of IT executives have reported a security lapse with their cloud services provider in the past year, according to a survey by Trend Micro.

[May 18, 2011]In an effort to broaden its product line-up, Swedish guard services company Securitas will launch a bid worth 5.8 billion Swedish krona (SEK) or $907 million for Niscayah, a systems integrator.

[April 7, 2011] So what is one of the more prominent buzzwords this week at ISC West? It’s an acronym, actually: PSIM or physical security information management.


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