Survey: Barriers Persist in Implementing Physical-IT Convergence


A new study released by Honeywell reveals how some organizations are integrating physical security measures with traditional IT systems, while still contending with significant barriers that prevent them from converging their systems.

Titled “Enterprise Threat Management and Security Convergence: A Benchmarking Study,” survey results show many organizations remain conflicted on how to best attain optimal results from converged security solutions.

More than 50 chief information officers and chief security officers from U.S.-based global companies with revenues from $1 billion to more than $100 billion participated in the survey. Respondents were queried on such topics as convergence investment, the level of interaction between their security and IT functions, and security risks.

Among the results:


  • 73 percent of the respondents believe vulnerabilities in either physical or IT security can lead to a breach in the other system

  • 63 percent said their security and IT organizations had a formal coordination mechanism

  • When asked whether having physical security systems on IT backbones is a security risk, the answers were split: 59 percent, no; 42 percent, yes

To view the complete results from the survey, visit

If you enjoyed this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Security Is Our Business, Too

For professionals who recommend, buy and install all types of electronic security equipment, a free subscription to Security Sales & Integration is like having a consultant on call. You’ll find an ideal balance of technology and business coverage, with installation tips and techniques for products and updates on how to add sales to your bottom line.

A free subscription to the #1 resource for the residential and commercial security industry will prove to be invaluable. Subscribe today!

Subscribe Today!

Get Our Newsletters