An installing security contractor advises Sony Pictures Studios to implement a wireless solution to replace the hugely inefficient hardwired heat detection in its famed sound stages. Success and first-class customer service fosters a lasting relationship.
Cloud-based, or hosted, services are among several newer technologies leading security integrators out of the recession. SSI‘s seventh annual Systems Integration Study shows renewed optimism amid rising returns paced by leading-edge offerings such as managed access control and high definition video. However, the data also details some lingering stagnation.
A peacemaker with AHJs, a champion of technologies and standards, a wizard of finance, a builder of the industry’s finest dealer program and a trade association luminary are elected into SSI’s Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement. Find out how they toppled challenges and maximized opportunity to excel where most fail.
Publicly traded security companies continued positive performance for the second straight year, even outperforming major U.S. market indexes. Robust M&A activity spurred growth and consolidation in 2010, with more of the same projected in the coming year.
Tightly monitoring every facet of operations remains priority No. 1 as installing security firms continue to claw their way out of the economic doldrums. Five veteran CEOs explain how they stopped the bleeding in 2010 and why – although they can’t let their guards down – they expect 2011 to be more fruitful.
One of Las Vegas’ most unique hotel/casinos undergoes a $3 million hybrid surveillance overhaul. The project includes 1,792 channels of recording as well as POS, slot management, access control, and analytics/people counting integrations.
Improved range and reliability, along with comparatively low installation costs, are making wireless security more than just practical for commercial projects. In many cases, it’s a necessary choice for integrators to remain competitive and profitable.
Installing security company executives explain their strategies for procuring, maintaining and keeping track of their vehicle fleets. Among their priorities are identifying fuel efficiencies, managing drivers and upfitting.