Nearly three in four installing and/or monitoring security systems providers say their businesses are on more solid financial ground than they were three years ago. While plenty of challenges remain, this is fostering an environment favoring the exploration of new technologies, services and markets. All of which are fleshed out in the 2013 Operations & Opportunities Report.
Defined battle lines are being drawn in a reshaped residential market as traditional security dealers maneuver to stake their claim vs. new entrants with deep pockets. The latest research reveals key market disruptions, revenue projections, preferred connected services and much more.
While word of mouth is just as powerful attracting new business as it always has been, these days those referrals are increasingly spreading through online and other connected channels of electronic-based media. The evolving methods in which installing and monitoring security services providers sell their wares and promote themselves is thoroughly examined in SSI‘s 2013 Sales & Marketing Survey.
Thanks to advances in electronics and microcomputers, fire/life-safety devices and systems have become one of the world’s best lifesaving success stories. And that story continues to unfold as manufacturers, standards-making bodies, system designers and installing contractors push for superior solutions. SSI’s eighth annual Fire Market Report provides the latest research to further the pursuit.
SSI‘s latest research indicates that although integrators may not have yet returned to the golden days of wine and roses, they have turned the corner on more recent days of whine and losses. The ninth annual Systems Integration Study shows encouraging trends in new business, access control and video surveillance that have providers feeling better about their lot.
New research lays out challenges top managers from installing/monitoring firms face in leading their respective businesses. Exclusive survey results have been shared with SSI to coincide with this month’s ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando, Fla. Find out managements’ sweet – and sour – spots.
University, school and hospital protection professionals want technologies that will help them better manage visitors and reach them during emergencies.
This next installment of the SSI Industry Hall of Fame Webcast Series features Jim Henry, executive vice president of corporate development for Securitas Electronic Security.
The new IEEE 802.3bt standard increases the maximum PoE power available mainly by utilizing all four pairs of the structured wiring.