Editors’ seminar choices

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, September 1, 2003

Higher Level Design Ideas for 2003

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 16

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Speaker: Roy N. Bordes,
The Bordes Group Inc.

Advances in technology are changing the way security systems operate. Integrated systems are designed to be multifunctional, but often end users don’t understand their full potential. We chose this seminar because it presents the latest information on the use of networks for systems communication, incorporating biometrics into new designs and understanding new developments in the world of CCTV, and show how best to incorporate new ideas into existing programs.

Automation, Integration and Consolidation

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 17

Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Speaker: Bob Pearson,
Raytheon Corp.

The collection of data from an organization’s electronic security systems can be used to find cost savings for a company but an understanding of how the systems work is crucial to that process. We picked this seminar since it will highlight the importance of the inner workings between departments in a company to develop the proper reporting structures and make sure management realizes the importance of security.
Risk Assessments: Help or Hindrance to a Good Security Program

Date: Thursday, Sept. 18

Time: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Speaker: Anthony DiGregorio,
Applied Research Associates Inc.

Security companies today are adding a risk assessment component to their business, providing clients with a soup to nuts approach to their security planning needs. These services are in demand in the industry, so systems integrators should become versed in more than how to install and integrate a system and be able to provide a total security package. We believe this session will help provide a foundation to understand this side of the business.