What kind of impact do you think Homeland Security will have on our industry?

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 1, 2003

“I think it’s going to be a couple of years before Homeland Security impacts anybody’s industry. It’s going to take years for them to get the organization straightened out because they’ve taken all those bureaucracies and crammed them together. Until they can decide who’s in charge of what, I don’t think we’re going to see anything come out. It’s going to be two years before they get anything straightened out, in my opinion.”

Ted Heiman
Technology Implementation
Castro Valley, Calif.

“Anytime awareness of security is heightened in the country, the impact on the industry is going to be positive.”

Tracy Balbo
United Central Controls
San Antonio, Texas

“For me, I think it’s added tremendous growth to our industry because of the monies that will be spent in this area just to have added security for all facilities, especially for government facilities and things like that.”

Loc Tran,
Digitron 24

“It’s going to make the security industry take off because of the increased awareness of everybody knowing what kind of terrorists are around. Everything is going to be booming as far as integrating more of a commercial security into home security, taking commercial systems and putting them into home systems.”

Lonnie Bellamy
Asset Protect

“It was like 9/11, it was the same deal. It affected it quite a bit because people gave (security) a lot more attention and especially the more they talk about terrorism and things like that, it picks up our business, as well. Our slow period like we had last year is not here.

“Our business normally shrinks this time of year; it didn’t do it this year.”

Kevin Wallace
Keyth Security Technologies
Highland Park, Ill.