Archive for the ‘Trends and Opinions’ Category
Name: Peter Wright Title: Managing director Company: Anderson LeNeave & Co. Investment Bankers Location: Charlotte, N.C. Financing your business: What’s important to investors, bankers and others If you own or manage a successful alarm company with significant RMR, there are multiple financing sources that will lend against your RMR and large institutions that will finance [...]
Name: Carter Rierson Title: President Company: Best Defense Security & Fire Protection Location: Waunakee, Wis. Licensed to install fire alarm? Not in Wisconsin For more than 20 years I’ve been an alarm professional in Wisconsin. Though I am NICET IV certified and have a license to install fire alarms in Illinois and Denver, Colo., I [...]
By Whit Richardson WASHINGTON—Iris recognition technology’s performance in one-to-many applications is getting faster, it’s more accurate than facial recognition, and five organizations are leading the pack in terms of quality, according to what the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) says is the first public and independent test of commercially available iris recognition software. [...]
Name: Bryan Lawrence Title: Attorney and co-chairman of the Security Alarm Practice Group at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Company: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Location: Pittsburgh Is e-contracting right for your company? It can reduce labor, costs and be more secure, but it’s not cost-effective for every company, and there are important legal issues [...]
Name: Steve Gorski Title: GM, Americas Company: MOBOTIX Location: New York Out with the old: MOBOTIX’s Gorski on the benefits of decentralized surveillance In today’s market, the choice in video surveillance is less about IP vs. analog and more about video quality. Security practitioners demand high-resolution video to enhance security and investigations, and megapixel cameras [...]
Sun-powered products still niche but are gaining acceptance By Matt Wickenheiser Along the Trans-Canada Highway in Nova Scotia, moose warning signs begin to flash when the massive animals trip beams, slowing down motorists who know the moose are actually nearby and are a real threat. On oil rigs, along pipelines, at wind farms and other [...]
By Martha Entwistle What were the most interesting deals of 2011? What was the state of the lending markets in 2011, and who will have access to capital in 2012? Will Schmidt, managing director of Capital Source; John Mack, EVP and managing director at Imperial Capital; and Bill Polk, managing director at Capital One, give [...]
By Matt Wickenheiser Across the country, airports have been upgrading their video surveillance systems, from Tucson, Ariz., to Salt Lake City, Orlando, Fla., and Washington, D.C. You’d like to think airports are among the facilities that already have the most sophisticated security technology in place, said Mark Moscinski, senior vice president at System Development Integration [...]
Cameras and video management software (VMS) tend to get a lot of attention, but cameras and VMS are nothing without the third leg of the stool—storage. And the industry is starting to acknowledge that.
Verizon’s new home security/home automation offering is new competition in the market but “probably not game changer,” experts say.