Archive for March, 2011

Security Specifiers — Thomas L. Norman

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 13:32 Be the first to comment

Name: Thomas L. Norman, CPP Name of company: Protection Partners International (PPI) I know that you’re the author of several books. In your 2006 book, you wrote about micro-controllers, which at the time no one was making. You said that one major manufacturer closely based certain devices on what you describe in the book. Is [...]

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What are the largest verticals for access control?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:47 Be the first to comment

The average size of access control installations varies greatly by vertical market and region. According to a new report from IMS Research, the government, healthcare and commercial sectors were estimated to be the largest markets for high-end projects (more than 64 doors). The three vertical markets represented an estimated 80 percent ($410 million) of the worldwide revenues for high-end projects. Asia was estimated to have the most high-end projects, with EMEA having the fewest.”

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Passing on the family security business

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:11 Be the first to comment

Family-owned businesses account for 90 percent of American enterprises and, based on my nearly 20 years in the electronic and life safety industries, I estimate that an overwhelming majority of industry businesses are family owned. Most family-business owners want to keep their business in the family, yet nearly one-third of these companies don’t make it to the next generation. (This is known as the “Rule of Thirds.”)

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Securing mass transit a growing opportunity for integrators

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:56 Be the first to comment

A recent report from Frost & Sullivan, “North American Physical Security Solutions for Mass Transit Market,” reports an area of growth opportunity for integrators of physical security solutions in securing the nation’s mass transit networks. The market earned revenues of $.49 billion in 2009 and Frost & Sullivan estimates that amount will triple, reaching $1.57 billion in 2016. However, analysts warn growth could be hampered a lack of government mandates.

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Bigger ISC West means more networking

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:46 Be the first to comment

By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—A recent poll conducted by Security Systems News shows many are pleased with ISC West’s announcement that booth space for the upcoming Las Vegas-based trade show was nearly sold out, and ABI Research has said the bigger show means great things for the industry. Security Systems News, in a Jan. 26-Feb.3 [...]

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When to do wireless, and what kind?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 9:35 Be the first to comment

Linking a hospital to its remote parking lot a mile away via video surveillance and a call station would have been simple, except for the swamp sitting between them.
And, said David “JR” Dalby, vice president of operations and director of sales at Minneapolis-based Trans-Alarm Inc., Minnesota is the “land of liberals,” so there was no way his firm could run any kind of wire through the wetlands.

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