Archive for August, 2011
Managed access control has been a hot industry trend for a while, giving integrators recurring monthly revenue while taking some headaches away from end users.
Like the old saying, “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” the value of a company means different things to different people. If your goal is to build your company to one day sell and reap the benefits of your hard work, here are six things you should consider prior to marketing your company for sale.
People and technology drive the security industry. Within the security industry, life safety professionals utilize ever-increasingly technological tools to safeguard end users’ lives and property. One aspect of protecting lives and property is access control—allowing the right people in while keeping the wrong people out. Access control—with simple roots exemplified by guards and tumbler locks with matched keys—is, according to some, on the cusp of change with the advance of biometric technology. Is biometrics-based technology—which has traditionally been more associated with industrial and governmental settings—ready to move into other verticals like the multi-unit residential market?
By Daniel Gelinas A recent report from Frost & Sullivan shows wider adoption of RFID technology is on the rise, which will lead to an increase in the market value of healthcare-related RFID vertical. According to Frost & Sullivan senior research analyst Neelima Sagar, the market will experience a substantial increase in value, growing at [...]
By Daniel Gelinas YARMOUTH, Maine—A non-scientific July-to-August poll of SSN’s readers found that a majority of the 74 poll takers believe the country’s airports, ports, mass transit, critical infrastructure and public buildings are not sufficiently protected. Security Systems News wanted to find out what the effect of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has been [...]
At the recent ESX show in Charlotte, ESA revealed the results of their recent residential security trends study. The results seemed to point to home automation as the wave of the future for the residential security industry. Panelist Bob Haskins (UTC Fire & Security) warned attendees that “Security may become the nut, and services the [...]
A recent study from ABI research analyzes the market for home automation and home security technologies and how these two markets are increasingly intersecting with the advent of home monitoring and managed home automation services.
R.J. Hope Senior Physical Security Analyst, Business & Technology Burns & McDonnell Kansas City, Mo. I understand the consultant group at Burns & McDonnell includes both physical and cyber security experts. Do you collaborate on most jobs? The physical and cyber security groups do collaborate on most jobs, specifically those of a consulting nature where [...]