Archive for August, 2011

Partnering for managed access and more

Monday, August 22, 2011 15:04 Be the first to comment

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.

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Six things you can do to increase the value of your company

Monday, August 22, 2011 14:56 Be the first to comment

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.

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Biometric technology opening up new verticals?

Monday, August 22, 2011 14:33 Be the first to comment

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?

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RFID market growing in healthcare vertical

Monday, August 22, 2011 14:04 Be the first to comment

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 [...]

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SSN Newspoll: Polltakers: Security concerns linger

Monday, August 22, 2011 13:59 Be the first to comment

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 [...]

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SSN Newspoll: What part does home automation play in your business?

Monday, August 22, 2011 13:55 Be the first to comment

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 [...]

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Home automation on the rise?

Monday, August 22, 2011 13:01 Be the first to comment

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.

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Specifically Speaking: R.J. Hope

Monday, August 22, 2011 12:43 Be the first to comment

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 [...]

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