Archive for July, 2012

Guest Commentary: Carter Rierson

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:30 Be the first to comment

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 [...]

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Specifically Speaking: Jim Pangburn

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:20 Be the first to comment

Name: Jim Pangburn, VP of engineering Company: Big Sky Inc. City: Manassas, Va. 1. You describe Big Sky as a small engineering and design firm that does electronic security and IT systems of all kinds, with a specialty in electronic security for airports. What are some of your marquee projects? What other vertical markets does [...]

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Report finds systems integrators still unsure of IT distributors

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:12 Be the first to comment

By Rich Miller More than 60 percent of North American security systems integrators would prefer to deal with traditional security distributors instead of IT distributors when purchasing their IP-based video surveillance products, according to a new report from IMS Research. The report, “IP Trends in Security—A Survey of Systems Integrators and Installers in Europe and [...]

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North American PERS market to hit $1.86 billion in 2017

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 13:33 Be the first to comment

By Rich Miller An expanding elderly population is expected to push the market for personal emergency response systems (PERS) in North America to $1.86 billion in 2017, up from $963.9 million in 2010, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan. Research by the company, based in Mountain View, Calif., found that revenue in [...]

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Specifically Speaking: Jim Otte

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 13:29 Be the first to comment

Name: Jim Otte, Data/fire/security department manager, NICET IV Company: SSOE Group How large is the A&E group at SSOE? How long has it been in existence and what kinds of projects do you work on? SSOE Group is an international EPCM firm consisting of over 1,000 engineers and designers who provide architecture, engineering, construction management [...]

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Specifically Speaking: Jerry “Dutch” Forstater

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 13:11 Be the first to comment

Name: Jerry “Dutch” Forstater, PE, owner Company: Professional Systems Engineering, LLC Location: Lansdale, Pa. I can see from your web site that Professional Systems Engineering works in a number of different verticals. What is one of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on and what did you find interesting/rewarding about that project? One of our [...]

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