Subscribe to RSS - Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Meet the new Pelco

CEO Sharad Shekhar looks to regain company’s former glory
 - 
04/26/2017

CLOVIS, Calif.—Since taking over as CEO of Pelco by Schneider Electric in November of 2015, Sharad Shekhar has worked tirelessly to create a new identity for Pelco within the larger Schneider Electric organizational structure.

Migration to the cloud inevitable, study finds

 - 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Companies across industries are increasingly leveraging the cloud for security applications, with 42 percent of respondents in a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric indicating they currently run security applications in the cloud and almost half (45 percent) stating they are likely or extremely likely to transition security operations to the cloud in the future.

The survey, conducted by Morar Consulting, included input from more than 300 U.S. CIOs, CTOs, IT directors, security/facilities managers and operations personnel across industries including construction and trade, education, financial services, healthcare, IT/technology, manufacturing and industrial and professional and business services.

“Leveraging the cloud for security applications is becoming increasingly accepted—and required—as we move into a 24/7 digital world,” Steven Turney, security program manager, Schneider Electric, said in the announcement. “Especially for companies where security management improvements are imminent, it makes sense to consider innovation at every level of their organization to meet their security needs. As businesses are required to be more agile, the cloud helps to unify and simplify security measures so an organization’s data, people and assets are constantly protected.”

According to the findings, organizations utilize the cloud for existing applications including data storage, human resources, email and security, and are eager to continue adopting it for security operations, with 57 percent of respondents believing the cloud is secure, including IT and technology professionals having the most confidence (78 percent), followed by education (70 percent), construction (68 percent) and financial services (52 percent). However, some skeptics remain, with 18 percent of respondents indicating they do not trust the cloud.

“Nearly three-fourths of respondents said network security is an important feature for security systems in their organizations,” the study’s authors found. “While the state of security continues to advance, respondents indicate security systems aren’t where they should be in order to adopt emerging technologies (54 percent), and despite business leaders being supportive of emerging technology (95 percent), many barriers to adoption exist.

Organizational/administrative barriers such as procedures, lack of perceived value and ROI were the top barriers identified that are inhibiting organizations from achieving their security goals, according to the study.

“While integration remains an obstacle to achieving security goals, almost 80 percent feel it is important to integrate security systems with other buildings and IT systems as part of an organization’s cloud strategy,” the study found. “Currently, photo ID badging, active directory, intrusion and CCTV are the top four systems organizations integrate into their security systems. The two top non-security systems organizations currently integrate with their security systems are automation and lighting.”

To learn more about the study, you can review the full results here.

Note: SSN continues to report on this story, including an upcoming interview with Steven Turney, security program manager for Schneider Electric.

Herve Fages to head new VSaaS company

MultiSight, owned by Schneider Electric, includes hardware, storage and service
 - 
10/21/2015

CLOVIS, Calif. —Herve Fages, former CEO of Pelco, has a new job heading up MultiSight, a new VSaaS company owned by Schneider Electric.

Schneider Electric opens new Global R&D Center

 - 
09/11/2014

ANDOVER, Mass.—Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, on Sept. 10 announced the grand opening of its new North American research and development center here.

Education one of the highlights at the NFPA show

 - 
05/16/2014

LAS VEGAS—Education will be a robust feature of the 2014 National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo. The number of education sessions grew to 150 last year and will remain at that level this year when the annual event is held June 9-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center here.

G4S Technology creates new service and maintenance division

New G4S president Sam Belbina says goal is to derive 40 percent of revenue from service within 18 months
 - 
12/16/2013

OMAHA, Neb.—With the goal of increasing the percentage of revenue it derives from services from 25 to 40 percent, G4S Technology, a national systems integrator and project management company for electronic security systems and communication networks, has launched a new division.

Schneider Electric, Alarm.com partner to manage home energy

 - 
06/05/2013

PALATINE, Ill. and Vienna, Va.—Schneider Electric and Alarm.com have teamed up to bring Schneider’s Wise home management system to home builders, utilities and other service providers in the efficient energy space, the companies announced today.

Schneider Electric to expand IP camera line

 - 
04/12/2013

DALLAS—Schneider Electric plans to launch more than 50 new IP cameras in 2013 as part of its Pelco IP video surveillance product line, according to a company statement.

Schneider said to mull bid for Tyco

 - 
04/12/2011

PARIS—Schneider Electric, based here, is working with bankers to assess a bid for Tyco International, according to an April 11 Bloomberg report, which cited “three people with knowledge of the matter.”

Pelco Schneider internal reorg

 - 
01/13/2011

CHICAGO—The Pelco and Schneider Electric Buildings Department has realigned key functions of the organization to bring them all under a common leadership, Schneider Electric executives told Security Systems News.

Pages