The security industry's options continue to improve when it comes to reliable and quick video and data transmission
Homeland security-based concerns, especially regarding the addition of cameras for surveillance, has stepped up efforts to improve and enhance video transmission, both from a wired and wireless standpoint.
As more cameras are added to the security equation, the means to get clear images and accurate data from multiple points has intensified.
The financial side of the security industry has gone through its ups and downs in recent years.
A shrinking pool of specialty lenders, more stringent financing guidelines and for those looking to sell accounts, lower multiples, are just some of the challenges faced by installers and systems integrators seeking financing for capital improvements or to grow their business.
While many owners of alarm companies traditionally think they only have two sources to raise capital for their business, securing a loan from a specialty lender or one from a local bank, they often forget about another, and often readily available solution - dealer programs.
For years, the security industry has attached a stigma to dealer programs.
With cameras every where - and more being installed every day - the collection of video for surveillance purposes has skyrocketed.
But with this explosion in image capture and storage has come the issue of sorting through all this video, which has given rise to the need for analyzing images, so security personnel can go quickly to those images and events that are outside the norm or are of interest based on pre-determined policies.