There is far more to an effective security solution strategy than installing a few cameras and hoping for the best. When it comes to cameras or security systems, Rhedonda Cox, executive director of S.E.A.L. Security Solutions often comes across two types of people: people who have no idea about cameras and security systems or people who think they know everything. Cox says S.E.A.L. offers both types a real education.
A growing video service dealers, integrators and central stations can offer is video guard services, which are designed to deliver the benefits of an on-site guard without requiring customers to incur the expense of an on-site employee.
Curious about who has won in the past? Over the last 33 years an incredible range of dealers have impressed SDM with their unmistakable success, innovation, use of industry best practices, and notable growth and accomplishments. Each year the winners are truly a snapshot of what is great about the industry.
The Department of Public Safety’s Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) program will soon expand its current network of 93 enrollment facilities to include 55 new locations — specifically in more rural areas — where secure and convenient fingerprint-based background checks will be provided at IdentoGO Centers by MorphoTrust USA (Safran), Billerica, Mass. Texas awarded the contract to MorphoTrust, making it the first state to implement the company’s new, state-of-the-art commercial enrollment platform.
With Texas market headquarters in San Antonio, Toshiba Business Solutions (USA) Inc. (TBS) — a subsidiary of Toshiba America Business Solutions — employs approximately 1,100 people and provides application solutions including industrial power systems, transmission and distribution systems, and lighting systems to a wide range of industries. The company was in the process of relocating its Texas market headquarters and had an aggressive timeline for moving into both the new headquarters and a secondary location.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office successfully deployed a mobile identification solution that allows officers to capture and search fingerprints against state and national FBI databases from any location. The solution, supplied by the U.S. company MorphoTrak, part of the global Morpho (Safran) group of companies, consists of a Morpho Maestro gateway for system communications and 65 cell phone-size MorphoIDent mobile devices for capturing fingerprints in the field.
Delaware Technical and Community College offers educational opportunities for the community, including career/general development, transfer education, workforce training, and lifelong learning. Life safety is a priority for the 147-acre Owens Campus in Georgetown, which spans 10 different buildings and educates over 5,000 students. In order to maintain a high standard of safety, the college decided to install new fire alarm systems with emergency communications (ECS) and mass notification (MNS) capabilities.
Gallagher — a global leader in integrated access control, perimeter security, and intruder alarms — has been chosen to assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in securing a terminal cross-border facility on the West Coast. This new development will use the FIPS 201-2 compliant Gallagher PIV Solution, implementing integrated access control with video surveillance through one management platform.
The general outlook across the industry is highly optimistic as dealers and manufacturers ride the wave of integrated technologies and consumer interest to more and more growth. But there are also cautionary notes. Read more about SDM February Issue.