ADS Security is a successful oxymoron. The company has a unique ability to combine the stability of a traditional, nationally recognized security company with the freshness of a young company with trending offerings. The results are solid growth, raving fans, and a bright future.
Integrators are finding that their customers are more interested in intercoms today than ever, because having an IP backbone gives them mobility and interactivity features, and video offers greater situational awareness.
Unlimited Technology, SDM’s 2014 Systems Integrator of the Year, knows it can handle anything and everything its customers and projects demand, because it is built upon a foundation of strong engineering capabilities and internal processes it has developed over the last year.
As anyone who’s ever started or seriously contemplated starting their own business knows the going can be tough, particularly in the beginning. However, the roots of entrepreneurship run deep in Oliver Keeling’s family — his father teaches on the subject at Iowa State University, and several relatives own and operate their own businesses. U.S. Air Force and Army veteran Keeling said he was fortunate to have this strong support system when he left the large national security company where he’d grown comfortable in his role as a local technician and founded Astra Security LLC in July 2013.
Operational costs savings and energy efficiency are major drivers of BAS installations and retrofits. Industry surveys have determined that building owners and managers are realizing the many financial benefits of intelligent technologies, such as lower energy costs, lower maintenance costs and lower repair and replacement costs.
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.