For the second year in a row, systems integration revenue fell by 4 percent. Instead of paving their own straight road, integrators are facing sharp curves in adoption of new technology infrastructure and new service models.
Security systems integrators had expected to pull ahead in 2011, but instead they experienced a dismal first half of the year and a better-by-comparison but still “just average” second half. Following a 4.4 percent drop in 2010, systems integration revenue among the industry’s largest security companies fell yet again — by 3.6 percent in 2011 — leaving many wondering what it would take to get back up to speed. Integrators face sharp curves in the need to quickly adopt IP as the primary infrastructure for security systems, as well as to create business models that offer security as a service.
PSA Security Network (PSA), an electronic security cooperative representing security system integrators and working to promote training and credentialing for the electronic safety and security systems industry has partnered with BICSI, the association supporting the information technology systems (ITS) industry with information, education and knowledge assessment.
North American Video (NAV), Brick, N.J., a provider of security systems integration technology and services, announced the acquisition of Nexus Technologies Group. Nexus Technologies operates from offices in New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa. The business has a long-standing reputation for innovation and customer service.
Whether your growth strategy for 2012 calls for entering a new market or strengthening your position in an existing one, you’ll want to have your team on the ground and engaged at ASIS 2011 in Orlando, Sept. 19-22. ASIS International (ASIS) is launching a new educational track specifically for systems integrators. Endorsed by PSA Security Network, the new session track features practitioners in key vertical industries that will help systems integrators understand their biggest challengesand discover what end users expect from them.
Gone are the days when cybersecurity was someone else’s problem. With savvy and tenacious hackers who can use almost anything connected to a network to access systems, and evolving and seemingly implacable threats, just where does the security industry stand on the cyber preparedness spectrum? Read more stories in September Issue 2017.