It’s an old axiom, but it holds up well. Money follows the security industry because the security industry delivers results. And while many things haven’t changed about how security dealers get financing, a few new trends are starting to emerge. Read more stories in June Issue 2017.
Apps are everywhere today, including the security industry. From residential and commercial user apps, to those targeted at helping the channel with sales, service and installation — we take a look at the current and future potential of this ubiquitous technology.
Wherever you turn today — whether as a consumer, employee, bank patron or business owner — it is almost impossible to avoid using an “app.” You can pay on your phone using an app, deposit a check, play Candy Crush or Words with Friends, purchase items from Amazon and watch videos, to name just a tiny fraction of the more than two million apps available on either Android or iPhone.
The primary thing for security integrators to know about today’s video management systems (VMS) can be summed up in just a few words: these solutions are no longer commodities, but have evolved into fully functional business and security management hubs.
Outdoor security is rife with challenges and obstacles not faced indoors, and thus resists the kind of repeatable, uniform solutions that can often fit various indoor locations with sometimes only minor adjustments.
The dealer financing market has been stable for many years. The changes that have occurred include new types of investors and new factors that potential lenders will consider in making loans to dealers.
The security industry looks to the SDM 100 — a group of the 100 largest security companies ranked by their recurring monthly revenue (RMR) — as a wellspring of industry trends and operational best practices.
It’s an old axiom, but it holds up well. Money follows the security industry because the security industry delivers results. And while many things haven’t changed about how security dealers get financing, a few new trends are starting to emerge.
In this month’s feature article, “Financial Services: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t,” author Joan Engebretson focuses on some financing facts that are well known to security dealers as well as some lesser known facts, such as that interest rates are expected to increase soon.
From salespeople to technicians, the blizzard of IP devices and options can create confusion and uncertainty, which will likely result in lost sales, lost profit and customer dissatisfaction with the systems that they have obtained.
Colquitt County — located in South Georgia just a short drive from the Florida state line — is home to more than 45,000 people and features all of the charm one would expect to find in small-town America.
Brad Duffy, president of the security officer division for Per Mar Security Services, is the recipient of the 2017 Wayne J. Wunder Memorial Award from the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS).
ComNet announced its entry into the access control marketplace by introducing two systems — the CNA100 line, a two- to eight-door solution for smaller applications and the CNA200 for up to 32 doors for larger applications.
ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions offers a wide range of comprehensive educational courses for architects seeking continuing education units (CEUs) and those looking to develop an expertise in a particular door security solutions offering.
HID Global announced its new HID Location Services that provide organizations with visibility into the location of their workforce in a facility, making it possible to analyze room usage for better building management and increased operational efficiency.
Honeywell released AlarmNet 360 Insights, an interactive analytics dashboard in the AlarmNet 360 cloud-based business management platform that makes it easier for security dealers and central stations to explore customer data, uncover opportunities and expose problem areas.
VisualDOORS is designed to provide users access to the most commonly used features of Doors.NET, Keri System’s flagship software solution, with a simplified, clean and highly intuitive graphical user Interface.
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.