“Retailers were making use of a range of new policies, most introduced over the past two years and there are plans to develop most of these programs further in the next two years.” From the 2010 edition of the “Global Retail Theft Barometer.”
As you are reading this article, odds are you have a mobile phone within reach. You might even be reading this article on a mobile device via SDM’s digital edition. Even if one is not in reach, you probably still have a mobile phone, making you one of five billion global mobile connections globally, according to the latest report by Wireless Intelligence.
Keypads and touchscreens can make or break an alarm system sale, and technology advances in this area are raising the bar, supporting a range of new capabilities — from more intuitive user interfaces to RFID communications.
Going it alone in business can be tough. Fortunately, security dealers have a wide range of programs available to them that can help support their business operations. One option is formal dealer programs, typically operated by companies that will purchase dealer accounts in exchange for getting all or part of the recurring monthly revenue from those accounts.
When The Protection Bureau saw the recession coming, it decided on what some would call a risky course of action. The company chose to use an offensive — not defensive — growth strategy, expanding its offerings and growing its customer service department. It proactively connected with its current clients through a new Client Care Department and a company-wide, downright fanatical focus on customer satisfaction and intentional interaction.
One-hundred sixty-three years ago, Siemens was founded in Berlin by Werner von Siemens, an inventor and businessman, around the design and sales of the pointer telegraph. Today, Siemens AG operates in 190 countries and employs more than 400,000 people. Its offerings are diverse, covering solutions for energy, automation, healthcare, transportation and industry needs, among many others. Fortune ranked Siemens 40th among global corporations in 2010.
While standards groups such as ONVIF and PSIA, and associations such as the Security Industry Association (SIA) that address standards development, are diligently working to provide interoperability for IP-based physical