One of the hottest topics for discussion with many opportunities emerging around it is the Internet of Things, or IoT. It’s not just change or progress. It has the potential to disrupt and, in many instances, already is disrupting work, home, travel, play, and just about every facet of our lives. But what is it and what does it mean for the security industry — in particular, your business?
It’s been bandied about for 30 years — just about as long as I’ve been in this industry — but it’s still a hot topic and I have yet to see a solid solution. Interoperability is a key issue that keeps coming up.
Technology is also able to keep people living at home without moving to a care facility. This has led to the “Aging in Place” movement and it is gaining momentum given the explosive growth of the senior population.
The name of the game is RMR, which of course stands for recurring monthly revenue. With this dependable revenue stream, many companies have weathered tough economic times and flourished when times were good again. The security industry knows this best of all.
Hopefully you’re already deep into strategic planning for 2018, but here are a few recommendations based on industry trends and predictions to help aim you in the right direction, as well as a look back at some of this year’s published columns to help you get there.
Given today’s world of fast-paced, constantly changing, and disruptive technologies, there’s more to planning and implementing strategies for future success than traditional methods. Let’s look at what can be done to stack the odds of future success in your favor.
It’s time to take an “outside look” and get your company’s report card. There’s no time like the present to grade the business and get on track, especially as you start looking ahead to 2018. A company report card will help your team focus and frame the discussion for moving forward. Objective and honest evaluation of key aspects of business will guide the company in creating a roadmap to success.
As the cover asserts,security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2019 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
Also in June, insight on how to choose a thermal camera, "Rethinking Keypads for Better Access Control", and much more.