In 2018, host country Russia went to great extent to ensure that it provided the tightest security possible surrounding World Cup events; news reports at the time gave us a glimpse into some of the tactics and resources.
Recently Honeywell announced that Resideo will be the corporate name of the Honeywell Homes product portfolio and ADI Global Distribution businesses when they become a stand-alone, publicly traded company following completion of a spin-off that is expected by the end of 2018.
Security systems integrators manage a diverse set of projects with demanding requirements. Their suppliers play a chief role in helping them meet those requirements and exceed their customers’ expectations.
At the Lockport City School District in Lockport, N.Y., the surveillance system is being upgraded to a facial recognition system that will check each face against a database of “expelled students, sex offenders and other possible troublemakers,” according to an article by Associated Press that was picked up the week of July 22 by several media outlets, among them FoxNews.com.
In the security systems integration industry, while factors such as a great economy and stimulation of buyers by continued security threats are contributing to growth, it’s the morphing of security technology into broader business applications that is starting to drive noticeable demand.
With every set of opportunities comes an often equally matched set of challenges. This is especially true for security integrators today, as both an active economy and a never-ending list of security concerns continue to stimulate sales — all bolstered by end users’ desire to apply security technology across multiple business functions.
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. So, which manufacturers and distributors are behind the SDM 100, supporting them with the products, solutions and services that help make them successful?
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
Also in June, the latest developments in Central Station Software, the "Most Popular Brands Among the SDM 100", and much more.