Writers are taught to use the most precise words possible, so understandably, a writer’s liberal use of the word “thing” in any one article or essay is frowned upon by journalism teachers. Thus when the term Internet of Things came to be widely used, I was delighted by its ability to deliver such a broad and imprecise meaning. It was intriguing, yet ultimately too wide-ranging — just what was this Internet of Things (IoT)?
Which suppliers do the largest systems integrators use? This Top Systems Integrators brand-usage report lists the top 15 manufacturers and top 12 distributors that earn the business of the largest systems integrators in the physical security channel.
A broader base of competition, margin erosion, and pressure on end user budgets all played their part on performance, but integrators experienced enough opportunities to counter those impediments to growth.
While there has been no shortage of market pressures and disruptive influences on the security business lately, systems integrators nonetheless performed well last year. As a group, the integrators encapsulated in SDM’s 2015 Top Systems Integrators Report didn’t show much growth — just 0.3 percent. But that had more to do with the structure of the report than with the companies’ individual accomplishments in 2014.
Back in the day, “the establishment” was something the younger generation of the 1960s didn’t trust because it referred to a group that included elite government officials, the media and large corporations — and it usually meant that two or more of these entities were thought to be in cahoots.
Which suppliers do the largest security dealers use? This SDM 100 brand-usage report lists the top 12 manufacturers and top six distributors that earn the business of the largest security companies in the installation and monitoring channel.
The security industry looks to the SDM 100 — a group of 100 of the largest security companies ranked by their recurring monthly revenue — 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 have helped make them successful?
Two key meetings held on Tuesday, June 23 at the ESX show in Baltimore were the Electronic Security Association’s annual membership meeting and the Central Station Alarm Association International’s general membership meeting.
Having the right back-office software is like having a super-star employee on your team. From accounting/billing, to scheduling, to proposals and contracts — your entire operation just runs more smoothly and efficiently.
Acrobats, altered perceptions, screaming, and other absurd occurrences marked an event held last month in Las Vegas. It wasn’t a new Cirque du Soleil show — it was the 2015 ISC West tradeshow and conference held at the Sands Expo & Convention Center, featuring many unique demonstrations and events. This year’s show featured more than 1,000 exhibitors displaying more than 10,000 products, both on a main floor and inside a large-area Global Expo.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.