The U.S. market for building automation equipment is set to grow by more than 40 percent within a five-year period ending in 2017, spurred by the need in commercial buildings for more efficient energy consumption, according to a report from IHS Inc. released in late 2013, and is a “must watch” growth opportunity for integrators.
Lighting control systems do not have to be elaborate to have a positive impact, enabling integrators to start at the level with which they are comfortable. Simply suggesting the move from old bulbs to LEDs can cut a lot from lighting costs, and that exponentially grows as more energy efficacy is enabled with lighting controls, King says.
Strategic partnerships are key to growing a successful business, yet initiating and then maintaining those business relationships takes time and money. SecurityXchange, Eagan, Minn., is an event that helps integrators and solutions providers efficiently and affordably establish partnerships where both parties gain business or strengthen existing relationships while finding new technology solutions.
When searching for office space, companies today are looking for more than just a building. They need a space that strategically positions the company to gain competitive advantages and improve business processes.
With the added mobility, smaller form factors, wireless communications, and integration with apps, GPS, and geo-fencing, the solutions are more acceptable and effective than ever before. Here are just a few of the advancements in today’s “next-generation” PERS.
Like any technology, embedded analytics can come with its own set of challenges. For Mark Ring, director of Integration Services, Xentry Systems Integration, Miamisburg, Ohio, the challenges are not selling or promoting analytics but the simple everyday logistics of nature and the different areas to be monitored.
Frase Protection Inc., Cordova, Tenn., offers the Alarm.com app for customers who are interested in interactive services, and the company’s salesmen both use the app at their own homes and demonstrate it during every sales presentation.
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.