What does the repeal of Net Neutrality mean for the security industry, which relies more and more on IP technology? SDM spoke with John Knox, president, Knox Integrated Systems, Knoxville, Tenn. Knox is a past president of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and a current ESA Government Relations Committee member who has represented ESA in Washington about this issue.
The overwhelming consensus among security professionals interviewed for this first in SDM’s 2018 series of State of the Market articles, is that the video surveillance market remains strong and will continue to grow.
The 12th annual Axis Connect & Converge Conference (ACCC) was held in Seattle November 6-9 and offered partners education, informative keynotes and a chance to connect with peers and partners in a relaxing setting.
Electronic locks have come a long way, offering significant energy savings and increased performance over their predecessors. In this Q&A, SDM talks to two industry experts about low powered locks and the benefit they can offer security integrators.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) recently announced a call to action to its members, urging increased TMA member participation in codes and standards development that impact the security and fire alarm industries.
As camera technology continues to improve, clogged bandwidth becomes an increasing problem. Video compression formats have come a long way in helping to solve these issues, but is the latest format, H.265, right for you?
More customers are beginning to take advantage of cloud technologies. Meanwhile, more and more integrators are offering cloud services in one form or another.
Integrators interviewed for this article reported mixed results with regard to what percentage of their customers used their cloud video services.
In a technology-rich environment such as that of the security industry, it is easy to let technology drive company management. Salient System’s president explains how allowing customer needs to drive your company is more effective.
Certain industries seem to attract people who are naturally dedicated to serving and protecting others. In my time covering the security industry, especially a time such as this, I am pleased to say that there seems to be common thread among the people I meet at tradeshows, conferences, and in interviews: These are people devoted to helping others.