Security installation professionals have had their noses to the grindstone all year, working hard to overcome the negatives in the economy. More than 5 million people in the
Soon we will be able to track the economic health of businesses like yours in more ways than ever before, as SDM’s 29th annual Industry Forecast survey gets underway this month – asking, for the first time, if you increased, reduced or maintained your staffing levels this year. This is in addition to dozens of other data points collected, including annual revenue, recurring revenue, monthly rates and average installation prices. SDM’s editor, Laura Stepanek, will be presenting the full results of this study, combined with data from the SDM 100 and Top Systems Integrators, at the upcoming Securing New Ground Conference on November 11 in
SDM representatives will also be attending two very important industry trade shows: CEDIA Expo, from September 9 – 13 at the
Another hopeful sign for the security industry is a resurgence of small conferences and events, after a very slight lull earlier this year. SDM’s been at many of them – taking notes, listening and working to keep you informed about what’s going on in the industry.
In mid-August, SDM’s associate editor, Heather Klotz, attended the first forum in the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association’s (NBFAA) (now the Electronic Security Association) Young Security Professionals (YSP) Forum series. The first event, the Executive Forum, hosted by Alarm Detection Systems (ADS) in
In late August, ADT held its 2009 ADT Media
Both events carried a message of growth and the pursuit of continuous innovation, both individually as companies and as an industry.
The four-day RRUG conference, which also included special educational presentations for New Jersey dealers as well as a golf tournament and luncheon to close the event, drew 280 dealer companies, totaling more than 430 attendees and about 40 vendors. More details about the conference will be published next month in SDM.
It has been a busy summer, and at all the conferences SDM has attended across America, while attending trade shows and getting ready for upcoming trade shows and through doing industry research, SDM is finding one thing to be true - security installation professionals are working harder than ever, have more to say, and are still chasing goals and looking to the future, which is a necessary element of success. As NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle Commander Richard Searfoss said at the first annual Rapid Response Users Group conference when talking about reaching goals, “Do you have a long-range perspective? Envision that future. Think of the Hubbell telescope looking out light years into the darkness.” The security industry is.