I just completed the October cover story for SDM Magazine on “Security’s Business Intelligence Advantage.” While interviewing both suppliers and integrators, one common theme was the undeniable technology push prompted by 9/11. One technology, video analytics, saw heavy development after 9/11, with the promise of delivering such services such as terrorist facial recognition, abnormal behavior, and bomb detection.
While hurricane Irene put 11 states in emergency mode, central stations and security installers suffered varying degrees of damage to their facilities and operations, but all the while ensuring their customers got the support they needed.Events like Hurricane Irene demand flexibility. When planning its strategy, C.O.P.S Monitoring had to switch focus from its Florida station to its New Jersey central station, which ended up taking a direct hit from the storm. In addition to C.O.P.S.â Williamstown, N.J. headquarters, it also has redundant operations with central stations in Arizona, Florida, and Tennessee.
SDM caught up with Alex Dunn, chief operating officer at Vivint, Provo, Utah, to talk about the company’s summer sales program, its adaptation after officially entering the home automation space this year and what he considers to be a game-changer in the security/automation market.
Even though the Chicago White Sox unfortunately didn't bring much to their game against the Cleveland Indians tonight, Underwriters Laboratories did! UL sponsored tonight's annual “Police & Fire Night"at the game, which the Sox lost 4 to 1 to the American League's Central Division second-place Indians.
On Friday, Aug. 26, SDM will be tweeting live with Alex Dunn, COO at Vivint, Provo, Utah. Formerly APX Alarm, the company has rebranded and expanded its offerings in the residential space, all the while seeing astounding growth and earning the No. 4 spot on the 2011 SDM 100.
Today at SecurityXchange in Park City, Utah, I had the chance to sit down with Matt Spencer, SecurityXchange’s founder and the chief operating officer of VerticalXchange, SecurityXchange’s parent company. We had a chance to discuss the event and its 10-year anniversary this year.
Today at SecurityXchange in Park City, Utah, I participated as a guest guide at the event. Throughout the day, integrators, manufacturers, and end users hold meetings in the manufacturers’/service providers’ suites throughout the property, and guides are responsible for escorting the integrators and end users from meeting to meeting and keeping them on time.
This week I am in picturesque Park City, Utah for the annual event, SecurityXchange, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. When traveling to industry events, it is always interesting to see who ends up driving you to your event. This trip I had the pleasure of making the hour drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport with a driver who had a bone to pick with me about a new security system being implemented at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
Professional networking has long been a key component of doing business in security. Today, social and professional networking websites spring up and gain worldwide popularity seemingly overnight, and it’s necessary to build strong networks that effectively use resources such as Twitter or LinkedIn. Add to that the fact that the face of the security is changing, and it’s now more important than ever to create these supportive networks. Enter: the Women’s Security Council (WSC).