At ISC West I had the privilege to serve for the first time as a judge for SIA’s New Product Showcase Awards. What a fascinating experience! Not only was I able to watch each company in my judging category present their working products and describe them in detail, I also was able to learn from the other judges — consultants, architects, systems integrators — about what they considered to be the key elements of each product, and what would make them choose one over another.
One of the security industry's own, David Gonzalez, director of business development at Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution, is being credited as a hero who was primarily responsible for restraining a pilot who behaved in an enraged manner during a jetBlue flight yesterday morning. Gonzalez told SDM that the real hero is the co-pilot, who landed the plane safely in Amarillo, Texas.
The ever-changing risk landscape requires security in places that transcend traditional geographies. Because of the requirement for enhanced security in these areas, organizations that operate in disperse and geographically challenging environments, such as oil refineries, parking lots, chemical facilities and transportation, require technologies that can help secure vast spaces.
The Electric Guard Dog, Columbia, S.C., is a pioneer in renewable energy for the security industry. The company's founder, Bill Mullis, developed and patented the flagship product that utilizes solar power more than 20 years ago.
How do you make an impression during a convention attended by thousands of people? Do something different. Do something personal. Do something fun while still doing business. Why not play golf at the 9th annual Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation (AIREF) golf tournament on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Revere Golf Club in Las Vegas.
Do you think your security dealership or systems integration company may qualify to be ranked on the SDM 100 Report or the SDM Top Systems Integrators Report? Published annually by SDM Magazine, these reports provide an excellent opportunity to market your company to potential customers as one of the industry’s most well-recognized businesses, as well as to attract employees and impress potential investors.
The 2012 Barnes Buchanan Conference opened yesterday on an upbeat note. The outlook for 2012 deal flow is viewed positively. David Stang, senior vice president of Bank of America noted that equity markets are improving; and in particular the leveraged loan market for RMR is improving and the volume of deals is on the rise. "Activity is robust," Stang commented.