Once again nearly 20,000 professionals zealous about audio, video, smart home technologies, and electronics in general, converged September 6-8, at the San Diego Convention Center for CEDIA Expo 2018 .
SDM recently featured Allstate Security Industries (ASI) of Amarillo, Texas, in its cover story, "Is It Time for Drones & Robots?" as a company that was already employing drones in its security offerings. Allstate Security recently built a state-of-the-art monitoring center as well, so SDM decided to talk to Melinda Braden, ASI’s central station manager to ask a few questions about using drones as part of ASI’s security offering.
Fun new residential products, such as video doorbells and digital voice assistants, were on the radars of readers this year, as evidenced by the top-ranked stories of 2017 that were presented in a special year-end edition of smartHOME e-newsletter and compiled for this blog.
With the holidays fast approaching, facilities from college campuses to office buildings will see a lull in activity as occupants are away in the final weeks of December. For facility managers, building owners, and integrators offering security as a service, this reduction in tenant foot traffic can serve as a quiet and calm time to reflect and improve on building security.
This year the editors compiled the top stories of the year as featured in SDM’s various e-newsletters. Below are the top 10 stories as featured on our website and delivered to you through SDM e-news and Today’s Systems Integrator e-news.
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.
As the cover asserts, security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2020 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
Also in July, insight on how to install Security Locks & Door Hardware, "Top Tech Tips for Security Locks & Door Hardware Installs", and much more.