While security integrators are in business to integrate security systems, often there’s nothing integrated about the business of security itself — from the central stations, interactive service providers and point solutions, to the myriad homegrown systems implemented and jury-rigged together over the years.
For consumers, the market for home energy management technology and products has, all at once, become highly frenzied yet tremendously exciting. From sleek, standalone ‘smart thermostats’ to solutions tightly integrated with the security system to new broadband-based home energy offerings from large cable and telco providers, consumers must not only decide which tool fits with their particular lifestyle, but which underlying platform offers the most stability and value.
Just envision the business opportunities in the house of the future.
You won’t find traditional furniture styles or old-fashioned appliances. Everything is ultra-modern, a blending of lifestyle and technology.
At the ongoing ESI Forum and The Electronic Security Association (ESA) Leadership Summit events taking place at the Omni Mandalay at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, attendees have ample opportunity to celebrate recent achievements as well as ensure more success to come through educational session presented by their peers. The events opened on Monday, Jan. 9 and will wrap up on Friday, Jan 12.
From the guy who many say invented the term, security consultant Steve Hunt’s advice on physical security information management (PSIM) is not to get hung up on the highfalutin name. Instead, get into the business benefits of the evolving concept; and, for integrators, focus on the approach as a way to have a longer, deeper, and more profitable relationship with clients.
Cameras from Hikvision, City of Industry, Calif., are being used at Nuremberg railway station in Germany, the largest railway station in northern Bavaria that currently receives 130,000 passengers every weekday.
iSecurity, a free online trade show and conference organized by SDM and Security magazines returns for a second year on March 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend webinars, visit vendor booths, network and take part in Q&A sessions with presenters live from their computer screens, wherever they may be.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.