The RS2 dealer meeting was held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and included a golf outing, a tour of the Midway aircraft carrier and a dinner cruise.
Dealers “like to learn from each other,” said Gary Staley, RS2 founding partner. Noting that attendees will keep one another in mind when they have a project that covers areas beyond their own geographic area, he said, “the camaraderie they build here goes a long way.”
Held in at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn., this year’s MIPS welcomed a record number of attendees, who were treated to two days of keynote addresses and plenty of time to explore solutions from several of Milestone’s technology partners in the exhibit hall while mingling with colleagues and making new connections.
Enterprise Ireland client Netwatch Group, a provider of proactive video monitoring, is expanding operations in the United States. David Walsh, CEO, Netwatch Group, said the company created 250 new jobs in the U.S. in 2018 and will continue this growth in 2019, adding another 100 roles.
Viakoo, the company that provides solutions to help enterprises achieve maximum uptime, reliability and performance of physical security and IoT systems, has announced PSA Security Network as its latest Platinum Partner.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Chris Grniet, CPP, as the recipient of the 2018 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, which recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives.
The South Grand Community Improvement District (CID) in St. Louis is using the Genetec Stratocast cloud-based video monitoring system to deter license plate theft in its parking lot and provide video access to the local police department to help reinforce security.
It appears that the “battle” between UTP cabled and Wi-Fi IP connectivity options has been won by wireless. Wi-Fi is now built-in to smart devices, laptops, IP cameras and other technologies used by our industry.
Doomsday didn’t happen. For all the concern many security dealers have shown in recent years — particularly about the rapidly changing residential market — all indicators seem to finally point to what was always the hope in the midst of the fear: that all the new entrants, technologies and business models would start to grow the pie for all.