Physical Security Editor's Notebook

  1. You Become What You Look For In Life
    8/12/2013

    At last week's RSPA RetailNOW 2013, the keynote speaker, Roy Spence, talked about the need and importance of purpose in what one does. His closing remarks, while not overly original, were impactful in the way he strung them together, and most importantly, quite relevant in both personal and professional life.

  2. Peer-to-Peer: Advice For Integrators Considering Selling Access Control
    8/9/2013

    In a recent Business Solutions article, "Remote Video Monitoring Pays Off," Howard Wolf, senior security consultant at Protection Technologies, told how his company deployed a security system that includes video analytics and remote monitoring. Wolf also shares advice for IT integrators considering getting into access control.

  3. Top Channel Tweets — ChannelCon2013
    8/2/2013

    Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from CompTIA’s ChannelCon that wrapped up Wednesday in Orlando, FL.

  4. Access Control And IP Video Surveillance News From July 2013
    8/2/2013

    Each month, Business Solutions collects and sorts through all the relevant channel news so you don't have to. This month in Access Control and Video Surveillance, three companies announce new products for security systems.

  5. Top Channel Tweets — July 25, 2013
    7/25/2013

    Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from the channel this week.

  6. CompTIA: Business Confidence Even Q2 To Q3
    7/24/2013

    The CompTIA IT Industry Business Confidence Index held steady from Q2 to Q3, but a look at numbers over a wider timeframe shows IT companies are growing in optimism. The index, calculated this quarter from results of an online survey of 308 IT businesses, is 57.9 on a 100-point scale.

  7. Top Channel Tweets — July 17, 2013
    7/17/2013

    Here are some interesting, inspiring, and informative tweets from the channel this week.

  8. CompTIA ChannelCon Offers Ideas, Tools, Connections To Grow Your Business
    7/17/2013

    CompTIA ChannelCon 2013 attendees will find a number of new topics, programs — and even a new format — at the July 29-31 event in Orlando, FL. “The great thing about ChannelCon is that you never get the same thing two years in a row,” says Kelly Ricker, CompTIA’s VP for events and education. She added that the vendor-neutral conference is unique, bringing people together from all sectors of the IT channel with a focus on education and partnering.

  9. 8 Pitfalls To Avoid When Reselling Security
    10/7/2012

    On the final full day of VARTECH 2012, I was a man on a mission. Several VARs I talked with in the morning said they were interested in adopting video surveillance and security solutions but they wanted to know the pitfalls first. So, my mission today was to gather as much information as I could on that topic. By Jim Roddy, president, Jameson Publishing and Business Solutions magazine

  10. The Most Important Secret The Video Surveillance Industry Doesn’t Know
    6/27/2012

    By Mike Monocello, editor in chief, Business Solutions magazine

    Just last week I wrote a blog post on our June issue, which highlighted all the great video surveillance content in the issue you should receive any day now. At the end of that post, I revealed some data from a recent survey we conducted. The gist? Forty-six percent of our audience (more than 18,000 readers) expects to add IP cameras/video surveillance solutions to their line cards within the next 18 months.

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