Physical Security Executive Commentary

  1. Access Control Trends For 2016
    10/26/2015

    The industry is abuzz with talk about access control and what’s next. Yet most discussions leave you wondering what does the future really hold for the access control industry? Here’s a list of some the top trends in access control for 2016.  

  2. 5 Reasons A Security Command Center Is Crucial To Higher Education
    10/13/2015

    Today’s campus environments require a variety of systems to manage the vast amount of data, evolving security needs, and a growing number of assets that must be protected on a daily basis. To accomplish this, colleges and universities should look at a number of ways technology can help address safety and security needs.

  3. Top 5 Tech Trends Universities Use To Enhance Student Security
    10/1/2015

    It is only fitting that institutions of higher learning, where innovation is encouraged, are leading the way in advancements related to confirming student identity and controlling access to campus buildings. While student identification (ID) cards have evolved over the years, some colleges and universities have truly gone high-tech in the ways students can prove who they are.

  4. The Role Of Video In Your IT Clients’ Business Intelligence
    9/14/2015

    According to Cisco's recent Visual Networking Index Report, video is now the fastest growing type of data in the world.  The report estimates by 2019, nearly one million minutes of video content will cross the network every second. Of course, video generated by security and surveillance systems is included in these numbers. This represents an enormous amount of unstructured data – or Big Data – that can potentially be mined for business intelligence.  However, generating any kind of actionable information from endless amounts of video content can seem overwhelming, which is why surveillance video is often overlooked when it comes to Big Data and generating business intelligence.

  5. The Top 5 Ways Universities Confirm Student Identity Through Access Control
    8/31/2015

    As students return to school, packing lecture halls and moving into dorm rooms in the colleges and universities, officials behind the scenes look for ways to safeguard the students, faculty, and assets. To accomplish this feat, today’s higher education organizations look for a combination of policies and new technology solutions.

  6. 2015: The Year of Mobile
    8/28/2015

    As you have probably heard, mid April of this year, Google made big changes to their search engine algorithm, giving priority to websites that are optimized for mobile devices. Over the past few months, many companies (our clients included) have started taking a closer look at their site traffic and refreshing their websites to make them mobile friendly.

  7. How Your IT Clients Can Leverage The Power Of The IoT For Access Control Systems
    8/25/2015

    The Internet of Things (IoT) and interconnectivity are having a sizeable impact on the physical security industry. Among those technologies where it is having the most effect are access control systems.

  8. The Growing Value Of Video Data: Ensure Your IT Clients’ Video Investment Is Protected
    8/24/2015

    Today’s IT and surveillance leaders are constantly on the lookout for new ways to gather, manage and store data to run their departments more efficiently, as well as maintain budgets and contribute to the overall success of the business. Video surveillance is a valuable tool to help maintain a secure environment, and as such, the amount of video surveillance tools deployed continues to increase.

  9. What SMBs Are Looking For From Their IT Solutions Providers
    8/20/2015

    I do coaching for one of our member’s sales executives. Their owner asked for some feedback on a blog we were reviewing. One of the sales executives replied with the following...

  10. MSP Sales Teams Are Not Just From IT Backgrounds Anymore
    8/20/2015

    I read an interesting interview by Jill Konrath of Brent Adamson, coauthor of “The Challenger Sale.” In the interview, Mr. Adamson talks about some of the research they have done around the point in the sale when the purchaser engages with the supplier.