Physical Security Articles

  1. You Become What You Look For In Life

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  6. CompTIA: Business Confidence Even Q2 To Q3

    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. Leverage Your IT Relationships To Win IP Video Business

    The pages of Business Solutions have been loaded in recent months with articles about how IP surveillance could be a great addition to your line card. The bottom line is that IP surveillance has improved in every way possible in recent years — lower price, easier to setup, increased functionality, etc. Despite the awesome opportunity for you, I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re still a little hesitant. If your mind automatically presents all the obstacles you’d face if you wanted to take on IP video, let me remove one — identifying the decision maker.

  8. Top Channel Tweets — July 17, 2013

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

  9. CompTIA ChannelCon Offers Ideas, Tools, Connections To Grow Your Business

    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.

  10. Should IP Video Storage Be Your Next Cloud Service?

    Many of you reading this are probably already selling or considering one or more of the following cloud solutions: hosted email, data backups, or network security-as-a-service. Some may even be offering virtualization services such as VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure) and virtual server services. One opportunity I’m betting isn’t yet on your radar, but should be, is IP video storage in the cloud.