SIA New Member Profile: BeamUP

BeamUP team

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member BeamUP offers a global network of artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered digital twins to provide instant visibility into global facilities’ assets and system data. The company is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel, with offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, and works with Fortune 500 enterprises and companies managing global real estate portfolios.

SIA spoke with Stephane Levy, founder and CEO of BeamUP, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

Tell us the story of your company.

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Stephane Levy, founder and CEO of BeamUP

SL: I come from a family of three generations of building and construction experts. Having worked internationally in the construction industry since my early twenties, I witnessed firsthand just how broken the industry is, with key processes being left behind in a long gone era. Buildings and the systems that run them, have been designed, constructed and managed using manual tools, disparate contractors and no centralized place for storing the documentation. These siloed processes make management and compliance virtually impossible in today’s digital world – resulting in millions of dollars worth of wastage, fines and error rework.

I founded BeamUP on the idea that harnessing a building’s data into a usable form would change the entire game for enterprises managing facilities at scale. Leveraging artificial intelligence and this unified data to deliver insights and automate key design and management processes is the missing link that companies need to efficiently manage their real estate.  

What solutions/services does your business offer in the security industry? And what makes your offerings/company unique?

: BeamUP’s AI-driven facilities intelligence platform uniquely collects and unifies the gold mine of data held in security systems, Internet of Things devices, IT infrastructure, internal regulations and regulatory compliance. The world’s first cloud-based, digital, central and unified data repository, it seamlessly connects to your other facility data points for full visibility into your facility performance enabling you to:

  • Remediate physical security gaps which may be associated with increased shrinkage and violent incidents, as well as other risks in your environment via our automated, data-driven insights
  • Analyze and optimize operations and maintenance (O&M) processes such as end-of-life replacements, upgrades and maintenance via our single source of data
  • Automate your compliance checks to ensure regulatory compliance and avoid breaches

Many of BeamUP’s enterprise customers are also leveraging our facilities design platform across their global real estate portfolio to:

  • Automate the design process by removing manual, outdated, error-prone processes
  • Reduce design time
  • Control costs through efficiency, avoiding rework and streamlining processes
  • Meet compliance standards
  • Store and manage documentation

By automating and visually representing the floorplans and all building systems, BeamUP’s platform speeds up security system design time by 90% and cuts management costs by 70%. This functionality is changing the game for enterprise operations management and real estate teams.

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What is something we might not know about your company – or something new you are doing in security?

SL: Beyond just hardware, security executives must be able to oversee a multi level strategy, taking into account both internal and external threats, compliance, budget planning, resource allocation and dynamic responses to changing conditions. Without using AI technology, it would be impossible to to manually track all of the compliance issues and regulations, the ongoing design iterations and device upgrades. 

What is your company’s vision, and what are your goals for the security industry?

SL: The promise of AI for the security industry has been nascent until now. BeamUP’s vision is to introduce full automation and data-driven insights into the security industry, within a single cloud-based platform accessible across the entire organization. Its complete end-to-end facility life cycle management system is not just for security teams – but for real estate and operations teams, as well as the entire C-suite.

From automating the design within new and retrofitted facilities through day-to-day operations and long-term maintenance of security systems, BeamUP supports the visualization and planning of all types of security at every level, from guards to cameras and sensors to access control and intruder detection devices. It ensures internal and external risks are mitigated at the source.

What do you think are the biggest opportunities in the security industry right now?

SL: The security industry can now finally fully embrace automation, digitization and applying data-driven intelligence and AI/machine learning to their facility design and management, to drive massive efficiencies and savings.

What are your predictions for the security industry in the short and long term?

SL: We predict more and more enterprise security teams will include data-driven intelligence in their design, O&M and management of their facilities. We will see a shift toward automation, AI and machine learning as an integral part of the security strategy. Data and automation will play a large part in our everyday work lives.

Companies will need to become data-driven in their decision making, and staff across all departments will be able to access the data they need to inform their decisions.

What do you enjoy most about being at your company – and in the security industry?

SL: We enjoy the ability to measure our data-driven facility intelligence platform’s return on investment for clients. We can identify exactly how much time and money they have saved on mitigating rework and general inefficiencies.

What does SIA offer that is most important to you/your company? And what do you most hope to get out of your membership with SIA?

SL: We are thrilled to be members of SIA, to be part of a community of like-minded people and organizations.

We look forward to educating the market on the evolution of the security industry through AI and continue learning about the challenges and solutions offered in other areas of the security value chain.

How does your organization engage with SIA? What are your plans for involvement in the next year?

SL: We are full members of SIA and look forward to participating in events.

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