SIA New Member Profile: Swissdotnet

New Security Industry Association (SIA) member Swissdotnet is a Swiss service company specializing in information and telecommunications systems and in particular alarm systems and supervision. In addition to a range of innovative solutions developed internally, Swissdotnet provides its clients with consulting and development services in the areas of IT. The company is headquartered in Corminboeuf, Switzerland, leveraging its strategic location to serve an international clientele.

SIA spoke with Steve Jacot-Guillarmod, general manager at Swissdotnet, about the company, the security industry and working with SIA.

Tell us the story of your company.

Steve Jacot-Guillarmod: Swissdotnet stands at the forefront of innovation in IT, telecommunications and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for over 15 years. Born out of a vision to simplify infrastructure management with minimal technical constraints and maximal flexibility, Swissdotnet has dedicated itself to developing products that perfectly align with our clients’ needs for building, infrastructure or resource management.

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

SJG: Our portfolio features a diverse array of innovative solutions:

  • OnSphere: A next-generation hypervisor that centralizes management systems on a single platform
  • AlarmWay: Provides comprehensive alarm connectivity to public safety entities in Switzerland
  • PoE Totem: Allows customization of alerts through signal colors for various alarms
  • Mobilization Platform: An alarm call center to mobilize staff efficiently
  • Streaming Server: Facilitates video surveillance with a simple platform for managing video streams
  • Alarm Systems: Offers reliable and highly customizable systems for alarm transmission and reception

What sets Swissdotnet apart is our end-to-end service – from design to deployment and maintenance – ensuring our solutions are not only innovative, but also reliable and scalable.

What’s something we might not know about your company – or something new you’re doing in security?

SJG: A decade ago, Swissdotnet foresaw the significance of interoperability in alarm transmission and committed to SIA standards, a move that has since proven successful. Their development of the IP-SPT transmitter and IP-RCT receiver, both certified according European standards, places them at the forefront of the industry.

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

SJG: Swissdotnet aims to further enhance interoperability within the security industry, driving forward the adoption of standardized, secure and efficient communication protocols. Their goal is to ensure that safety systems are universally compatible, reliable and accessible.

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

SJG: The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT with security systems presents significant opportunities for innovation in real-time monitoring, predictive analytics and automated response mechanisms.

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

SJG: Short-term, increased emphasis on cybersecurity measures within physical security systems. Long-term, the move towards fully integrated, smart security ecosystems that leverage AI for predictive security measures.

What are the biggest challenges facing your company and/or others in the security industry?

SJG: The primary challenges include staying abreast of rapid technological advancements, safeguarding data privacy and security in a world where connectivity is ever-increasing, and ensuring interoperability across diverse devices and standards. Additionally, attracting and retaining top talent in a competitive landscape is crucial for fostering innovation and sustaining growth in the dynamic security industry.

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

SJG: At Swissdotnet, one of the most cherished aspects is being part of an extremely close-knit, competent and creative team. The collaborative spirit and collective expertise within the company are central to developing cutting-edge solutions and maintaining a leading edge in technological advancements. This sense of camaraderie and shared purpose is what makes working at Swissdotnet and within the security industry so rewarding.

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?

SJG: Our SIA membership is invaluable for staying connected with the latest industry trends, networking, and showcasing our innovations. We look forward to leveraging this platform for growth and collaboration, aiming to contribute significantly to the security industry’s evolution.

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

SJG: Swissdotnet significantly contributes to the evolution of SIA’s intrusion standards, and I serve as chair of the SIA Intrusion Subcommittee. This role underscores Swissdotnet’s commitment to advancing communication protocols in the security industry, reflecting our dedication to shaping the future of secure, interoperable solutions.

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