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SIA Technology Insights – Summer 2021

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In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. This edition examines the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on security operations, from touchless access control to temperature screening, as well as topics like how security technology is evolving from detection to intervention and prevention.

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What Recurring Monthly Revenue Means for Integrators: As Use of the Cloud Expands, So Do Opportunities for RMR

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The recurring monthly revenue concept in the security industry was once defined as integrators monitoring and managing monthly contracts with end users. With the increase of cloud-based technology, however, the RMR definition has expanded. Companies no longer just sell systems, they also provide services. With these advancements in cloud technologies, not only do integrators benefit,…

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Moving Video Security to the Cloud: How Cloud Technology Can Offer Functionality and Flexibility

The use of the cloud is increasing globally as more organizations look to reap the benefits of this flexible and scalable service-based business model. The growth of cloud-based business functions allows for security-as-a-service (SaaS) options that had previously been unavailable, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. A recent global video surveillance-as-a-service (VSaaS) report by Data…

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Unlimited Access: How Cloud and Open-Source Solutions Allow for Greater Access Control Scalability & Efficiency

Jumping into the world of entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart. In addition to managing finances, hiring competent employees and creating a sustainable business plan, there are many other important considerations to be aware of, such as ensuring the comprehensive protection of the people and assets inside a facility. Entrepreneurs are responsible for…

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Introduction to Cloud-Based Access Systems

As the security industry expands to keep up with modern businesses’ needs, new technology is modernizing and improving access control. While current access control solutions are still satisfactory for many companies, cloud-based access control systems are steadily growing in popularity. Many access control experts are predicting a sharp increase in the number of customers who…

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Moving to the Cloud: Key Questions for Integrators to Ask Cloud Providers

Off-premises solutions can provide multiple advantages to integrators When systems integrators embrace cloud technology, they enable a long-term solution that allows a transitional approach with many options available to customers. While preparing an integration business to provide cloud services for video, access control and other solutions can be a challenging and uncomfortable transformation, it is…

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Security Megatrend: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing platforms and applications are proliferating across enterprises today, serving as the IT infrastructure driving new digital businesses. The cloud is an enabling technology for security integrators, who can provide managed services and the cost and labor advantages of off-site servers to their customers. In the Security Industry Association’s 2019 Megatrends report, showcasing the major…

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