A physical security information system (PSIM) enables security directors and operators to manage a security enterprise from one central location. Integrators, a key SIA constituency, often hold responsibility for ensuring separate security system components work together through a PSIM or other means.
Health care facilities are faced with a considerable number of challenges. The responsibility to balance security with a welcoming and therapeutic environment demands a unique approach that involves security leaders, the IT department and the C-suite. Paramount to this idea is executing a multilayered strategy that includes creative security solutions, staff safety training and the…Keep Reading »
This e-book is a comprehensive roadmap designed to lead integrators to successfully making the pivot to a service sales model and building recurring monthly revenue streams.Keep Reading »
Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the August/September 2021 Security Market Index showed strong industry confidence with a SMI of 64, despite new shutdowns and fear over the delta variant of COVID-19.Keep Reading »
This 2021 vertical market report, produced by Omdia exclusively for SIA, assesses the U.S. market for physical security equipment in federal, state and local government. It examines key market drivers and barriers for the government security vertical, how federal versus state and local governments handle contractor selection and funding and how to win business with government entities.
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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.Keep Reading »
Traditional professional and do-it-yourself (DIY) alarm systems are too limited to address today’s challenges of protecting people and property. To meet these challenges, systems must evolve from the detection of security breaches to active intervention and, ultimately, prevention. Although technologies exist that allow systems to provide active intervention, there are a number of obstacles to…Keep Reading »
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,…Keep Reading »
Provided to SIA members as a review of current market conditions, the June/July 2021 SMI shows that the security industry’s outlook is on the rise, with a SMI of 67, up from 54 in April/May.Keep Reading »