How to Make Your Central Station More Cyber Secure
July 18, 2019
Strong cyber security is needed at all levels of a security company’s operations, but none more so than in the central station. Whether offering alarm signaling, remote managed services, live video monitoring — or all three, plus more services — it is critical that your infrastructure, procedures and employees are impervious to a breach. Whether you operate your own central station, or use the services of third-party monitoring station, learn what should be happening at your central station so that you don’t become the next cyber-statistic.
SDM 2019 Top Systems Integrators Report: Security Projects Coming From All Market Sectors
July 9, 2019
Security integrators ranked on SDM’s 2019 Top Systems Integrators Report describe the 2018 market for integrated security systems as “strong,” “hot” and “accelerated” — all apt terms, given that the nation’s largest integrators grew their systems integration revenue by at least 14 percent last year. In their estimations, the market was driven by elevated visibility of the myriad benefits of physical security, and was made possible by excellent economic conditions.
Finding the Right Cyber Opportunity
July 8, 2019
Cyber security has been top of mind for the physical security industry for the past few years; but often the conversation begins and ends with how to harden systems you are installing on a client’s network. According to many experts, that leaves a lot of potential opportunity on the table. Monetizing cyber — in the form of cyber services — is something few integrators are doing yet. But those that are see a golden opportunity.
Generating RMR With Video Monitoring
July 1, 2019
Video monitoring is a solutions-focused, consultative sale that tackles a host of different end user challenges. It comes in a variety of flavors — and can be custom-designed to the application and market. Video monitoring can originate with cameras, access control or other systems or sensors — and audio is often a key piece. For monitoring operations, it is technology-, labor- and capital-intensive and necessitates scripting, education and training on human interaction and intervention to accurately identify events and provide the type of response that elicits a positive outcome.
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR STAR ASSET SECURITY TAKES MANAGED SERVICES MODEL TO MARKET
June 27, 2019
Star Asset says it is now one of a small subset of multidisciplinary providers equipped and positioned to meet end-to-end physical security needs.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Star Asset Security has evolved its traditional security integration business into a true managed services model with the primary focus of helping businesses solve problems through technology, automation and analytics.
In today’s IoT world, the proactive management and maintenance of physical security systems have become mission critical to properly manage and reduce cyber risk, increase staff and public safety and meet increasing regulation and compliance requirements, Star Asset Security states in an announcement...
Star Asset Security Evolves Into True Managed Services Model
June 27, 2019
Star Asset Security, a woman-owned provider of IT, security and life safety systems integration solutions, recently announced its decision to evolve its traditional security integration business into a true managed services model with the primary focus of helping businesses solve problems through technology, automation and analytics...
THE STATE OF THE ACCESS CONTROL MARKET IN 2019
June 3, 2019
Security integrators and manufacturers see renewed interest from end users in the features, benefits and use cases access control can provide, and are starting to see an uptick in retrofits and upgrades...
For decades the dominant story in access control has been that it was a victim of its own success: that is, customers were reluctant to change out what was still working — even 15 or 20 years on — and didn’t see the benefit in spending the money to upgrade, even for significantly new or different features. While still early days, according to many integrators and manufacturers, this attitude is definitely starting to...
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