Author Archives: Doug Levin

About Doug Levin

Doug is a certified (PSP, AHC, LEED AP), experienced business development professional with a focus on the physical security industry. With a diverse background that includes delivering products & services through multiple channels (manufacturing, distribution, specialty & general contracting), he brings a broad industry perspective that adds greater value for his clients. Having decades of experience with sales engineering and design-build of low-voltage automated systems, he also offers a strong emphasis on technical knowledge and consulting services. His career has included responsibility for: profit & loss, operations and sales management with front-line experience in estimating, sales/marketing, project management and developing security design documents & spec writing.

Trends in F500 Business Practice

Generations Y & Millenials As large corporations struggle with changing demographics affecting both their workforce and clients, younger generations Y and Millenials are bringing different attitudes and values to the workplace. In response, large corporations are experimenting with unconventional business … Continue reading

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Impact of Disruptive Tech on Business and the Workforce

Is Working Hard Good Enough? We all have a tendency to keep our head down and live in our own discipline, or trade, ignoring the impact of related technologies and/or related industries. After all, most of us were taught focus = … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining Low-Voltage Power Distribution

In my work activities, I often feel constrained by conventional expectations, similar to the idea depicted above in this cartoon. The so-called “Real World” factors limiting our ability to implement outside-the-box thinking… but for one morning, I am going to … Continue reading

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System Design Best Practices for Consulting Engineers

The disconnect between design professionals and their clients has been an aspect of project delivery that I have lived with most of my career. I never truly understood the cause, but I understand better now… in retrospect. My recent consulting … Continue reading

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How is Security Consulting/System Design Changing?

Is Security ONE Discipline? In speaking with end-users, I never cease to be amazed at the expectation for a consultant’s knowledge-base and skill-set. I have been working in physical security for over 30 years and I feel just recently I … Continue reading

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Evolution of Cybersecurity & Countermeasures

Just returned from speaking at the annual PSATec Conference (www.psasecurity.com) and was thoroughly surprised by the strong emphasis on Cybersecurity… For those that don’t know PSA, it is an organization that supports a large national group of physical security integrators. While … Continue reading

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Encryption – THE Constitutional Issue of Our Day

I know the majority of folks holding positions in our public legal system and in law enforcement are good people trying to do what’s right… and I badly want to believe Police Departments and District Attorneys will be responsible with … Continue reading

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Innovation – Are You Listening?

What is Innovation? Is innovation simply developing NEW products? We are told, new products are the result of the innovation process. So, how does this thinking apply to the Security Industry? True innovation requires insight, vision and APPLICATION! The insight … Continue reading

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Prepare for Identity Management in Physical Security to Change Drastically

Smartphones & Big Data Many of our everyday online activities are leveraging authenticating digital identities, cloud data resources and mobile convenience. As all of us come to depend more on smartphone functionality (pay at the pump, ATM’s, building access, network … Continue reading

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76 Percent of Organizations Breached in 2015

  This figure was both a surprise… and not. The majority of cyber attacks are not reported, for good reason. It is embarrassing for private enterprise to publicly report a data security breach. There is an obvious negative impact on … Continue reading

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