Category Archives: Technology

2015 Bicsi Fall Conference – A Security Vendor Perspective

As a Biz Dev Manager in the physical security technology space, Bicsi members are an important emerging channel. This year the trade show was particularly productive. This was a well-attended conference, with a particularly good showing from technology consultants and … Continue reading

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2015 ASIS Global Conference Review

The weekend recovery begins, after a long (but productive) ASIS focused week… This year I spent time walking the trade show floor and thinking about larger physical security industry issues and how the ASIS Conference is positioned. End-User Focused Event … Continue reading

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Secure Data and Identity Management Solutions

As automated building systems become more dependent on shared network infrastructure, I.T. (Information Technology) Directors and CISO’s (Chief Information Security Officers) are beginning to realize these systems are adding significant vulnerabilities and risks to their network and sharing this realization … Continue reading

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PoE Power Distribution – The Future for Effective Building Automation

Having met with many factory representatives this past year whose companies are developing this technology, in my opinion it is time to start talking seriously about broadening the use of PoE in system design. The current IEEE 802.3af PoE (Power … Continue reading

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ASU Unveils Cybersecurity Program

I spent several┬áhours at ASU SkySong in Tempe, AZ with Jim Cook a couple of weeks ago discussing the broader road map for the data security space. Jim has an interesting job title: ASU Director of Business Development for the … Continue reading

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Convergence of Physical and Information Security

As mentioned in previous posts, all data paths eventually converge via LAN/WAN… so how will physical security evolve to accommodate this reality? Technology has one and ONLY ONE purpose in the physical security space: improving the effectiveness and/or efficiency of … Continue reading

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How to be Relevant to I.T. Professionals

I.T. Expanding Influence into Related Trades It really doesn’t matter which technology products/systems you offer today, the end-user approval process will eventually pass through the I.T./I.S. group. While the buying decision is likely to be based on the need and … Continue reading

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