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Integrators ’20 under 40′ 2017—Brian Thomas

Brian J. Thomas, 38 President and CEO, A3 Communications Irmo, S.C. Brian Thomas has always been around the security industry, as his father Joe Thomas founded A3 Communications in 1990. “Our company started out as a small IT/networking organization based out of Columbia that served small businesses throughout South Carolina,” he said. “We have always […]

5 Big Trends Affecting the Enterprise

Enterprise customers often have unique needs and approaches to security. How will some of the top trends such as mobile credentials, cloud, big data, IoT and cybersecurity affect these larger customers? by Karyn Hodgson, SDM Magazine Large enterprise access control customers have been pushing for several years for more open, non-proprietary security systems. Many found […]

Remote Access, Meet Multi-family

Today’s technology and electronic access control are changing the way residents enter their apartments. Renters are just as likely to come and go using an electronic fob or app on their smartphone as they are a traditional key. But these access systems are also changing the way apartment companies do business. For example, while a […]

Planet of the Apps

by Karyn Hodgson, SDM Magazine Apps are everywhere today, including the security industry. From residential and commercial user apps, to those targeted at helping the channel with sales, service and installation — we take a look at the current and future potential of this ubiquitous technology. Wherever you turn today — whether as a consumer, […]

Who Is In The Facility?

By Allan B. Colombo, Facility Executive Security is an important part of business in high-rise office buildings, manufacturing facilities, campus settings, and facilities of all sizes. This includes the development of an intelligent security network that provides for secure, automatic access security policies; and seeks to provide actionable data related to the comings and goings […]

How to Enhance Value Proposition and RMR Potential With Managed Service Providers

Puzzled by the networking know-how needed to deliver a ‘complete’ security solution these days? MSPs may fill your missing cyber piece. by Erin Harrington Cybersecurity and all the challenges that come with it, looms large over the physical electronic security industry. A different kind of expertise is now needed from security integrators, notes Bill Bozeman, […]

The Integrator’s Role in Active Shooter Protection

by Paul Rothman It was a normal day at Ft. Lauderdale’s Hollywood International Airport until the shots rang out. Pandemonium ensued. A man was firing a Walther PPS 9mm semi-automatic pistol at travelers in the baggage claim area. The terror lasted a little more than a minute, and then it was over. The shooter was […]

Getting the Most out of Services

Just about all security dealers now offer interactive services. Are you doing everything you could be to maximize their value for your customers and your business? by Joan Engebretson The security business hasn’t been the same since interactive services came along. Many customers find great value in being able to interact with their systems using […]

How to Succeed in the Top 5 Access Control Verticals

Security integrators and manufacturers talk about the similarities — and differences — in designing, implementing and servicing access control solutions in five key vertical market sectors. by Karen Hodgson, Senior Editor SDM Magazine According to the SDM Top Systems Integrators Report, published in July 2016, the top three vertical market sectors are corporate, education/campus and […]

Mass Transit Magazine: ‘Security in a Mass Transit Setting’

by David Sime and Hyong Cho on November 23, 2016 As anyone who has ever flown on a commercial airline since 2001 knows, security measures at airports are well enforced and the emphasis on traveler safety is all around the airport and its grounds. Mass transportation, meanwhile, presents a special but not any less significant […]