Security 101 News

Security 101 expands franchise offices with new venture in Austin, Texas

Security 101, one of the fastest growing security integrators in the country, announced it has opened its 40th office in Austin. Kevin Schnyder, an experienced IT and physical security professional, is the owner and president of the new franchise. Most recently Schnyder was an IT manager with the Texas Municipal Power Agency. Previously, he worked with Marathon Oil Corporation in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa on facility security, access control and perimeter surveillance.  Secur...

Security 101 opens 39th office in Cleveland, Ohio

Security 101, one of the fastest growing security integrators in the country, announced it has opened a new office in Cleveland. Security 101 - Cleveland joins Security 101 – Columbus in Ohio and will serve the Cleveland/Akron market. The new office is owned and managed by Matthew Houchen, an Ohio native and experienced security professional. Integrated security services provider Prior to joining the Security 101 team, Houchen worked as a security supervisor for a major online automotive...

OnSSI’s National Accounts Program provide partners with comprehensive technical support and rewarding incentives

OnSSI, provider of IP surveillance management solutions, announced an enhanced partner initiative for their National Accounts Program that will deliver benefits and incentives to valued channel partners. The company also recently announced the appointment of David Barber as the new National Account Manager, who together with this program, will support OnSSI’s partners. “The OnSSI National Accounts Program provides select reseller partners with a national footprint with additional be...

US Security 101 ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500

Security 101 recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500 is a highly sought-after honour in the franchise industry, as evidenced by the fact that Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications this year, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognised as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500 ranks Security 10...

What are the security challenges of the enterprise market?

Enterprise customers provide a large, and very lucrative, business opportunity for the physical security market. These customers include big global companies with plenty of revenue to spend and employees and facilities to protect. As a group, enterprise customers also tend to be a demanding lot, requiring systems that are large, scalable, that can operate across a wide geographic area, and that provide top-notch system performance. Enterprise customers set the standards of performance for the en...

How integration and global expansion will help the security industry succeed in 2018

  Economic recovery has enabled companies to continue global expansion efforts. We’re seeing substantial growth with our enterprise clients – 45% year-over-year increase – and sound growth with our local markets – 14% year-over-year increase. Both existing and new clients are upgrading their current security infrastructure and investing in the development of long-term solutions. Convergence of physical security and IT security continues to trend. Threat...

Security 101 donates integrated security products and services in corporate giving programme

Security 101 announces 15 offices across the US will participate in the 6th Annual Gift of Security corporate giving programme. The Gift of Security is a national corporate giving initiative providing $10,000 worth of integrated security services from Security 101 and equipment from product partner, Axis Communications, to one nonprofit winner at each participating office location. Local civic leaders helped each office select three deserving organisations to receive a system. Online voting to...

What is the impact of standards on security systems and technologies?

Industry standards make it possible for systems and technologies to connect and work together. Standards enable today’s integrated systems. But does adherence to standards stifle innovation? Does the necessity to interface using an industry-wide standard slow down the implementation of newer (and possibly not standards-compliant) capabilities? Or do standards eliminate extraneous variables, empower more integration and encourage greater innovation? We asked this week’s Expert Panel R...

Security 101 appoints Art Perez as global accounts director of applications engineering

Security 101 - a globally-recognised security systems integrator - announced the hiring of Art Perez as global accounts director of applications engineering. The West Palm Beach-based global accounts team helps businesses mitigate threats and vulnerabilities to protect people, property and profits by solving complex challenges with uniform security programs delivering true standardisation across multi-site organisations. Security and risk management expertise Over the past 26 years, Perez has...

Security 101 expands business opportunities by hiring industry veterans to global accounts team

Security 101, a fast-growing commercial security integration provider, announced that three top operations, sales, and management executives have joined the global accounts division. Since its inception in 2003, Security 101 has been growing a dedicated team of security professionals who have a strong desire to positively impact the security industry. The global accounts team which helps facilitate integrated security solutions for companies with multi-site facilities throughout the United Stat...

Are we talking enough about cybersecurity?

For many years, cybersecurity was the unmentioned elephant in the room. Possible vulnerability of IP-connected devices to a cyber-attack was seldom, if ever, mentioned, and even the most basic measures to prevent such an attack were not implemented. For the last couple of years, however, the physical security industry has begun talking more about cybersecurity, in some cases with an abounding enthusiasm typical of the newly-converted. Have our discussions sufficiently addressed the long-standing...

What are the security challenges of healthcare facilities?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are an important vertical sector in the physical security market. Protecting healthcare facilities is a rich opportunity to leverage the value of physical security systems that range from video to access control to newer location and asset protection systems. But understanding how technology can excel in the healthcare vertical requires that we first identify and understand what these institutions need. Therefore, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundt...