Round table contributions
Going back to the days when we asked our children to program our VCRs, many of us are challenged by the intricacies of technology. However, a benefit of newer inventions such as smartphones and tablets is that they are easier to use and “intuitive” – whatever that means. Security and video surveillance systems are becoming more complex in lockstep with consumer electronics, so we asked this week’s panellists: How does technology innovation in security systems impact the skillsets needed by security operators and officers? Do more complex systems require that personnel have more technical skills? Do more user-friendly interfaces make it easier for even non-technical people to use newer systems?
Megapixel and panoramic camera manufacturers have been predicting the demise of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ cameras) for several years now. They contend that PTZs can be replaced by the higher resolutions of newer cameras, coupled with their ability to “zoom” in digitally on a specific area of an image and show sufficient detail. New panoramic cameras also capture everything in a wider field of view, while a PTZ camera runs a risk of missing important action because it is pointed in the wrong direction. We ask our Expert Panel to weigh in on the future of PTZ cameras.
Seeking to manage uncertainty is part of the core mission of security professionals. When it comes to the technology systems they depend on every day, extended service agreements are a tool to manage uncertainty as it applies to system operation. We asked our Expert Panel this week to comment on how extended service contracts benefit users, integrators and/or suppliers. Their answers effectively enumerate multiple benefits to all parties involved. Ongoing service and maintenance help to ensure continuous, dependable operation of security systems. Seeking to manage uncertainty is part of the core mission of security professionals. When it comes to the technology systems they depend on every day, extended service agreements are a tool to manage uncertainty as it applies to system operation. We asked our Expert Panel this week to comment on how extended service contracts benefit users, integrators and/or suppliers. Their answers effectively enumerate multiple benefits to all parties involved. Ongoing service and maintenance help to ensure continuous, dependable operation of security systems.
This week brought a big surprise to the security and video surveillance market; specifically, the announcement of Canon’s plans to acquire iconic IP camera manufacturer Axis. But surprises happen all the time, especially in a dynamic, technology-driven market like physical security. Those who have been involved in this market for many years have often been surprised, for better or worse, at the various twists and turns over time. It’s part of what keeps life interesting! This week, we give our panelists an opportunity to reflect on the most surprising development they have seen in the marketplace in the last 12 months.
There’s a cloud hanging over the security market. Or rather, The Cloud is portending great change for our market (and other markets, too). But with all the talk about cloud-based systems, limitations still linger along the path to optimum implementation in the security market. We asked our panelists to reflect on those limitations and look ahead five years to how the situation is likely to change. From bandwidth and connectivity challenges, to geographic limitations and even a need to change how we do business, their answers highlight a market facing change driven by The Cloud.
Cam-Dex Security Corp., a company focused on quality design, testing, and maintenance of integrated security systems, announces it has named Dan Krumme as its new President. Dan Krumme is the fourth-generation family member to be involved in the business operations of Cam-Dex Security Corp., a well-known security systems integration company with offices in Kansas City, Kansas., and St. Louis, Missouri. He is replacing John Krumme, who will continue in the role of CEO. Behavioural health sector Dan Krumme began his security career with Koorsen Fire & Security in January 2011 Since joining Cam-Dex in March 2013 as Vice President, Dan Krumme has been instrumental in securing relationships with several national and international customers and helping to grow the company’s portfolio in the Healthcare and Government markets. In addition, he led Cam-Dex’s initiative to increase its product portfolio offering, specifically for security solutions for the Behavioural Health sector. Dan Krumme began his security career with Koorsen Fire & Security in January 2011 after completing a summer internship. He spent two years with Koorsen Fire & Security where he served as the National Accounts Project Coordinator. Experiencing significant growth In his new role as President of Cam-Dex Security Corp., Dan Krumme will continue to help build the business, which has experienced significant growth within the last two years and increased its number of employees by 20 percent in 2019. He and his wife Cori recently relocated to the Kansas City area, where the company’s headquarters is located, after serving as Branch Manager for Cam-Dex’s St. Louis office for the past six-and-a-half years.
Dan Krumme provides Cam-Dex with solid understanding of security market and valuable expertise in project management Cam-Dex Security Corp., a company focused on quality design, testing, and maintenance of integrated security systems, announced it has promoted Dan Krumme to the position of Vice President, Branch Manager for the company’s office located in St. Louis, Mo. Krumme has been with Cam-Dex Security Corp. since March of 2013, when he joined the company as the Branch Operations manager in St. Louis, Mo. In this position he was responsible for service and installation personnel, managed installation projects and increased sales in that region. Prior to joining Cam-Dex, Krumme was employed by Koorsen Security Technology, a security systems integrator with headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., for more than two years, where he served as the National Accounts Project Coordinator. Cam-Dex CPP, President & CEO, John Krumme comments: “Dan Krumme provides Cam-Dex with a solid understanding of the security market and valuable expertise in project management,” said John Krumme, CPP, President & CEO of Cam-Dex Security Corp. “In this new role, Dan will be responsible for managing a new Business Development team and continuing to grow the business in St. Louis.” Another initiative Krumme will undertake in his new position will be to enhance the company’s IT tools to support more efficient operations in the service and estimating departments. Cam-Dex Security Corp. has been in business for 58 years and started by providing a check identification solution that photographed grocery store customers to identify people who wrote bad checks. Since then Cam-Dex has evolved to offer the latest technology in access control, surveillance, ID badging, command and control, intrusion detection, mass notification and metal detection equipment, and specialises in seamlessly integrating systems.