Security service

ASSA ABLOY partners with USO at ISC West 2018 to provide deployment kits to military troops

ASSA ABLOY is excited to announce a partnership with the USO at ISC West 2018 that will provide deployment kits loaded with food, toiletries and other personal items, for active duty military personnel waiting on their personal gear to join them at their destination. Both ASSA ABLOY and the USO are inviting all attendees of the show to stop by and help pack the 300 kits at the ASSA ABLOY booth (#8061). The event continues the collaboration between ASSA ABLOY and the USO to find innovative ways...

Panasonic to exhibit end-to-end security and evidence management solutions at ISC West 2018

Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America will showcase its latest innovations and a diversified technology portfolio of end-to-end security and evidence management solutions at ISC West 2018 Booth 10037, April 11-13, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas. Expanding upon the broad collection of fixed, mobile and body-worn hardware and software surveillance platforms unveiled late last year, Panasonic will exhibit a collection of highly-integrated products and services...

Security technology training will stimulate post-Brexit UK economic growth

Brexit will bring sweeping changes to the way the UK not only interacts internationally, but also internally. With the country standing alone with regards to trade and exports, it is vital for us to be fully prepared. However, there is one area that I think needs much greater scrutiny—the UK technical skills gap. Tellingly, there is a palpable shortage of technical training and skills right across the UK economy. With the country’s economic strength relying heavily on cutting-edge t...

How could Trump’s tariffs impact the security industry?

President Trump has recently proposed a series of tariffs that could disrupt global trade and impact the global physical security market, among many others. He first proposed tariffs targeting aluminium and steel imports; in effect, the proposal would place a 25 percent tax on steel and a 10 percent tax on aluminium entering the United States. Rising prices, rising tariffs The resulting higher prices of imported aluminium and steel could raise the costs of a range of goods manufactured in the...

Linx International Group appoints Ciaran Barry as Group Operations Director

The Linx International Group has announced the appointment of Ciaran Barry as Director of Group Operations to oversee all parts of the business, including Linx Consultancy, Tavcom Training, ARC Training International and Perpetuity Training.  Ciaran has an experienced and varied background in both security and business. Following his BA Hons degree in Business and French, he had a number of commercial roles before serving in the British Army for 9 years and then Hertfordshire Police Consta...

How security education and industry partnerships will help us prepare for a safe future

When asked about what the market should be thinking about in 2018, I am left offering an answer that serves as an urgent call to action: prepare yourself for change! The security industry is soon likely to see a dramatic shift from the traditional segmentation of commercial and residential security. Smart phones, mobile technologies, cloud computing, and having everything provided ‘as a service’ in peoples’ lives means users of buildings have a new set of expectations. In many...

Round Table Discussions

How do you measure return on investment (ROI) in the security market?

Measuring return on investment (ROI) has long presented a challenge to the security marketplace. Investment in security is often viewed as a necessary cost whose benefits cannot be measured. For example, how do you measure the value of an event that doesn’t happen (i.e., that has been prevented)? The difficulty of measuring ROI doesn’t diminish customers’ appetite for it, however. Today’s choosy customers are driven more than ever by the bottom line and expect any and all...

Should marketers seek to leverage violent incidents?

When a big security breach occurs, the phones start ringing at security companies, or so the expectation goes. The nature of security is that it takes a security breach, or even a high-profile tragedy, to convince managers of the need for security technology. When a school shooting occurs, schools take note. When terrorism strikes a soft target, other vulnerable institutions notice. Same for hospitals and airports and even nightclubs. When an event occurs, it gets attention that could translate...

How is the role of distributors changing in the security market?

Distributors have traditionally played an important role in the physical security market, ensuring ready availability of products that systems integrators need to complete their projects. But a changing industry has had dramatic impact all along the supply chain of which distributors are a critical link. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How is the role of distributors changing in the market, and what is the impact?