SSI’S data showed 53 per cent of commercial clients believe physical and logical security are equally important; 96 per cent of security managers have at least some input on specifying security product brands and models; and 67 per cent cite funding as the leading obstacle for securing their workplace. “In addition, 93 per cent say the economic stimulus package has had little to no impact, and those planning to spend more on security in the near future fell from 76 per cent to 65 per cent since 2008,” says SSI.SSI’s sixth annual Commercial End-User Study was conducted in cooperation with Reed Exhibitions, organizers of the ISC events, and Campus Safety magazine. From a technology standpoint, the nearly 250 qualified respondents indicated heightened interest in several areas. “Video surveillance increased its top-of-mind presence, with end users particularly keen on megapixel cameras and video analytics. In access control, biometrics is surging, with networked systems gaining attention for fire/life safety.”Importantly, SSI found more end users view security systems as force multipliers, more intend to conduct risk assessments and indefinite spending freezes on security technology are abating.