Analysis

Submitted on November 25, 2020 | John Adams
Alarm monitoring has changed over the past 20 years and it’s going to change a lot more over the next 20. The shift from dialler to IP – whether wireless or cabled – has put alarm monitoring into lockstep with...
Submitted on November 20, 2020 | John Adams
Big cargo and freight centres are among the security managers greatest challenges. A blanket security policy that includes the staff of courier companies and rewards your staff for zero-loss operations is the solution. Protecting cargo and freight centres is a...
Submitted on October 30, 2020 | John Adams
There’s no point pretending 2020 has not been the strangest of years, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting global lockdowns of air transport, hospitality, events and more, pressing security managers and providers to shape their operations and product offerings...
Submitted on September 25, 2020 | John Adams
IT’S impossible not to see the nexus between current technology trends and security electronics – so many of our best solutions have developed and matured over decades during which the market has paid them the merest attention. That’s all about...
Submitted on September 4, 2020 | John Adams
A new boutique electronic security distributor, AOSEC, has been launched by Aaron Obrist, who said the business is fully stocked and its online store is now open. SEN spoke with Aaron to find out more. SEN: Who is behind AOSEC,...
Submitted on August 28, 2020 | John Adams
In this month’s interview we speak with Louis Thorp of family-owned security integrator Castle Security about the team’s experience of COVID-19 in Western Australia, including the challenges and opportunities the future presents. JA: Tell us about the Castle Security business...
Submitted on August 21, 2020 | John Adams
BOSCH’S Remote Portal is at the heart of a suite of very clever solutions that act as a bridge between installers, customers and their solutions. Software solutions can often seem intimidating – there can be layer upon layer of rabbit...
Submitted on July 30, 2020 | John Adams
Electronic security has been in the throes of its customers' digital transformations for many years, yet for some businesses, the process remains incomplete. Now the COVID-19 pandemic provides a catalyst for businesses to press forward with digital transformation based on...
Submitted on June 26, 2020 | John Adams
Something strange is going on in video surveillance – a gap is opening up between what’s loosely desired by end users and what can be achieved by video analytics in the real world, with some consultants writing specifications that seem...
Submitted on June 18, 2020 | John Adams
We’re an installation company that works primarily in alarms and access control and are interested in getting together an access control functionality survey – do you know of one, or do you have any ideas that might get us started?...
Submitted on June 12, 2020 | John Adams
What are the challenges, benefits, requirements, skillsets, management options, expectations, vulnerabilities and topologies of enterprise access control solutions? That depends on your perspective. Enterprise access control is a challenging process that demands careful planning, excellent knowledge of products, as well...
Submitted on June 5, 2020 | John Adams
Integrated security solutions have become standard within the security industry, but recent years have seen a shift in the way companies want to manage their integrations, writes Gallagher’s Scott Ridder*. This trend has been driven by customers, who want to...
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