Security Dealer & Integrator

NOV 2018

Find news and information for the executive corporate security director, CSO, facility manager and assets protection manager on issues of policy, products, incidents, risk management, threat assessments and preparedness.

Issue link: https://sdi.epubxp.com/i/1050197

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 37 of 70

November 2018 www.SecurityInfoWatch.com / Security Dealer & Integrator 35 2018 STATE OF THE SECURITY INDUSTRY REPORT Sponsored by HID Access the full report online at www.securityinfowatch.com/12432021 Technology Implementation and Planning Respondents were asked if they planned and implemented solutions for both video surveillance and IP-centric video, along with access control and electrified door hardware. The responses to both questions were overwhelmingly positive. Here is the breakdown per technology. Does your company plan and implement solutions for network video surveillance such as network security cameras, hardware NVRs, video encoders or IP video surveillance management software? YES 84.7% No 15.2% (We offer primarily analog options) Does your company plan and implement solutions for Electronic Access Control such as software and hardware, readers and panels, hosted/managed systems, wireless systems, electrified door hardware or mobile access control apps? YES 80.5% No 17.6% Other 1.9% Is your firm either planning in the near future or currently offering hosted video solutions? Yes 50.5% No 49.5% Integrators Ride the IP Wave While the IP-migration of security systems is certainly not new, the ability of more end users to create the proper infrastructure to accommodate the technology is increasing rapidly. This fact certainly allows integrators to expand their options when it comes to current technology solutions. The percentages are almost identical to 2017 's survey, as the majority of integrators said they plan and implement the full spectrum of video surveillance solutions that are network-centric. Almost 85% are providing network video surveillance such as network security cameras, hardware NVRs, video encoders or IP video surveillance management software, while just 15% are primarily analog-based providers. Access control technology firms are still entrenched even though video seems to be a lead system, as 80% of integrators now say they plan and implement for Electronic Access Control such as software and hardware, readers and panels, hosted/managed systems, wireless systems, electrifi ed door hardware or mobile access control apps. As one integrator said; " The reality today is less about the technology buzzwords, like the Cloud or IoT, than it is about whether the existing systems at a client facility are up to par and integrated both physically and virtually. Sometimes merging old communication and server technology with new requires bridging a networking and technology span of 30 years or more." "The reality today is less about the technology buzzwords like the Cloud or IoT than it is about whether the existing systems at a client facility are up to par and integrated both physically and virtually. Sometimes merging old communication and server technology with new requires bridging a networking and technology span of 30 years or more." – Michael McWilliams, President and CEO, Red Hawk Fire and Security

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Security Dealer & Integrator - NOV 2018