The COVID-19 Pandemic is fully matured, even spawning new mutations of the virus. But the light at the end of the tunnel may be near. A year ago no one thought they would be wearing masks and eating in 50% filled restaurants in August, 2020, let alone today. The Pandemic has seen companies, small and large, suffer tremendously. Many of us have furloughed employees, possibly multiple times over the last 12 months. Our industry is strong, and resilience is something most integrators know. What does resilience look like? Integrators have to change how they do business because businesses have changed how they do business. Change is hard, but in order to be resilient, we must accept change. The last year has caused customers to realize they care less about what is being sold and more about how it will help them accomplish their goals. This is prompting technology shifts in our industry to meet those goal demands.
The Healthcare Market is a long sought-after vertical for many Security Integrators. While many facilities are dominated by the national chains, many regional and local security integrators are finding niches that are opening doors into this market. Healthcare brings a constant amount of new business, equipment lifecycle upgrades, and yearly support agreements. It can also bring siloed information, disparate stakeholders, and massive amounts of red tape.
We have entered a time where many homeowners are turning their home into a “Smart Home”. Where Kleenex and Band-Aid brand have become the call brand for facial tissue and adhesive bandages; today the “Smart Home” call brands consists of Amazon, Google, and Apple. Today we have doorbells and cameras that send video to our smartphone when […]
Today there are cameras in many residences, almost every business, in a multitude of cities, and now even on some human bodies. The camera serves as the eye to the world when physical eyes cannot be present. The camera doesn’t sleep. The camera is a reactive piece of technology consisting of a lens, a processor, and an image sensor, and a way to output the captured image. The camera was designed initially to take an input and save that data to a storage device for review and / or to view real-time by a staff of operators who could then direct a response.