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According to recent research from IHS Research, a market research firm based in the UK, our market for physical security equipment and services will exceed $61 billion by 2018, increasing from reported revenues of $44.4 billion in 2013. Says David Green, an IHS senior analyst:
Service-based offerings are projected to further emerge as a defining feature of the North American market, their growth powered by manufacturers and service providers looking to bridge the gap between consumer-style business models and professional standard services, video surveillance, and security services.
Steve Van Till, our CEO, points out, “The security industry is about to undergo a historic shift from legacy to cloud applications.”
The question is what’s driving the growth.
“Chatter has become the Salesforce.com crown jewel. It leverages the Salesforce.com cloud without the encumbrances that come with CRM technology designed for the desktop […] With its app platform, independent software developers can access the Salesforce.com ecosystem, and in the process fortify the SaaS giant’s place in the market.”
Alex Williams, a writer at TechCrunch, made that statement last March. His prediction seems to be coming true as evidenced by the panel discussion featuring Brivo Systems, Etherios, and Salesforce at this year’s Dreamforce.
A few decades ago, enterprise security systems were basically limited to ID cards and readers and grainy surveillance footage. The systems often failed; the onsite server would crash, or the video would be damaged. Today’s systems are better, but they fail to improve existing processes if they aren’t integrated with other data sources.
It used to be that buildings were kept under lock and key by security guards and monitored with video cameras. Over the last several years, companies have turned to software solutions to manage physical access control. However, this presents its own challenges. Security software, which can be used to lock or unlock doors or monitor security cameras, needs to be maintained and updated like any other software. This means that if you use a computer program to help you with your security systems, then you are going to have to worry about keeping tabs on all of the updates and latest cyberthreats as they emerge.
Dreamforce is right around the corner! Are you ready?
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During ASIS 2014, our COO John Szczygiel joined Steve Lasky (Cygnus Media Group), Brian McIlravey (PPM), and Doug Lucy (AgilQuest Corporation) to discuss some of the major trends impacting enterprise security: the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and mobility.
Remember when security video was stored on VHS tapes and guards had to sit in control centers for hours on end to view the footage? Fortunately for the waistlines of security personnel the world over, those days are behind us thanks to physical security as a service models of cloud computing.
Software as a Service has become the new paradigm of software delivery for various industries, which is no surprise given the advantages it offers. Put simply, SaaS streamlines software delivery by removing physical products and licensing from the equation. Instead of purchasing a program and installing it on a workstation, SaaS streams software functionality from a cloud network to your device.
We don’t always realize just how connected to technology we are. On the way to work, after you turn on your car’s satellite radio, you plug your destination into the GPS on the dash. Traffic alerts pop up and the most efficient route emerges on the screen. As you back out of your drive way, a camera at the rear of your car ensures that you steer clear of nearby vehicles. When entering your office building, the front door knows to grant you access based on your ID badge. While at work, you log into a web site to view video footage of Rover romping around at doggy daycare.
One of our philosophies regards people and physical spaces. We think that security is about people and doors, doors and spaces, spaces and buildings, and buildings and cities. That being the case, when we grow, we tend to grow in terms of both personnel and office space.
We’ve almost doubled our number of employees in the past few years. We had 44 employees in 2008; today, we have 81. It’s an exciting time for our company. The steady growth shows us where we’ve been and how much we’ve accomplished, and it motivates us to keep pushing hard into the future.
It’s unavoidable! Emerging trends in computing and technology will impact the security industry. End users will be able to add and experience new levels of convenience within building systems, without sacrificing security. Intelligent data will be available, offering new insights into procedures and protocols. Managing a security program and ensuring building safety will be more simple and streamlined than ever before. For security integrators, these trends will bring new opportunities for innovation, competition and service. Customer satisfaction will improve, and business will boom.
During ASIS 2014 in Atlanta, a panel of thought leaders will explore how several trends currently seen in technology will permeate the physical security industry.