VIENNA, Va. - In an effort to educate the public and the insurance industry, the Central Station Alarm Association is planning to meet with some of the largest property and casualty insurance companies in New York this summer.
LAS VEGAS - The former police commissioner of New York City who led the department in the days and months following the Sept. 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks will be featured as the keynote speaker at 9 a.
While verification has been the mainstay of access control systems, many in the industry say that authentication and validation of documents - be it a card, passport, driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s license or other form of identification - is the next frontier to be conquered.
Beyond determining whether a document is real comes the greater questions of is the person who is holding the document who they say they are and if so, what are they allowed to be doing?
Central databases are often used for this validation purpose, noted Phil Libin, president and co-founder of CoreStreet, a validation software provider based in Cambridge, Mass.
In the day-to-day challenge of running a company, managers may make decisions to go down a slippery slope and sacrifice profitability in favor of more revenue. What happens when this occurs in a security systems integrator's business? There is a way to manage expenses for greater profitability and thus build value for a successful exit strategy.
While certainly not the doom and gloom scenario of the recent past, observers of and participants in the financial sector related to the security industry are still cautious about where things are headed, especially as they relate to financing alarm dealers.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The financing environment for alarm companies is challenging,Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â noted Gregory Bortz, senior vice president-investment banking at Lehman Brothers.