Ken Frank recently became a senior account executive for RFI Communications & Security Systems, a multisystems integrator based in San Jose, Calif. His background includes 20 years of integration experience as well as nine years as a regional sales manager in access control and video systems. He will work with new and existing customers, assisting in the development of business, as well as new concepts to be applied within a range of vertical markets. Security Systems News caught up with Ken in March and asked him five questions:
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Electronic Security Association is ramping up efforts in support of the Fire Sprinkler Incentive Act, a bill that would give installers of fire detection systems the same access to federal tax incentives currently available only to fire suppression companies.
YARMOUTH, Maine—When it comes to commercial business, an overwhelming majority of readers—90 percent—says it’s best to provide security solutions that are distinct from security and automation packages offered for the home.
LONDON—As adoption of cloud-based services continues to expand, the need for secure and reliable data computing hubs rises with it. The proliferation and evolution of large-scale data facilities is generating a growing demand for the physical security appliances and solutions that protect them, according to a new report from TechNavio Research, a market analysis company headquartered here.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Taser International, coming off two banner sales years and “practically saturating” the law enforcement market, is focusing anew on hospitals.
The company’s stock price has risen nearly fivefold in the past two years, topping $20 earlier this month.
BRACKNELL, England—With lower powered infrared and PTZ cameras hitting the market, more end users are turning to nonlocal Ethernet sets to power their video surveillance networks, particularly for cameras in perimeter security locations.
BOSTON—A day after the Boston Marathon brought more than 32,500 runners, hundreds of thousands of spectators and security in full force to the city, hoteliers were basking in the normalcy of the event.
ATLANTA—The governor’s office in Georgia put the brakes on a bill that would have made more than 9,000 additional contractors eligible to perform low-voltage installations. The bill, which passed the state Senate in February, was blocked before reaching the Georgia House for a vote.