YARMOUTH, Maine—The members of Security Systems News’ and Security Director News’ “20 under 40” classes of 2014 will be announced in October and honored at a special reception at TechSec Solutions, the premier conference dedicated to new and emerging security technology, conference organizers announced.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— Collaborating with other departments— especially IT—the practical use of video analytics and biometrics, and seamless integration were among the pressing concerns of young security pros at the TechSec Solutions conference held here in late January.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Health care facilities have unique security needs and integrators who want those facilities’ business would be more successful if they learned what their needs are, according to hospital security directors at TechSec Solutions, held here this week.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Security directors need better relationships with their integrators and with manufacturers, says Harold Grimsley, Florida Blue’s senior director for corporate safety, security and facility operations.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Transitioning to an IP network isn’t just beneficial for managing security devices, it’s also critical to managing all the business functions for an organization. Presenting at TechSec Solutions, Louis Noriega, chief information systems for the Port of Miami, told attendees that it is especially critical to make processes and procedures as efficient as possible particularly in a port environment, which must balance heavy cargo traffic as well as large numbers of cruise ship passengers.
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—As electronic technology becomes increasingly vital to physical security, there has been a growing need for collaboration between physical and IT security. But should corporations be striving to converge these two departments into one?
DELRAY BEACH, Fla.—Communicate, communicate, communicate. That was the primary advice from two integrators and two specifiers who spoke on a panel Tuesday at TechSec Solutions here on the topic of how integrators and consultants can work most effectively together. Other advice included thorough vetting of integrators during the pre-specification phase to make sure they have the experience and expertise to successfully complete the project.
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