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Growth Squared: The 2014 SD&I Fast50
Kratos Public Safety & Security Solutions Inc., Cam Connections Inc., Netronix Integration Inc., Unlimited Technology Inc., AlphaCorp Security, Koorsen Security Technology, Tech Systems, Inc., Dakota Security Systems Inc., All Systems
This year’s SD&I Fast50, honoring the fastest-growing security dealers and integrators in North America, is a testament to it. The security dealers and integrators that submitted their financials for our third-annual rankings accounted for a whopping $2.15 billion in gross revenue in 2013 alone. >>>Keep Reading
Insider Intelligence: Tug of War
As standoffs emerge between IT and physical security departments, integrators are caught in the middle | Barbara Shaw, PSA Security Network
At a recent industry event I attended, end-users were sharing opinions about fostering productive vendor relationships. In a panel discussion directed at security integrators, the end-users recommended to the integrators how to go about becoming a trusted advisor. One particular corporate security director said he was looking for his physical security integrator to provide him with specific advice to address his concerns regarding cybersecurity. >>>Keep Reading
How Securadyne is Building a Security Dynasty
Launched less than three years ago, Securadyne Systems’ cunning and aggressive maneuvers have placed the integrator on a fast track to prominence. In an exclusive interview, President & CEO Carey Boethel tells how he has gotten the business out of the gate so quickly and is continuing to reap high double-digit growth. >>>Keep Reading (pg 42)
At 20, Altec Systems a ‘work in progress’
Altec Systems President Tim Feury calls his business “still a work in progress,” even though it’s celebrating 20 years in business this year.
In one sense, Feury is joking: Altec is an established independent integrator with 13 employees. Every year it does 30 to 40 projects outside of its footprint here in Georgia. Most projects range from $10,000 video systems to $100,000 integrated systems; its bread-and-butter projects are $25,000 to $35,000 systems. >>>Keep Reading
Making money on managed services: Three integrators, of different sizes and expertise, all believe managed services is the best way to go—for integrator and end user alike | Advance Technology & Tech Systems
Attend a few security conferences and you’re bound to hear the term “managed services” tossed around. Most of the time you’ll be advised that managed services is the way to go. But, how do you get there? How long will it take and can you really make money offering managed services? >>>Keep Reading
Dakota Security Systems, Inc., a leading independent security integration firm, announces SD&I Magazine has named the company to their Fast50 list as one of the fifty fastest growing systems integration firms for the second year in a row. >>>Keep Reading
We live today in a world that’s increasingly dangerous, where the threat of violence is seemingly ever present. While college campuses used to be looked at as safe haven for young adults to grow into full-blown productive members of society, on-campus shootings have become more common, even since the deadly rampage a few years ago at Virginia Tech, meaning colleges and universities must find ways to protect the students, staff and visitors—and alert them when there’s potential trouble. >>>Keep Reading