Please join Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today magazine, as he explores topics of interest in the security industry. SecurPod features well-known industry experts as they talk about technology and solutions in various security verticals.
The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market
Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.
A Fresh Perspective on Security
Fred Nelson may be new to the security industry, but his sales and leadership methods are time-tested and true. Fred joined AMAG only a few months ago but brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and life balance solutions. This year is off to a good start for AMAG with new solutions on the horizon.
Reviewing the PSA Tech Security Mission
Learning about the mission and goals of PSA Tech will answer many of the questions integrators deal with every day. The vision of the organization is to “be the rising tide.” Learn what challenges integrators are facing and what emerging technologies will take off in 2022. This podcast is a conversation with Matt Barnette of PSA. He was named the chief executive officer about a year ago, and is preparing for an in-person forum in Denver, May 16-19. He talks about how membership in PSA is a benefit for integrators, and how it might impact end users. Matt shares a wealth of knowledge not only from leading PSA, but from his many years involved in the security industry.
Focusing on Challenges in Cybersecurity and the Business Community
Over the course of the past few years, UncommonX has continued to observe companies’ unwavering “It could never happen to me,” mindset, despite an uptick in cyber threats and attacks. This presents a great challenge in the cybersecurity world and the business community at large. There still isn’t a strong urgency or focus on digital protection. The reality is that “the problems of the past are the problems of today.” Even though there’s a heightened interest in the topic of cybersecurity, due to recent attacks, organizations are not taking the necessary steps to learn from the past and safeguard their future.
Patrick Hayes is the chief strategy officer at UcommonX. Patrick is a hands-on leader, with depth in strategy, business operations, information security and technical architecture. He has led multiple technology start-ups through funding, growth, international market expansion, and acquisition. Patrick has also held senior leadership roles with Hitachi, Allstream and IBM. As a Certified Enterprise Security Architect, Patrick has also led large-scale security programs and operations in Media & Communications, Finance, Oil & Gas and Public Sector organizations.
Approaching the Education Market with Milestone
Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.
Laurie Dickson began her career with 15 years in advertising and marketing as a brand strategist and art director/creative director. In 2010 she decided to join the family manufacturer's rep business and began a new career in physical security sales. After representing a broad range of brands, from intercom and access control to video management and complex analytics. She held positions in new business development, territory sales, and channel management, and is now the Channel Business Manager for the Greater Los Angeles and Orange County territory for Milestone Systems.
Understanding Access Control
The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. It exists as a neutral forum that brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in a variety of vertical markets. Now, with new areas such as IoT, the Alliance uses its proven processes to provide technology providers and adopters with the insights they need to build in security at the point of development and implementation.
Join us as Jason Bohrer, the executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, discusses the access control vertical and technology from the Alliance’s point of view.