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  • RFID Pays Its Dues
    There is more than meets the eye. In addition to access control and asset tracking, RFID via smart cards is now suitable for cashless vending, transit applications and other stored-value applications.
    Editor / Provider: the Editorial Team | Updated: 12 / 27 / 2011
  • Security Industry Builds on Value and Service
    Uncertainty is the theme for 2012. a&s talks to researchers, solution providers, channel partners and consultants to find out what's next in the year to come. Uncertainty is the refrain of 2012. While the 2008 financial crisis eliminated unfit players in physical security, a looming debt crisis
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 12 / 22 / 2011
  • Technology Trends: IP, Cloud and Intelligence
    IP Fallout IP offers tremendous benefits, but presents a high technology threshold to cross over. “The market is highly fragmented,” Holtenhoff said. “As the world moves to IT-fication, we're going to see shakeout.” Scaling the IP learning curve can be lucrative but difficult. “Since the cost o
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 11 / 23 / 2011
  • Service-based Approach to Stay Competitive
    The past 10 years of security have been predefined by Sept. 11, 2001. A tremendous boom with double- or even triple-digit growth took place until the recession dampened the market's giddiness. With market uncertainty, what's next for the coming 10 years? We find out more from Security 50 participant
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 11 / 23 / 2011
  • Targeting Emerging Markets and Innovations
    Targeting Emerging Markets The seemingly recovering yet shaky global economic conditions required security companies to tighten their belts. Top performers found success in emerging markets, and aimed to increase market presence in these regions through partnerships, acquisitions or new offices.
    Editor / Provider: The Editorial Team | Updated: 11 / 23 / 2011
  • Memoori: Defense and IT Companies Buy into Physical Security
    Memoori's 3rd annual report The Physical Security Business in 2011 shows that some $1.178 billion accounting for 12 percent of total investment in acquisitions in the last 12 was made by companies from the Defense and IT related industries. In addition Venture Capital and Private Equity Groups a
    Editor / Provider: Submitted by Memoori Business Intelligence | Updated: 10 / 21 / 2011
  • When Hotel Security Checks Into Building Management
    Security is only one piece of the hotel management puzzle. By plugging security systems into building automation, greater management efficiency and cost savings can be better realized.
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 9 / 22 / 2011
  • Rest Assured Security and Management Practices at Hotels
    Recent events and terrorist attacks are a solemn reminder to hoteliers and business owners alike of why they should reevaluate and reinforce their security considerations and installations. According to, roughly US$200 billion have been invested in new first-class and luxury
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 9 / 22 / 2011
  • Ten Years Later: The Rise and Transformation of an Industry
    On September 11, 2001, four suicide attacks carried out by terrorist group al-Qaeda claimed nearly 3,000 lives and billions of dollars in damage, leaving the world in utter shock in the months and years that followed. Aside from the economic and political ramifications, one significant impact of the
    Editor / Provider: a&s International | Updated: 9 / 9 / 2011