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Archive for the ‘Automation & Control Solutions’ Category

ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits Event – Why You Should Pay Attention

Security_site_monitoringThe ASIS International 60th Annual Seminar and Exhibits 2014 event is again coming to Atlanta from September 29 – October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center and will feature education sessions, networking and talks from major keynote speakers, including former United States Secretary of State General Colin Powell.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Events, Security

Of Intelligent Equipment and Smarter Buildings

Syst_Int_Controls-3This year, I attended Realcomm, an industry conference focused upon the application of technology in the real estate industry. This event is co-located IBcon, a newly minted gathering focused on the emerging field of intelligent buildings. My takeaway is that the real estate industry is undergoing a dramatic change in the area of the rapid ingestion of technology. I saw technology to enhance everything from property leasing, work order management, tenant retention, property evaluation, life cycle forecasting, occupant comfort, physical security, and on and on.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

Social Engineering and the Cyber Black Market

buildingintelligence2_smallerIn movies, you see some guy sitting at his computer banging away at the keys and creating sophisticated algorithms that can go around advanced cybersecurity measures or can crack strong passwords or anything else that looks really cool for the camera. The not-as-glamorous reality is that hackers can shop for hacking tools online. Or better yet, they can exploit social engineering and get access to your system directly from you.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence

Event Recap: Realcomm Las Vegas 2014

rc-ib-14-photo-004It has been a little over one month since I returned from the Realcomm Las Vegas 2014 conference with some assumptions confirmed. I was thoroughly impressed with the event schedule, session presenters and participants. From my perspective, the event generated a tremendous amount of valuable information for its stakeholder community. I even had the honor of meeting AJ Jolivette, CTO and president of Terosaur, Inc., who demonstrated how their drone technology may play a role in commercial real estate in the near future.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence, Events

Choosing an Access Control System for Your Facility

Security_site_monitoringSecurity for employees and organizational assets is a major concern when today’s business leaders are considering locations for their companies. Access control, or the means by which people are granted or denied access to various areas inside a facility, is one of the vital components of an effective security program and comes in many different types and levels of complexity.


Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Security