Roundtable: 7 security chiefs weigh in on current business issues

Corporate security and police chiefs share thoughts on business alignment, budgets and technology

"The integrators have to be flexible with the systems they provide; they can't bring us a cookie-cutter solution."
-- Robert Picasio, GTECH

"Automation, integration and compliance are the three things that shape what we do with security systems. We are also learning about the value of SMS type text messaging in an emergency environment [when some modes of communication are clogged or down]."
-- Ken LeCesne, Perot Systems

"I realized the value of communication systems recently. We did an exercise recently for hazardous materials, and we realized the main problem was that we couldn't all get the radios to work together."
-- Steve Foster/McGregor, Texas