IP-based security products are gaining popularity, greatly increasing the possibility that many security departments will find their technologies riding the network. If you need outside assistance, find a highly qualified security integrator in your area. They can be invaluable in supplying both the technical knowledge and security expertise to make the project successful. In selecting an integrator, look for one with plenty of high-tech talent on their team and also a history of handling IT and physical security convergence projects. Finding a highly skilled integrator can help to ensure that the concerns of the security team are balanced with the concerns of the IT department.
Chris Wetzel, co-founder and chief operating officer of Warrendale, PA-based InterTECH Security, has 20 years of experience in the electronic security field. He has unique experience designing systems for large public venues, such as stadiums, business centers, university campuses, zoos, airports, retail complexes and laboratories. InterTECH Security is a member of SecurityNet, a network of 22 domestic and overseas leading independent systems integrators offering clients a single, responsible source for meeting all electronic security needs.