Video technology decisions

Ray Bernard discusses using new security technology and its impact on convergence

Beyond the Technical Issues

In the next two columns, I’ll present some proven ways to incorporate risk factors into technology planning, including how to design risk-based flexibility and scalability into your security system designs. In the meantime, take a look at the topics of interest in the Guide, and you’ll be ready to start considering how to relate the technology capabilities it describes to risk-prioritized planning.

New question:

Is there any aspect of convergence that you find is still tough to address?

If you have experience that relates to this question, or have other convergence experience you want to share, e-mail your answer to me at or call 949-831-6788. I look forward to hearing from you!

Ray Bernard, PSP, CHS-III is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS), a firm that provides security consulting services for public and private facilities. Mr. Bernard, a member of the Subject Matter Expert Faculty of the Security Executive Council, is founder and publisher of The Security Minute 60-second newsletter ( For more information about Ray Bernard and RBCS go to or call 949-831-6788.