Discussions with a number of people at the show indicated a continuing interest in and movement to offering Building Information Management (BIM), known to some as Revit (AutoDesk’s software package). Design technology can often be as impactful as product technology, and security designers are increasingly being pulled by the A&E community in the BIM direction. Manufacturers, integrators, and consultants would do well to understand the impact on their products and services. Axis, Assa Abloy, Sony, Samsung and many others have already recognized and acted on this trend.
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers.com and RepsForSecurity.com; and Principal Consultant for Gilwell Technology Services. Ray can be reached at ray@SecuritySpecifiers.com, through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/raycoulombe or followed on Twitter @RayCoulombe.