Report: More IT managers involved in physical security decisions

Companies beginning to rely more on their IT departments when implementing new security solutions


A new report from the Security Industry Association shows that IT managers are getting more involved in decisions that involve physical security solutions.

According to recent survey of integrators and installers of IP-based solutions by IMS Research, more than three-fourths of companies are now working with their IT managers regarding the implementation of new security solutions than they were a year ago. In addition, the survey also found that three out of five IT managers are now consulted prior to the purchase of physical security solutions.

“This shows just how much physical security is converging with IT,” SIA Director of Research Mark Visbal said in a prepared statement. “A few years ago, they were different worlds. Now, in many cases, it’s difficult, if not impossible, to separate one from the other.”