GE Promises to Advance Security Business with IT Training and Support

Jim Clark, GE's vice president of global sales and marketing, says he plans to complement GE's present teams of dedicated specialists with added experts in IT networking. These teams will help GE's current dealers and integrators grow and scale their businesses to meet the emerging, sophisticated integration needs of their security customers, incorporating technologies and services presently employed in the Information Technology (IT) markets.

"The continued convergence of physical security with information technology, including the drive to IP-based surveillance, creates a need for new knowledge and skills on the part of our dealers and integrators," Clark said. "To remain competitive, end users, dealers/integrators and manufacturers must recognize and respond to emerging trends in the networking of security systems with data communications, telecommunications, VOIP and IT networks.