Is IT Making Surveillance Decisions?

By: John Honovich, Published on Jun 16, 2009

IMS recently released a report/survey on IT decision making in the security industry. The key themes is that IT is playing a greater role than ever before (more than 60% of IT managers are involved in decisions). SSN has an article citing an example from Honeywell on this point. Honeywell explains how they had to reduce the number of ports they used because of IT's concerns.

What remains unclear in these discussions is the exact role IT has. The Honeywell example is more of a IT 'veto' where IT can block a product. This is similar to situations where facilities blocks a product (or a deployment) because a security system requires the use of power, mounting on building or wireless spectrum. [As a side note, opening too many ports is a very common problem for video surveillance products]

The real disruptive potential of IT is to either (a) increase the amount spent on video surveillance and (b) favor IT vendors.  From my discussion with large IT providers, neither of these are happening at the level that these vendor predicted or hoped.

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