IT is Now in Charge of Security Systems

By: John Honovich, Published on Mar 10, 2010

In a surprising move to us, Pelco's magazine now declares that times have changed and the IT manager is the 'new sheriff' in town. Pelco Press, reprinting an SSI article, declares in a article on the "Changing Face of the Commercial Customer" [link no longer available] that the IT manager "holds the purse strings. He approves the technologies. He is the gatekeeper." They emphasizes the importance of network security for safeguarding the business and concludes that, "the IT manager has been given unprecedented authority over his domain."

In an apocalyptic tone, the article declares "A hole was created. The security industry didn’t move fast enough to fill that hole, and a new breed of integrator and manufacturer moved in." 

If you are from the IP side, this may be reason for joy and a sign of defeat for the analog incumbents. If you still see life or opportunity for analog deployments and companies to grow or evolve, this must be confusing.

We find this to be bizarre, especially since most industry people, including from the IT side, acknowledge that projected IT blitkreig and the crowning of Cisco has not happened. While we certainly believe that IT is gaining in importance, it is at a far more modest pace than the draconian terms portrayed in this article.

Comments : Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

"He Is An Idiot!" Exclaims SIA Director John Mack on Mar 23, 2020
Here is another inside look into the "leaders" of the security industry. SIA...
PDQ Presents Cloud Mobile Access Smart Locks on May 04, 2020
PDQ presented its mobile, wireless access system 'pdqSmart' at the April 2020...
Huawei HiSilicon Shortage Impacts Surveillance Manufacturers on Aug 14, 2020
Huawei acknowledged problems and challenges for its HiSilicon chip business,...
US Jail Uses China State Owned Fever Camera on Apr 30, 2020
Police in Ohio are boasting about their jail's new fever camera system, which...
Convergint Coronavirus Cuts on Mar 25, 2020
One of the world's largest security integrators, Convergint, has made a major...
Hikvision Global News Reports Directory on Aug 13, 2020
Hikvision has received the most global news reporting of any video...
FDA Defines Correct Operation of "Fever Cameras" on May 26, 2020
The US FDA has now defined the correct operation of "Thermal Imaging...
US GSA Explains NDAA 889 Part B Blacklisting on Jul 31, 2020
With the 'Blacklist Clause' going into effect August 13 that bans the US...
IPVM Editorial Staff on Aug 01, 2020
IPVM has the largest and most experienced editorial team covering video...
Proxy Acquires Ring Maker Motiv on Apr 29, 2020
Fresh off of raising $42 million, access startup Proxy has acquired...
Milestone Presents XProtect On AWS on May 04, 2020
Milestone presented its XProtect on AWS offering at the April 2020 IPVM New...
Motorola Solutions Acquires Pelco on Aug 03, 2020
Motorola Solutions has acquired Pelco, pledging to bring blue back and make...
US Passes Uyghur Human Rights Law Condemning Mass Surveillance on Jun 18, 2020
The US government has passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act of 2020,...
LSP Presents 2nd Generation FP Power Supplies on Apr 29, 2020
Life Safety Power (LSP) presented its FP2 power supply in the April 2020 IPVM...
Terrible Convergint Coronavirus Thermal Camera Recommendation on Apr 01, 2020
A week after Convergint disclosed falling revenue, pay and job cuts,...

Recent Reports

Axis Compares Fever Camera Sellers to 9/11 on Sep 18, 2020
Axis Communications, the West's largest surveillance camera manufacturer, has...
Avigilon Elevated Temperature Detection Camera Tested on Sep 17, 2020
Avigilon has entered the temperature screening market with the release of...
Chilean Official Investigated for Motorola And Hikvision Contracts on Sep 17, 2020
A corruption investigation is underway in Chile after a crime prevention...
Huawei HiSilicon Production Shut Down on Sep 17, 2020
Huawei HiSilicon chips are no longer being manufactured or supplied to...
Virtual ISC West and GSX+ Exhibiting Contrasted on Sep 17, 2020
Both ISC West and ASIS GSX are going virtual this year, just weeks apart, but...
X.Labs Sues FLIR on Sep 16, 2020
X.Labs, the maker of Feevr, has sued FLIR, the publicly traded thermal...
Video Surveillance 101 September Course - Last Chance on Sep 16, 2020
Today is the last chance to sign up for the Fall Video Surveillance 101...
No Blackbody Mistake, Half Million Dollar, Hikvision Fever Camera System in Georgia on Sep 16, 2020
A Georgia school district touted buying Hikvision fever screening "about...
Costar Technologies / Arecont H1 2020 Financials Examined on Sep 16, 2020
Costar's financial results have been hit by the coronavirus with the company...
Startup Cawamo Presents Live Alerts With Edge AI and Cloud VMS on Sep 15, 2020
Cawamo, an Israeli edge-to-cloud analytics and VMS startup, presented its...
Favorite Access Control Credentials 2020 on Sep 15, 2020
Credential choice is more debated than ever, with hacking risk for 125kHz and...
Dangerous Hikvision Fever Screening Marketing In Africa on Sep 15, 2020
A multi-national African Hikvision distributor is marketing dangerously...
New Products Show Fall 2020 Announced - Register Now on Sep 14, 2020
IPVM's sixth online show will feature New Products from over 25...
Hanwha 8K / 33MP Camera Tested on Sep 14, 2020
Hanwha Techwin has released an 8K / 33MP resolution camera, the TNB-9000 with...
Gait Recognition Examined on Sep 14, 2020
Facial recognition faces increasing ethical and political criticisms while...