A Challenge for the Electronic Security Industry

I was playing with transistor and tube radios with a black-and-white TV when I was 6 years old. Today, my 6-year-old daughter has her own laptop and can operate my smartphone like it was a part of her since birth. What will the next generation come up with?

The advancement of technology in the last 20 years, or even the last 10, is staggering. As a designer of multi-million dollar integrated security systems, I am amazed at what the future might hold. I challenge electronic security professionals to reach forward to the next thing. Strive to find and invent the next generation of video and access control. Understand what security needs are out there and what threats we are dealing with and will deal with in the next 10 years. How will we thwart them? How will we as a security industry work to keep our clients, our infrastructure, our nation secure while there are just as brilliant of people caught up in the fight against us?

Sound off and say what you think. Don't read this and then pass it off. Say what you are thinking; there's no such thing as a dumb answer here!

Posted by Charlie Howell on Feb 24, 2011

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