Not today, but tomorrow, a future outlook for intrusion
The intrusion industry is making strides forward, appealing to the masses on multiple levels not just security. The intrusion industry is beginning to model itself around convenience and interaction, a message that was also communicated at this year’s ISC West event.
The intrusion industry is making strides forward, appealing to the masses on multiple levels not just security. The intrusion industry is beginning to model itself around convenience and interaction, a message that was also communicated at this year’s ISC West event. Five years ago, no one anticipated their cell phone would double as their Internet and no one expected to be able to have live streaming video of his/her home to be sent to their phone either. While it’s impressive to have that amount of connectivity in your pocket, will this solution appeal to the masses or a select few? Having been burgled in the past I can certainly relate to the new technology. A live stream of my burglar would have certainly helped at the time. Likewise while on business travel, having the ability to switch lights on and off remotely may also discourage potential burglars from straying upon my darkly lit property and save on my electricity bills at the same time.
As part of a younger generation I enjoy gadgets and new technologies, who doesn’t? As the younger generation joins the workforce, they will undoubtedly want more integration and more interactive features at their fingertips. Although being able to turn the lights on and off or monitor a video camera in the home or small business may appear “unnecessary” or niche now, you could say the same for the smart phone when it came to market in the late 90’s. Now it seems nearly everyone has one.
The days of the landline are numbered as cellular activity picks up. With consumers using their cell phones for more than just calls, it’s only a matter of time before the industry takes a huge step forward to embrace today’s leading edge technologies. I mean who still uses a landline?
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.