The adoption of new technology in the commercial space continues to evolve, and it’s enhancing the collective experience of the user. Smart cards. Electronic access control. IoT. Cyber security. Wireless technology. Security convergence. These are but a few of the big technology trends impacting physical access control today — and the wave of change is accelerating rapidly. Understanding the relationship of these trends, tools and challenges and how they relate to physical access control is now becoming more important for architects, consultants, security integrators and general contractors. So how are you expected to keep up with the latest advances in the industry? We’re here to help.
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Description: Technologies seen during ISC West typically set the stage for the year to come. Allegion Futurist and Vice President of Strategy Rob Martens explains the top trends to impact the security industry in 2017.
Rob Martens explores the implications and transformative nature of the IoT on architects, distributors, integrators and manufacturers. This interactive presentation took place at ISC West on April 16, 2015.
Rob Martens attended CES 2017 to showcase how his top tech trends for 2017 are coming to life. In this video, Martens chats with executives from NVIDIA, Lutron, iDevices and Ford, discussing trends related to the smart home, innovations in content and entertainment, and the future of connected vehicles.
Allegion Futurist, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships
Areas of expertise: IoT, technology trends, rise of electronics and considerations
Rob has been involved in the safety and security industry for more than 11 years, concentrating on technology, innovation and business intelligence. He focuses on forward-looking solutions and identifying patterns to pinpoint macro trends in technology and the ways in which they can be used to improve the average customer’s day.. Respected for his unique industry perspective, Rob has recently been featured as an expert panelist on CNET, International CES 2015, the Golden Seeds Annual Summit, the IoT Global Innovation Forum, IoT World and APPNATION IoT, among others.
Prior to Allegion, Rob was Vice President and CIO of Carpenter Technology Corporation. Earlier in his career he served as Vice President and CIO for Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, prior to Allegion’s spinoff.
Rob graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1993 and has gone on to receive a number of awards for his work in innovative solutions. Most notably, he has been recognized with the 2016 CES Innovation Award, 2007 Oracle Excellence Award for Business Intelligence and 2005 Ingersoll Rand Chairman’s Award.
Areas of expertise: Implementing electronic solutions, integrated access control trends and advancements, security convergence
Brad has been with Allegion/Ingersoll Rand for more than 16 years and involved in the safety and security industry for more than half that time. His focus is on business strategy, electronic locking platforms, software and hardware. He is known for his expertise in electronic solutions and utilizing them to improve productivity and customer satisfaction. Brad has been featured in Source Security, SDM Magazine, Security Info Watch and more for his valuable insights.
Prior to Allegion’s spinoff from Ingersoll Rand, Brad served as portfolio manager, marketing specialist and various other management roles with the organization.
Brad graduated from Virginia Polytechnic with degrees in Engineering and Business, and later went on to receive his MBA from Indiana University in Business Administration.
Product Manager, Electronic Locks
Areas of expertise: Electronic locks, open architecture and wireless solutions, ENGAGE™ technology
Known for his expertise in electronic solutions, Ben has been quoted as an expert in SDM and A&S magazines, among others. He has more than 12 years of experience in product management. Most recently, he assisted in establishing ENGAGE™ technology, LE and NDE wireless locks as an open architecture platform to improve third-party solution compatibility.
Prior to joining Allegion, Ben managed Commercial Laundry and Kenmore Refrigeration product portfolios at Whirlpool.
Ben holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan and earned his MBA from University of Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business in 2012.
Director of Aftermarket and Electronic Sales
Areas of expertise: Technology/industry advancements and the impact on integrators
Robert has worked in the security industry for more than 14 years, focusing on integration sales and policy. For Allegion, he concentrates on expanding the integration, software alliance member and aftermarket channels. Having worked in the integration side of the security business, Robert has a unique understanding of the integrator role and business tactics, including the adoption of electronic access control.
He has been featured in Security Sales & Integrator (SSI), A&S International and Security System News, where he was chosen as a “20 under 40” honoree in 2013.
Commercial Business Leader, Readers
Areas of expertise: One card technology trends and solutions, electronic security – key systems to credentials continuum, biometric technology and solutions
Jon has more than 21 years’ experience working on electronic solutions, product development and sales. For Allegion, he focuses on growing the value of intelligent electronic solutions. He is known for his expertise in electronic security and credentials, and has recently been featured in SDM, Source Security, Locksmith Ledger and more.
Prior to Allegion’s spinoff, Jon served as director of European served areas at Ingersoll Rand, managing sales, business development and product management for the region. He started his career at Ingersoll Rand in the sales field before advancing into market management.
Jon graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Engineering and Management before going on to get his MBA at Lehigh University.