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Security industry insights | Global Security Exchange (GSX) edition


The 2018 Global Security Exchange (GSX) kicks off September 23 in Las Vegas. Ahead of the conference, a few of Allegion’s experts share their insights on trends impacting the security industry. What do they expect to see during the show? How are today’s technologies impacting the security industry? Find out what they had to say. And stop by Booth #3715 during GSX to speak with the Allegion team.

What excites you most about GSX 2018?

"I’m excited to see access control become a natural part of everyday life and for the industry to find ways to make adoption easier. I’m expecting software solutions to become more polished and a refocusing on innovative hardware solutions."  Devin Love, Director of Technology Alliances

"This show excites me because it’s an opportunity to bring together a variety of end users who have specific needs with channel partners who have solutions to meet those needs." Brad Aikin, Chanel Led Business Leader, Security Integrators

What common themes should attendees expect to see or hear about during GSX 2018?

"Expect mobile and BLE to be everywhere as a standard feature. For Allegion, it’s a chance to show how the market and our Software Alliance Members have evolved. We are no longer just a manufacturer of hardware. We are an enabler, an ecosystem partner. I’m excited for Allegion to demonstrate how we are a part of this ecosystem and the destination for the industry."  Lee Odess, Vice president, Service Providers Market

"Expect to see solutions that help security integrators manage their business more efficiently—from IP based solutions, wireless locks and mobile credentials to digital surveys and sales tools." Brad Aikin, Chanel Led Business Leader, Security Integrators

"Increased technologies with smart sensors and mobile applications. As sensors continue to shrink and costs come down, I expect to see additional innovation applied to the devices that dominate the security landscape. I also anticipate that there will be more devices communicating on a mobile platform, allowing for security on the go."  Robert Gaulden, Project Based Business Leader, Electronic Access Control

What’s the most important trend impacting the security industry?

"First, the importance of the end-user relationship. Then layer that with the fact that you no longer have to sacrifice security for convenience. You can have both. With mobile, sensors and computing power at the edge while leveraging the cloud, software is igniting the ability for companies to deliver more value to their customers while also getting more dollars per opening." Lee Odess, Vice president, Service Providers Market

"An important trend for security continues to be cyber. With all of the connected smart devices, the cyber layer will be extremely critical." Robert Gaulden, Project Based Business Leader, Electronic Access Control

"Soon customers will see clear ROI when adopting connected solutions, and security will no longer “feel like tech.” Instead the technology will enable customers to reach new efficiencies and insights while they focus on their business." Devin Love, Director of Technology Alliances

"The limitation of skilled labor and resulting challenges to: (a) respond in a timely manner to customer’s needs, and (b) expand the ability of your organization to serve additional value to your customers." 
Brad Aikin, Chanel Led Business Leader, Security Integrators

In your opinion, what has been the biggest technology advancement in the access control space during the past year?

"Mobile devices add a new layer of computing power and flexibility to security. Smartphones, watches and tablets all have impacts on how we interact with our security systems. For integrators, they can help you design, program or troubleshoot a system. They will change how we think about credentials. They can help track users, verify identity and provide real time communications. They can move the boundary from a single site to the entire city or globe."  Robert Gaulden, Project Based Business Leader, Electronic Access Control

"I see more focus on cybersecurity and privacy, and I think that’s good for the industry." Devin Love, Director of Technology Alliances

"In my opinion, the biggest technology advancement in access control over the past year is the new tech players looking to disrupt the industry. Historically our industry has had the luxury of light influence from outside of itself. No longer. There are a lot of new entrants attacking the status quo and we will start to see that impact." Lee Odess, Vice president, Service Providers Market

What excites you about the future of the security industry?

"That it is morphing and being disrupted. It is exciting to be part of a company leading that disruption."  Lee Odess, Vice president, Service Providers Market

"Security and convenience is achievable. It’s no longer one or the other, and I think we’re going to continue to see access control play a key role in this evolution." Devin Love, Director of Technology Alliances

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