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Mickey McCarter

Mickey McCarter is communications manager for the Security Industry Association. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Mickey's Latest Blog Posts

biometric payment, AV integrators, Security Directors

What Security Directors Wish AV Integrators Knew

Security Directors at the recent Securing New Ground 2017 conference enjoy contracted AV integrators help but seek to overcome many challenges regardless.

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Why Your Next Hire Should Have a Certified Security Project Manager Certification

Integrators and end users can benefit from the experience and education gleaned by their personnel earning the Certified Security Project Manager certification.

How the Cloud Brings System Integrators More RMR Opportunities

As cloud services become more and more available in the security industry, there will be opportunities for integrators to provide more managed services and thus gain more RMR from their clients.

Mickey's Latest Posts

biometric payment, AV integrators, Security Directors

What Security Directors Wish AV Integrators Knew

Security Directors at the recent Securing New Ground 2017 conference enjoy contracted AV integrators help but seek to overcome many challenges regardless.

SIA GovSummit, federal access, control systems, systems integrators

The Future of Federal Access Control Systems

Systems integrators in the government sector must understand both the needs of the customer as well as compliance guidelines — says SIA GovSummit pundits.

How to Boost Profits and Grant Peace of Mind with Service Agreements

An ISC West education session discusses how ensuring rapid response and reliable problem solving will benefit integrators who sell themselves as an insurance policy.

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Why Your Next Hire Should Have a Certified Security Project Manager Certification

Integrators and end users can benefit from the experience and education gleaned by their personnel earning the Certified Security Project Manager certification.

How the Cloud Brings System Integrators More RMR Opportunities

As cloud services become more and more available in the security industry, there will be opportunities for integrators to provide more managed services and thus gain more RMR from their clients.

Why Security Integrators are Becoming Police Departments’ New Best Friends

SIA Government Summit highlights how integrators are working with municipalities, such as the city of Santa Ana, to tie together video surveillance systems to help reduce crime and attract new residents.

ISC West: Why Planning Is Key to Successful Integrations

An education session during the security industry’s biggest tradeshow offers perspectives on tackling complex projects that look beyond the bottom line.

Rise of Smart Devices, Interoperability Drives Demand for Security System Integrators

A key driver for the electronic security market in the coming years is how evolving products are interoperable with other technology in system design and use.

business data, revenue opportunity

How Big Data Is Like Teen Dating: Everyone Claims To Be Doing It

Security integrators — plus vendors and service providers — remain puzzled by what to do with all the information and analysis pieces that comprise the big picture of data possibilities.

How to Break Into the Electronic Security Industry

SIA’s Securing New Ground conference can benefit firms seeking to get their foot in the door, or are already entrenched in, the booming electronic security industry.