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Mickey McCarter

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

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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

How Business Intelligence is Driving Security ROI

Delivering greater business data to create useful information makes security more viable than simply an insurance policy.

Time for Security Talks with Airports to Take Flight

In light of a new report on access control recommendations for TSA and airports, plus continuing security challenges, it could be blue skies ahead for opportunistic integrators.

How Important GSA Changes May Impact Security Integrators

Ahead of the SIA Government Summit, the General Services Administration is moving to ensure security and interoperability of access control systems components.

School Security: One Size Does Not Fit All

During ISC West in Las Vegas, the Security Industry Association and others involved in the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) coalition outlined goals, guidelines and more.

Interoperability Meets Internet of Things at ISC West

SIA presented a showcase and open discussion on interoperability between devices and IoT during 2015 ISC West in Las Vegas.

SIA Offerings Emphasize Value for Integrators

Security Industry Association to continue to provide legislative advocacy, research metrics, education courses and webcasts, executive conferences and more to aid integrators.

ISC West 2015 a ‘Very Good Year’ for Open Standards

Public demonstration of the OSDP spec, release of a free test tool, and a successful PlugFest event during ISC West point toward wider adoption.

How To Better Ensure You’re Hiring Good People

Transparency during the evaluation process as well as leaning on the 4 C’s of culture, chemistry, competency and character can help elevate the fruits of your candidate search.

How Are You Securing Additional Value for Clients?

Security-centric integrators are finding themselves taking more proactive efforts on the consultative and system optimization ends of the sales cycle.

Timing May Be Right to Start ‘Securing New Ground’

Security industry’s executive conference convenes integrators and myriad stakeholders to analyze latest and future trends driving the market.