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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

SIA Presents at ASIS: Talking to Stakeholders and Outsiders

Security Industry Association (SIA) explores the benefits of consulting outside integrators and end users during large security integration projects at ASIS 2014.

Put Your Project Management Skills to the Test

SIA’s Certified Security Project Manager exam and revamped training certification program offer integrators resources to implement best practices for the job.

Homeland Security Seeks Integration Input

SIA among the industry partner groups aiding in bridging DHS with the private sector and exploring technical challenges and solutions.

Internet of Things Raises Risk Concerns

While there are many benefits and opportunities to having so much connectivity, there are also serious security and cybersecurity threats that will need addressing.

Embrace the Cloud, Stay Ahead of the Curve

Browser- and application-based security solutions may offer greater flexibility, scalability and affordability as well as require less training for end users.

How to Infiltrate the Government Security Market

SIA’s annual Government Summit will offer a slew of educational and networking opportunities for firms interested in trying to secure more federal project dollars.

Delivering Better Value from PSIM Systems

Don’t limit physical security information management to products and systems; think about how ‘managing incidents’ overall can become customer specific.

Bright Signs for the Physical Security Industry

Technology, product portfolio expansion and vertical market expansion will fuel global growth, according to a new report.

How to Earn Higher Marks from Your Customers

Dealing with large-scale companies often requires displaying the appropriate communications and understanding, to go with the usual problem-solving expertise.