6 Feb 2019

January Roundup: Vanderbilt in the Media

The first month of the New Year was a busy time for Vanderbilt and this is reflected in the media coverage we received through January. For a roundup of some of our latest news, as well as our opinions and insights into the latest security and technology trends, check out the snippets below.

GIT Security: Cybersecurity and Access Control

Interconnectivity between devices, which is now seen as a priority for organizations, undoubtedly comes with an enhanced risk of security threats. Cybersecurity can no longer be ignored as organizations continue to integrate physical security products; the possibility and severity of a data breach rises significantly as more devices are added to one universal network. But as many leaders know, increased risk doesn’t automatically mean an increase in an organization‘s security budget or preparedness plans.

Security Info Watch: Access control tech to continue to evolve in 2019

When some technologists assess the state of the physical access control industry, they look at it through the same eyes as a teenager might view his father’s Buick. Reliable, staid and not much to brag about. But based on conversations shared by the convened expert panel below, it is very obvious that the access control industry is not dead and it is far from boring as we sit on the cusp of 2019.

Security Informed: What Caused The Most Disruption In 2018 In The Physical Security Space?

In many regards, 2018 was a turbulent year for the physical security marketplace, driven by evolving technologies and changing customer needs, among other factors. Year-end is a great time to reflect, so we asked our Expert Panel Roundtable: What caused the most disruption in the physical security marketplace in 2018? 

Security Informed: A Busy Year - Rapid Mergers & Acquisitions Suggests More To Come In 2019

A rapid string of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions as 2018 passed into 2019 suggests the physical security industry may be on the verge of a busy year of companies buying other companies. Observers have noted a large amount of investment capital currently available to be invested in security M&A, and plenty of entrepreneurial companies are looking to be acquired.

Source Security: How optimistic is the physical security outlook for 2019?

The new year 2019 is brimming with possibilities for the physical security industry, but will those possibilities prove to be good news or bad news for our market? Inevitably, it will be a combination of good and bad, but how much good and how bad? We wanted to check the temperature of the industry as it relates to expectations for the new year, so we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How optimistic is your outlook for the physical security industry in 2019? Why?

AS Mag: Balancing the pros and cons of mobile access

With adoption of mobile access solutions tipped to increase this year, here are some of the benefits as well as challenges to consider when implementing a mobile access solution.