“Security is always too much until the day that it is not enough.” This quote, coined by former FBI director William H. Webster, perfectly summarizes the physical security industry. The irony of this fact is that a well-functioning security solution is transparent to the end-user. It is only if the security system fails that it comes to the attention of management. For this reason, both developers and condominium boards have shown some reluctance to invest in high-end security methods. There are many good reasons for this hesitation. Previously any security system over and above a camera system (referred to as a video surveillance system or VSS) has been seen as an upgrade due to the cost of the equipment and of running cables. Recent advances in the equipment have made VSS, and other technologies, much more useful and affordable to condominiums.
From new geofencing features for home security systems to technology that turns smartphones into virtual access credentials, Lenel and Interlogix continue to deliver innovative and convenient solutions to meet or exceed consumers’ evolving security requirements. Lenel and Interlogix, both part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), showcased their comprehensive, integrated offerings at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) in Las Vegas.