The technology-based security sector is evolving to deliver an ever-wider range of value-added benefits for customers. By leveraging the latest developments from both the security industry and wider technological sectors, installers and integrators are increasingly able to deliver smart solutions that exceed user expectations whilst also delivering credible and robust security.
In recognition of the changing technological landscape, Benchmark – the industry’s only publication dedicated to tests, assessments and field trials of interest to security engineers – has launched the Smart Solutions project.
The project is being run in partnership with Axis Communications, Milestone Systems, Optex, Texecom, Norbain and Paxton, and aims to deliver credible and effective resources to assist those installers and integrators migrating to new and emerging technologies.
The Benchmark Smart Solutions project will include the creation of an integrated test-bed solution which will then be used to explore the potential for adding value and benefits. Because the test system is based solely on security technologies, it will be used to demonstrate that the inclusion of additional functionality need not impact on security performance. It will also illustrate how modern security technology can be used to realise efficiencies and budgetary savings for end users.
The project includes a dedicated website – www.benchmarksmart.com – which has recently been launched. This will be used to deliver updates from the project, as well as other resources which will support installers and integrators looking to migrate to the delivery of smart and innovative bespoke solutions.