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Future Proofing Security Systems

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Technology of all kinds changes faster every year in all industries so future proofing technical security systems is intelligent and important. Video surveillance and other security technologies are no different. Constant changes, innovations, and developments provide tremendous capabilities and increased efficiencies, but only for those who are prepared to implement the new security system technologies. There are many types of preparation required to embrace new technology and not get left behind. These preparations include budget forecasting, staff training, and future proofing the systems through proper design and integration.

Future proofing systems is critical for all customers. It prevents users from spending money on obsolete or limited technology. Most security systems are technology-centric so future proofing the security systems benefits customers of all industries. New technologies can be exciting to implement, but also quite intimidating, frustrating, and time consuming. The secret of successful continuity and adaptation is preparation. This is the common theme I have witnessed while working in over 40 countries on 6 continents throughout the world.

Please join us next week here at The O for further insights into future proofing your security systems.

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Sean Crain is founder and CEO of Orion Security Solutions (OSS). Prior to starting OSS, Sean spent over eight years with the U.S. Department of State as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Officer working in nearly 40 countries on 6 continents around the world including Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Switzerland, Indonesia, Australia, Cambodia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, Brazil, Peru, and Columbia.

He received advanced training in the techniques and methodologies of counter intelligence and anti-terrorism in order to carry out responsibilities which included designing, installing, and maintaining state-of-the-art security solutions to protect national security information, U.S Embassies and other sensitive U.S. facilities, and diplomatic personnel, including U.S. Presidents and Secretaries of State. Sean was also called upon to design and implement security protocols and systems which included video surveillance, intruder detection, access controls, locks, perimeter security, and assessments. He also played an integral role in writing the U.S. Department of State security policies for post communications centers, controlled access areas, and building management systems in U.S. Embassies, U.S. Consulates, and inter-agency facilities worldwide.