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Future Proofing Security Systems (Part 2)

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One of the main challenge customers have in attempting to future proof their security systems is staying current on the industry trends. It is impossible to future proof systems without knowing what lies ahead in the security world. Staying in contact with the proper security research and development firms is essential to anticipate how the systems of the future will evolve. The easiest way for a customer to accomplish this is to rely on a trustworthy security integrator.

Security integration companies are not created equal. There are only a handful that legitimately have the necessary relationships with security research and development teams from relevant manufacturers to get accurate insight on future trends. Large security industry tradeshows help, but the input from security research and development teams is critical to properly forecast.

Once the future security system trends are known, design considerations can be made to future proof the systems by ensuring the proper infrastructure is installed, power capacity is provided, and other system fundamentals are sound. The result is cost savings and compatibility with future features and system functions. Budget forecasting, system maintenance, and other aspects of system sustainment can be properly determined once future proofing efforts have been made.

Please join us next week here at The O for further insights into technical 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.