Waves of infection have spread around the country, with successive hotspots taking hold and varying measures introduced locally to try and suppress them. For security professionals, trying to steer their way through the current crisis to better times - when vaccinations will finally ease the economic pressures – is challenging. Right now, it feels especially hard to see that far ahead.
Despite the current turmoil in the global economy, looking ahead to next 18 months there is reason for optimism in several sectors. In hospitality, for example, the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) believes its target of attracting 100 million annual visitors by 2030 remains realistic, boosted by diversification and reform at new beach resorts.
There are some key video tech trends to look to, as well. These technologies and their applications can translate into more profitability for systems integrators looking to grow their businesses in the New Year.
With Intersec postponed, Expo 2020 delayed until October 2021, and Middle East economies facing huge disruption, some security professionals are feeling pessimistic. But you don’t have to look far to see some promising oases of growth, writes Kwon, general manager for IDIS MEA.
As the holiday season approaches, the U.S. is still in the grip of the 2020 pandemic. Many families have lost loved-ones, and there is no escaping the fact that the death toll will escalate into the winter. But now, with news that Pfizer and BioNTech’s 90%-effective vaccine could start being rolled-out within weeks, spirits and stock markets have soared.
The logistics sector has always been a vital one in keeping the global economy humming, but the COVID-19 pandemic has shone an even brighter light on the pivotal part logistics plays in ensuring the sustainability of the supply chain.
Customer-facing staff need safeguarding from verbal and physical abuse – last year in the UK a survey of shop workers by the union USDAW found that shopfloor staff were abused, threatened or assaulted on average once a fortnight.
The UK high street has never been under such extreme pressure and now, more than ever, video surveillance technology can deliver much-needed help. In this article we look at what help we can give.
COVID-19 has unleashed an exorbitant amount of challenges we barely could even have imagined as we rang in 2020. Preventing the spread of the virus is priority 1 – and doing so means implementing new and often unfamiliar procedures to contain the spread and get ahead of the curve.
Home and business automation solutions – ‘smart homes’ – are an important growth sector, a fact underlined by Google’s recent investment in ADT.
Much like investors, systems integrators across Europe are looking to diversify their customer portfolios. The rapidly growing world of ‘the data economy’, and data centres, can sometimes feel mystifying – yet for security providers, moving into this sector offers some great opportunities.
How are systems integrators dealing with the many challenges of lockdown – and what lies ahead for them? We asked Nicky Stokes, Managing Director of ISD Tech, to share his thoughts…
How can retailers adapt their store operations – and how can they use innovative and low-cost technical fixes help them move forward?