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Working in a COVID Era Should Spur Major Changes Across Business Landscape

*Originally published on CommercialIntegrator.com Pandemic presents opportunities for leaders to make major changes to how and where business is done—and integrators can play a major role. Stop saying we’re entering “the new normal.” We’re in what HOK director of workplace Kay Sargent prefers to call “the new now.” “There’s nothing normal about what we’re going through right […]

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Taking a Consultive Approach Post COVID–19

*Originally published on SecuritySales.com Lots of security technologies are offered today in response to COVID-19, however, do they address the bigger picture of risk mitigation from a business outcome perspective? COVID-19 changed our world in 2020 and probably well into the future. But as dark as this event is, there is a silver lining. We got […]

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7 Mistakes to Avoid in User Interface Design

*Originally published on CEPro.com New book outlines the art of designing the perfect user interface, including size, shape, ‘padding,’ spacing, shadows and more for pushbutton icons. In smart home control user interface design, a pushbutton icon is more than just a simple button. It’s everything. A single icon can often be the centerpiece for controlling light, intrusion security, surveillance […]

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Don’t Let a Spreadsheet Dictate the Value of Your AV Integration Work

*Originally published on CommercialIntegrator.com AV integration companies and live events pros need to think differently about pricing and proposals now that customers have different expectations. Just about everything is different in the business world than it was nine months ago—and that means AV integration pros and live events pros are doing things they’ve never done before for […]

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[NEW REPORT] The 2020 CE Pro Mid-Year Market Report

With people stuck inside and putting more thought into their homes, more and more are adding in things they would have considered luxuries before. Where once adding home entertainment, networking systems, or security systems were considered a dream priority, people have turned to see them as necessities. Not only that but new construction is on […]

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Single-Family Construction Continues to Climb Despite Coronavirus Pandemic

*Originally published on CommercialIntegrator.com Single-family housing starts have increased by 8.5% to 1.11 million, which is the highest pace of single-family starts since 2007. It appears as though builders have a lot to be excited about recently. According to a new study by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, single-family […]

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Integrator of the Month: Brinton Security Services

*Originally published on SecuritySales.com Each month SSI highlights one of the security industry’s most progressive integrators that has attended the SSI Summit. This month is Brinton Security Services. LEADERSHIP STATEMENT I began in the security industry more than eight years ago and find the business fascinating. I particularly enjoy watching and learning about the constant […]

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5 Myths About Creating a Safe Work Environment – And Why They’re Wrong

*Originally published on CommercialIntegrator.com AVI Systems Craig Gudorf dives deeper into some of the biggest misconceptions about transforming your work environment into a safe haven post-pandemic. Proactive organizations now have plans in place to create safe work environments that protect employees as they return to work. Diminishing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace is the first step in order […]

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