The rate at which many technologies are evolving is astounding. Just think what today’s smartphone can do, how email and the Internet have changed our work lives, or how the fax machine — though useful — is now considered outdated. This rapid evolution brings us many new opportunities; it also raises the challenge of what to do with systems, technology and equipment that are still functional, but no longer as effective. Security and surveillance markets in particular are affected by these exponential advancements.
With the post-9/11 demand for increased security everywhere, organizations find themselves struggling to keep up with the latest technology. Many have made substantial investments in their security systems over recent years, creating an extensive and functional infrastructure. For this reason, and in light of today’s budget constraints, many find that forklift system upgrades are simply impossible; even though new technologies not only provide more security, they also create efficiencies that substantially reduce overall costs.