Less Terror, More Tech
TOP SECURITY CONCERNS, 20031 Access/egress
2 Computer/information security
3 Property crime
4 Employee theft
6 Violent crime
7 Parking lot/garage security
Security departments face a number of changes within their organizations that affect budgets, programs and use of security technology. In the 2003 industry forecast study, respondents report that the most important influence is when their organization adds or expands a facility. A second factor: anti-terror measures.
DEVELOPMENTS THAT CHANGE SECURITY1 Facilities added/expanded
2 Anti-terror measures
4 New employees
5 Increase in burglaries, theft
6 Facilities closed/sold
7 White collar crime, fraud
Uniquely, the SECURITY Magazine study has discovered that, in addition to routine business activities, the two most important factors impacting budgets are economic conditions and September 11th.
Not surprisingly, video surveillance and access controls are the top planned purchases this year. Products related to video surveillance, security cameras and digital video storage and retrieval are among the top products to be purchased. Access control cards and two-way radios are at the top of the buy list, too.
TOP PURCHASES, 20031 CCTV surveillance
2 Access cards
3 Video cameras
4 Digital video storage, retrieval
5 Two-way radios
6 Electronic access control systems
7 Fire protection systems