As companies grow, security becomes both a bigger challenge and a more urgent concern. Companies typically add new security systems as they grow, often resulting in an assortment of disparate systems that lack centralized management. During the recession, many companies opted to acquire existing facilities instead of building new ones, and those facilities often came with legacy security systems. Administering multiple systems is labor-intensive, and incompatible systems present higher risks as well as additional costs. Eventually it becomes evident that all these diverse technologies should be tied together into a unified system – which is an incredibly daunting task. However, streamlining systems and honing efficiencies are critical steps to effective security management enterprise-wide.