Dear Reader,

What do you need to succeed in our industry?

The answer depends on who you ask. Some technology providers state that the basis of the best working systems are innovative and solid products. Others praise their integrated solutions and say that they do not want to be recognized as product companies, but prefer to be called solution providers. Partnerships are probably the next level. When you talk to members of the security industry you sometimes get the impression that nobody wants to sell something, but everybody wants to partner. Customer events are now called partner events. Vendor relationships are handled by partner managers and the search for web shops may lead to partner platforms.

Where is the truth?
I think it is up to you to judge what you need and what philosophy fits best to your requirements. As often the truth is somewhere in the middle. Yes, products are the basis of any system. Yes, fantastic products do not help you at all if they are isolated without a proper integration and yes, the best solution will not work for a long time if your industry partner does not give you the right level of support and updates the system. That is why we want to cover all aspects and report about products, solutions and partnerships.   

We do support product innovation with GIT SECURITY AWARD. The award is going into the next round now. If you have a look at the great selection of products our jury has chosen for you on page 20 following, you will recognize that it is a tough decision to choose one product in each category. The voting tool is ready on so please take some time and make your choice.

As always, we do not only inform you on technology and products, but also about the background of the companies that act in our industry. The interviews with industry leaders from Grundig Security, Salto, and e-shelter Security explain their strategies and provide you with information you may want to consider in future partnerships.

Are you looking for solutions? We can help. Genetec’s solution for Chicago Police is only one of the many topstories we publish on covering innovative solutions for fire protection, security and safety.

This year's Ifsec will take place at 18-20 June at Excel London, and the event promises to bring over 27,000 visitors together with over than 500 exhibitors, showcasing more than 10,000 security products. If you want to prepare for a visit to Ifsec, maybe you should start with our show preview. To keep you updated we will let you know what will happen at IFSEC on our website.

Best regards

Heiko Baumgartner for GIT's safety and security team




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