Security Systems News

JUL 2018

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www.securitysystemsnews.com J U l Y 2018 SECURITY SYSTEMS NEWS news 6 Jarod Stockdale Director, security consulting and design, NV5 Hollywood, Fla. Cloud Conference www.ssncloudplus.com Register now with the early bird discount! September 5-6, 2018 Delray Beach Marriott Florida View the full program and register online: Sponsored by: BRONZE BASIC You'll benefi t from sessions like these: • Can cloud solve the data problem? • How the cloud enables the dream of AI • Finance and the future for cloud and security • How cloud can help integrators Sponsorships available! Contact: Rick Rector, Publisher • Security Systems News • rrector@securitysystemsnews.com Attend the ONLY cloud-specifi c conference in the industry to learn how to leverage cloud-based solutions for greater savings and ROI. Expires August 6, 2018 Education Networking Exhibits Cloud is changing security. Specifically Speaking that my team provides designs for. Our largest markets have been in the gaming/hospital- ity sector, K-12 education, and large retail venues (shopping malls). In these sectors, a typi- cal design will include a fully integrated platform that includes CCTV, access, intrusion, emer- gency call, parking controls, and potentially other subsystems. One of the benefits of working with a large firm such as NV5 is that we have certified experts that can address just about any- thing that comes up in the pro- cess. Our security team regularly engages complimentary teams in electrical, fire, and other disci- plines in coordinating security design. Our ability to leverage internal resources in mechanical, electrical systems, lighting, and others for support, are a distinct advantage over a single service designer. Our technology experts assist with network and audiovi- sual coordination on many large projects. Our flexibility, coordi- nation effort, and adaptability are part of our unique advantage. During the last 50-plus years we have been deeply involved in the design of nearly every major project and property in Las Vegas and expanded those services into other markets around the coun- try and globally to major markets like Macau and Dubai. How did you get started in security and designing/specify- ing? For me it was a natural pro- gression of my career in the security industry. I started in this business as a technician and learned everything I could about every system and device I could get my hands on. I moved into project management and sales support for a few years, and then into corporate security manage- ment and investigations. In that role especially, I became more focused on learning the technol- ogy and understanding specifica- tions. Becoming deeply involved and familiar with specifications and planning allowed me to bet- ter maximize budget efficiencies and capability of systems. As an end user with high pur- chasing volume, I was able to help drive development of tech- nology that was important to our business needs. I followed that experience moving into design and specification as a venue to become more involved in the specification process. —Paul Ragusa Specifically Speaking features Q-and- A with a different security consultant every month. Consultants are provided to Security Systems News by Security- Specifiers. What's your role at the company? NV5 is a dynamic engineering and consulting firm. We offer a wide variety of services from environmental and civil engi- neering, to mechanical, electri- cal, plumbing, fire, and technol- ogy design. My role as a director in the Buildings, Technology, and Sciences (BTS) division of the company is to help lead the future of our business. It is my passion to develop strategies and protocols that allow for a better integration of technologies that make services more effective and more efficient. My direct respon- sibility is to educate, advocate, and help our clients design the security solutions that meet their short-term needs, and long-term goals. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? We have a variety of systems

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