My approach to Physical Security started in the early 2000’s installing video surveillance for casinos and hotels. At first it was providing the computers, UPS, and other products for surveillance rooms and data centers with all the cameras connected via Coax cable. This was also the time of multiple VHS tape decks recording the video.
Then I was introduced to transitional technology such as convertor allowing the camera coax signal to be digitized and sent over computer networks relieving the need for a separate infrastructure of coax cabling. Around the same time, I was introduced to digital conversion and storage of which eliminated the need for the VHS tape recorders.
Shortly after this I started working with Cisco’s Workplace resources group on smart building technologies. The idea of allowing the control and monitoring of building systems across the network was intriguing. I expanded this to security systems as well.
I incorporated what I knew into projects and then through a referral from Cisco, I was introduced to a gentleman who did physical security for large estates and yachts. He was mainly the physical side and not the technology, so it was a good match. As part of this partnership, we created some good demos and completed several projects. One of the specialties was Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and EMP (NBCE) shelters. I learned a lot working on these projects including detailed project management on a lot of complicated products.
Our projects included a demo house & car security for media promotional purposes. The product demos were featured on CNN, CNBC, WSJ, and others channels including programs such as CNN’s “Dangerously Rich Billionaire Super Security 2012” and marketing video posted on YouTube video called “Ultimate Car Security”
My clients are family offices and HNWI’s who build and manage large estates and yachts. The detail in working with the product and the care in the interactions with the clients made this part of the work challenging and enjoyable.