“It’s really just a matter of time before most companies consider convergence,” writes Security Magazine reporter Diane Ritchey.
But, she continues, before any enterprise can realize the potential gains – like cost savings and efficiency – it must sort out any power struggles and turf wars that likely can result between the physical security and IT departments. Because the modern design of IP networks means that they can encompass business critical system alongside security video and other security systems that enable physical access to a building.
In State of Converged Security, Force 3’s senior director of security Greg Kushto discusses the outlook for convergence at organizations nationwide.
“Convergence depends on your industry, but the smaller your enterprise, the faster it happens,” Kushto says. “But convergence makes sense because it can save so much money having one network that handles your security cameras, key card readers, fax machines, etc.”
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