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Call for Volunteers: Intelligent Buildings Focus Group at ASIS 2017

21 August 2017

smart building.pngWe are looking for volunteers to participate in the Intelligent Buildings focus Group Sessions at Seminar.  Intelligent building (IB) systems are increasingly used in all types of facilities to reduce resources and increase productivity through technology and business convergence. IB integrates systems that were once isolated, including life safety, lighting, and security. However, IB systems were not designed, installed, or managed from a security perspective, leaving facilities vulnerable. An ASIS Foundation funded research project will measure security practitioners’ IB knowledge and establish guidelines for educating the profession. Through the Focus Groups, we will obtain information to help inform the outcomes of this important research, which will present a range of results, including IB system vulnerabilities and best mitigation strategies.

There are 4 Focus Group meetings during Seminar and we need 4-6 individuals per session.  The sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, September 26th
  • ​Focus Group 1: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  
  • Focus Group 2: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, September 27th
  • ​Focus Group 3: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 
  • Focus Group 4: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

All participants will remain anonymous so that we can obtain candid and qualified responses.  We ask that volunteers have these qualifications:

  • Level: Executive / Director or similar
  • Role: Operate across multiple “security” groups i.e., not just be technical, rather a technical director/manager
  • External Standing: Be active on external professional bodies/groups i.e., ASIS Councils, Committees, Chapter Presidents, etc.
  • Background: Have a level of diversity in different practical sectors i.e., commenced in Police/Military, went into physical security and is now a corporate security manager
  • Qualification: Tertiary degree or higher​

Please contact Pat Hussey​ by 5 September to be considered for participation.  We thank you in advance for volunteering for this important research.