Derek Ommert

Derek Ommert, PSP

Protus3 Uncategorized

Vice President
Security Professional Since 2000

Place of Birth: Maryland

Education and Experience: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management from Waynesburg University. Two sport NCAA scholar athlete, football and golf

Certifications: Physical Security Professional (PSP) – ASIS International

Personal Interests: I’m the father of four wonderful and very active boys. When I’m not coaching or watching their sports and other activities, our family of six spends as much time outdoors as possible. We enjoy riding bikes, hiking, camping, family walks and getting to the pool, lake or beach as much as possible.

What do you enjoy most about your role in security? Prior to joining Protus3, I had the privilege of experiencing the security industry in a few different capacities working for both regional and global organizations. My background as an electronic security integrator, as an electronic/mechanical hardware manufacturer, and as an OEM software manufacturer offer me a diverse set of experiences that I am able to leverage as a security consultant. Each customer and each vertical have their own unique set of challenges. I enjoy interacting with the stakeholders of an end user customer from concept to completion by assessing their current state, understanding their end security solution goal, assisting with the design and ultimately watching the final result come to fruition.

What do you see as a future, emerging trend in security? During my tenure within the industry, the basic philosophies of security haven’t changed - secure the asset by deterring, detecting and utilizing layers of security. Technology has greatly advanced the way people, places and property are protected. The only constant about technology is that it’s ever evolving. The trends of mobile, cloud, AI, frictionless, touchless and biometrics have grown in popularity. Any opportunity for greater efficiency, more automation and tighter integrations between platforms will be an emerging trend. The interoperability between access control, surveillance, elevator control, parking systems, fire, visitor management, mass notification, HVAC, building controls, lighting and the many other disparate systems currently operating independently, will provide more of an “intelligent” building approach. The increasing capabilities of PoE may potentially modify how devices and even total buildings are powered. This could lead to lower upfront and operating costs in addition to capturing data for so many uses cases. One thing is certain, the landscape of security and technology will be drastically different 20 years from now then when I first entered the industry. The possibilities are endless and exciting.

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Protus3 specializes in security system design, security consulting, corporate investigations and other investigative services. Partner with Protus3 and we will examine each situation to identify threats and develop solutions for your best outcome.

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