Vector Intelligent Solutions Partners with D&D Daily to Present ‘LP Meet IT: Building the Real World Smart Store™…Together’

May 11, 2015

New column focuses on changing retail landscape and providing superior customer experiences

PITTSBURGH, May 11, 2015 – Vector Intelligent Solutions, the single-source provider for managed network services and physical security solutions, is pleased to partner with D&D Daily, the number one digital news source for retail loss prevention, IT security and safety executives throughout North America, to launch a new feature called “LP Meet IT: Building the Real World Smart Store™…Together.”

This new addition to the D&D Daily contains insightful information compiled from a variety of external sources to help retailers face the changing landscape of their business. Periodically, the column will also feature articles authored by Vector Intelligent Solutions thought leaders.

Topics include:

  • IT/Apps/Networks – (Networking, Applications, IT Leadership, Technology Trends, Cyber)
  • Customer Experience – (Trends, Case Studies, Statistics)
  • Omnichannel – (Online/Offline, Store of the Future, In-store and Online)
  • Products – (IP Products, Network-Enabled, Services, Cloud)

"We are pleased to partner with Gus Downing and the D&D Daily team to bring ‘LP meet IT’ to market and continue the dialogue around the Real World Smart Store," said Art Miler, Vice President of Marketing for Vector Security. "Our goal is to provide relevant, educational and interesting information that can be used to create the solutions that provide great experiences for retail shoppers." 

The column kicks off today with an article from Michael T. Grady, Vector Security Executive Vice President and 30-year industry veteran, with his insights on the Real World Smart Store.

He says shopping experiences where mirrors double as touchscreens, where customers can pay for merchandise without ever having to stand in line, and where data from devices can support operational change and employee performance are happening now.

“This isn’t something predicted to happen far into the future,” he writes. “It’s happening right here, right now…and it’s being driven by consumers looking for a consistent online and in-store experience—a true omnichannel experience.”

The article continues on to outline the customer and retailer benefits of building a Smart Store, as well as what it takes to build a network strong and secure enough to support the customer-defined applications needed.

“We’re thrilled to be partnered with Vector Intelligent Solutions and help steer this educational journey that all of us in retail are involved in,” said Gus Downing, Publisher & Editor for the D&D Daily. “With the rapid pace of change and evolution, we view this new column as an opportunity to add value and provide the retailers, our readers, with the information they need to better navigate this Omni world. As the LP and IT communities continue on this merging path and with Vector Intelligent Solutions offerings, we see this partnership as a resource center that helps retailers find the answers and solutions they need to be successful.”

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About Vector Intelligent Solutions
Under the banner of Vector Intelligent Solutions (, Vector Security and its subsidiary Industry Retail Group (IRG) come together as a single-source provider to meet the unique needs of your retail and multi-site business.

From managed broadband infrastructure and services deploying a full suite of customer-defined applications, to a concentrated focus on network and physical security, Vector Intelligent Solutions delivers it all…from a single point of contact.

About D&D Daily
The D&D Daily e-newsletter brings news, executives, vendors, jobs, executive movement, and career tips to loss prevention and safety executives every business day in their e-mail. The Daily harnesses industry information from a variety of sources and puts it together in such a way that is easy and fast to read.


About Vector Security

For more than 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. ( has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.

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