VP, Advanced Technology Services
Matt Powers is Vice President for Advanced Technology Services at Anixter. He brings with him over 14 years of management and technical experience in the physical security industry. Matt is a current elected member of the ASIS Physical Security Council for 2014–2015, with a special focus in ASIS’ education, international and physical security system design subcommittees.
In 2010, Matt was elected into the Technical Services Committee of ONVIF, making Anixter the only nonmanufacturer representative to serve on an ONVIF committee. ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. In his committee role, Matt’s objective was to be the voice of Anixter’s customers, both end-users and integrators, within the standards community. During his time with ONVIF, he assisted in the development of many physical security interoperability standards such as ONVIF Profiles S (video streaming), C (IP-based access control) and G (edge video storage). Matt also introduced the Profile concept to the ONVIF standards committee. Profiles is based on a concept of making it easier for security practitioners to understand the benefits of ONVIF conformant devices and how various conformant devices interoperate with each other.
Matt has worked with integrators and their end users globally on many complex physical security applications ranging from citywide security, education, retail, critical infrastructure and enterprise. He was also responsible for leading Anixter’s physical security-focused testing at the Anixter Infrastructure Solutions Lab to help customers make informed purchasing decisions. In this role he also interfaced with other standards organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to provide input on the development of their UL 2802 standard focused on performance testing of camera image quality.