I want to be an expert in the security and biometrics field.

by Rahman
(Lagos,Nigeria)

Question:


I want to be an expert in the security and biometrics field...How can i go about it??

Answer:

Hi Rahman,

Thank you for your question.

Here are my thoughts. First of all I think that someone who just gets out there and learns all the practical applications that they can will be years ahead of those who just read about it in books. I am not saying the education is not important. I am just saying when you can apply real world experience that there is a high value in that.

I would also ask what your goals are. Do you just want to be a sales person? Or do you want to dig in deeper and have your own business at some point. Maybe you want to be a high paid system security camera systems designer? I am not sure.

I would say something that would help you if you are the math and smart guy type of person an degree in electrical engineering couldn't hurt. Then make sure you have a focus on video and communications as a part of your degree. Especially as it relates to ethernet, networks, and software as well.

Again you do not have to have that to be an expert.

The main thing you can do is start learning all you can about the industry and find where there are some problem areas or gaps where there are real needs that users of security systems have.

Once you identify that problem you can go about solving it. You can find engineers and others that you can enlist to assist you in coming up with an innovative solution.

There are many ways to go about this and most will not cost you much money to accomplish it.

The main thing is to be an expert it takes time. I don't know if you have heard of the 10,000 hours philosophy. Basically if you will spend 10,000 hours on any one area that you will become the expert in whatever that topic is without question.

I hope that gives you somethings to think about and will help in making the decision in which direction you want to go.

Sincerely,

Peter Brissette
Security Camera Expert
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