John Carter

John Carter

President/Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder


John is a former NASA engineer, security industry veteran and system architect for solutions spanning federal and commercial applications. After NASA, he joined the physical security industry as an engineering director responsible for the development of technology for federal government, airports, health care, universities and corporate facilities.

Carter spent 5 years serving on the SIA Board of Directors, chairing the Government Advisory Group and serving as a member of the SIA Executive Committee. Following 9/11, he participated in federal “Go Teams” to establish new guidelines and define new technologies for federal security. ReconaSense is based on John’s seventh generation of access control technology and is architected to dominate the future of physical security.


Enhancing Situational Awareness and Managing Risks: The Importance of Risk Assessment and Automated Procedures for Physical Security in Government Agencies

Wednesday, May 17th

Risk management is a vital aspect of government operations as it helps to ensure the safety and security of both employees and the public. One of the key components of risk management is increasing situational awareness through risk assessment and automated procedures for physical security. This session will cover how risk assessments assist with identifying and evaluating potential hazards and threats that could impact an agency’s operations, including natural disasters, cyberattacks and physical security breaches. By identifying these risks in advance, agencies can take steps to mitigate or prevent them from happening. Automated procedures for physical security, such as security cameras and access control systems, also enhance the agency’s ability to detect and respond to potential security breaches in real time, increasing situational awareness.