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GSX 2021: Jump-Starting the Return to Normal

Last year, ASIS made the call to convert GSX 2020 into a virtual event against the backdrop of COVID-19. This year’s conference, then, marked the return of GSX as an in-person event

Take Nothing for Granted

Contemplating a topic in the industry I have not given space in the last 20 years, I seem to be in a daze. Then I received an email about Women in Security. I dialed up a couple of friends to get their take on what is a relatively new organization.

An Uninterrupted Lifeline

An Uninterrupted Lifeline

For a first responder rushing into a building emergency, losing communication with their teams inside or outside of the building can be terrifying.

Once and For All

Anyone who knows Disney at all probably remembers the movie “Fantasia,” and relating to Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” as he cast a spell on a broom to do his chores for him and make his life a little easier.

Connecting Networks

Connecting Networks

The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning dumb houses into smart homes. It is also revolutionizing access control systems for all types of commercial buildings, from small offices and retail shops to enterprise campuses and sprawling factories.

Overcoming Big Challenges

Despite the fact that the security market is changing, many businesses are configuring, installing and troubleshooting IP security cameras using laptops, even though it’s time consuming and ineffective.

The Next Normal

After the COVID-19 pandemic and safer-at-home restrictions of 2020, many homeowners and businesses are well on their way to returning to their ‘next’ normal.

Extraordinary Value

Extraordinary Value

Every technology industry is talking about the benefits of Artificial Intelligence. More than a buzzword, AI is hyped as a panacea, while at the same time, it is often misunderstood by those who might benefit from it the most.



The Time Has Come

The Time Has Come

Despite the rapid rollout of vaccines, the impact and ramifications of COVID-19 will be long felt in almost every part of the economy. Many businesses have needed to pivot and adapt quickly to new ways of working.

A Hybrid Work Environment

A Hybrid Work Environment

As companies begin to repopulate their offices with workers who have spent the last 12-15 months toiling from their overcrowded kitchen tables and other non-traditional work settings, now faced with a potentially catastrophic problem.

Drivers and Implications

Drivers and Implications

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s when scientists and mathematicians essentially wanted to see if they could make machines think like humans. Since these early notions of AI, technology has advanced at a gradual rate.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

There have been on-going discussions the past several years about how Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to modernize physical security systems and operations.

Safer Cities

Safer Cities

A lot has changed in cities around the globe in the last few years. According to the United States Census Bureau, population densities across the United States continue to shift from larger established metropolitan areas to smaller cities and into the suburbs. This is increasing the number of urban centers with sizeable populations.

Updates from the GSX 2021 Show Floor: Day 2

As I mentioned yesterday, GSX 2021 is my first foray into the world of security conferences and trade shows. And if Day 1 was the day I succeeded in not drowning, Day 2 was the day I managed to tread water and even swim a little bit.

Live From GSX: Day 2

Live From GSX 2021 is back for Day 2 of this year’s conference in Orlando, Fla., bringing the action straight to your screen. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @SecurToday for updates throughout the day.

Enhanced visitor management for a post-COVID world

Smarter and Stronger

In the past year and a half, the Coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a continuing challenge for the security industry as well as the workplace in general.

The Humorous Side to GSX

The Humorous Side to GSX

An upside to attending GSX this year there were some humorous observations.

GSX 2021: An Outsider’s Perspective

I’ve been the senior editor for Campus Security & Life Safety for a little under eight months. I don’t have much (read: any) previous security experience; my background is in journalism.

Live from GSX: Day 1

We’re Live From GSX 2021! The biggest names in the security industry are gathered in Orlando, Fla., and Security Today is here to keep you updated! Be sure to follow us on Twitter at SecEditors, SecurToday and CampusSecur for the latest updates!

An Odd Year for Tradeshows

An Odd Year for Tradeshows

Hoping there is a bit more action at GSX today considering the experience from the first day of this tradeshow yesterday.

The Science of Sherlock

The Science of Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is known the world over for his amazing use of, induction, deduction, forensic science, elementary observation, and logic to successfully investigate and crack crime cases.

Report: Majority of Organizations Uncertain They Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

Report: Majority of Organizations Uncertain They Can Recover from a Ransomware Attack

The Dell Technologies 2021 Global Data Protection Index (GDPI) findings reveal organizations are facing several data protection challenges driven by the constant threat of ransomware and the consumption of emerging technologies such as cloud-native applications, Kubernetes containers and artificial intelligence.

Can’t-Miss Sessions from GSX 2021

Can’t-Miss Sessions from GSX 2021

Here at Security Today, we’re in the thick of getting ready for our big trip to Orlando, Fla., for GSX 2021. There’s so much to do and see that the sheer number of options might seem overwhelming..

Live From GSX 2021: Pre-Show Update

GSX 2021 in Orlando, Fla., kicks off on Monday, and Security Today is here to bring the show floor experience straight to your living room.

We Have Arrived

We Have Arrived

Earlier this year, July, ISC West was an abbreviated tradeshow but seemed to be quite successful in terms of visitors, exhibitors and a trove of new products. We have landed in Orlando and looking forward to more of the same

HID Global Expands Physical Access Control Credential Choice with Industry’s Most Feature-Rich MIFARE® DESFire® Product-Based Credential

Users of secure credential technologies increasingly want more choices so they can meet the specific needs of a growing variety of applications.

Report: US Video Surveillance Market to Surpass $21.8 Billion by 2026

Report: US Video Surveillance Market to Surpass $21.8 Billion by 2026

The United States video surveillance system market was valued at $10.99 billion in 2020, and it is expected to reach $21.86 billion by 2026, registering a CAGR of 12.2% during the period of 2021-2026.

ASSA ABLOY to Showcase Solutions for Creating Safe, Healthy Spaces at GSX 2021

ASSA ABLOY’s presence at the 2021 Global Security Exchange (GSX) will focus on helping attendees identify opportunities to improve the safety, security and health of their facilities. Visit Booth #1353 to see the latest innovations in comprehensive door security and access control.

Alcala Tasked with Growing Farpointe Data's North American Sales

Farpointe Data has announced that long time employee Francisco Alcala has been promoted to sales manager North America.

  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

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