Network-Centric Security


Coming of Age

Wireless transmission for security is often used in outdoor settings where there is not existing wired infrastructure, or where it’s cost-prohibitive or impractical to implement wired solutions. Wireless networks also are ideal for temporary installations such as special events, fairs or rallies, as well as longer-term installations, such as construction sites.

Load-Balancing Security

Global enterprises and large, multi-site hospitals, universities and government agencies are increasingly facing a common challenge: how to bring all of their disparate buildings into an easy-to-manage enterprise security system. Most multi-site organizations have a variety of sites that range in size from small branch offices to large, multi-building campuses.

IQinVision Megapixel Cameras Help Protect Denmark College Residential Complex

IQinVision recently announced that Sonderborg Kollegierne, a dormitory campus in Denmark, has initially installed approximately 75 IQeye indoor and outdoor HD megapixel cameras to provide enhanced security for the students in residence. Necom is the integrator for this ongoing project.

Companies Announce PSIA Product Plans

Standards for the physical security industry took an important step forward at ISC West with the successful demonstration of interoperable products from Honeywell, UTC, Tyco, Hikvision, Arecont Vision, IQinVision and ObjectVideo.

UK Hospital Deploys DVTel Video Management System

DVTel Inc. recently announced that the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, has selected DVTel from among eight video management software providers as the central platform for a newly-upgraded IP video management system.

VidSys, Quantum Secure Technology Selected For World Trade Center’s Site-Wide Operations Coordination Center

VidSys and Quantum Secure recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has selected the companies’ PSIM and Physical Identity and Access Management (PIAM) technologies, respectively, to manage the complex security operations of the new World Trade Center in New York City.

For a More-Secure Password, Watch How You Type

A group of researchers at the American University in Beirut have come up with an unusual biometric that could be used as for that second factor: your typing pattern.

Ed Strong

A Conversation With Ed Strong

Western Digital released a 3 terabyte AV hard drive May 16 aimed at storing video from surveillance systems. We sat down with WD’s marketing director, Ed Strong, to learn more about the new product.



China’s Tianjin Metro To Implement IP Video Security, Analytics

NICE Systems Ltd. recently announced that China’s Tianjin Metro will be implementing NiceVision’s IP video security solution with video analytics to enhance the safety and security of 23 stations along its Line 2 route.

A Smashing Success

Unless you’ve been here, there’s nothing like IFSEC. Organizers bill it as the world’s largest security show. Days two and three proved it for me. The exhibition hall was packed with security professionals.

Axis Introduces Camera Based On Lightfinder Technology

Axis Communications introduces a fixed network camera based on Axis’ Lightfinder technology.

Survey Reports Rise In European Security Spending

End users in Europe are reported a 3 percent in budgets for video surveillance systems while budgets for access control and security systems integration will jump about 2 percent over the next year.

Great Britain Under Security

For a third time, I’ve been given the opportunity to take a look at security from the British point of view. I will be attending IFSEC next week, joining our sales representative Sam Baird for a unique flavor of security.

Sophos to Acquire Astaro

The acquisition will enable the company to meet demands for complete, layered security protection.

Colorado City Uses NVMS To Protect Courts, Jail

DVTel Inc. recently announced that the city of Aurora (Colorado) Municipal Justice Center successfully deployed the DVTel Latitude Network Video Management System (NVMS) solution, significantly improving the safety and security of the city’s court and jail complex.

Streamlining Security

With increasing concern for employee safety, and for data and asset theft, organizations recognize the need to develop a more comprehensive approach to protecting and managing their resources -- equipment, inventory, buildings, data and people. Although a simple concept, the reality of securing an organization is quite complex.

What Integrators Look For

In today’s innovative surveillance camera market, dealers might be overwhelmed by the many choices. It may be confusing to determine which product is best for a specific installation with all the options available from different manufacturers -- many of which have seemingly similar data sheet specs. Because of this, manufacturer research and development departments need to ask themselves, “What are dealers and integrators really looking for?”

A Conversation with Bill Taylor

Video cameras are better than ever, and the newer surveillance systems have vastly improved functionality. One of the suppliers leading product improvements in the video arena is Panasonic, which offers IP addressable, analog and hybrid video systems for the surveillance industry. We spoke with Bill Taylor, president, Panasonic System Networks Company of America, about changes and enhancements users and integrators are seeing in the latest video cameras.

Getting the Network Ready

Basic CCTV monitoring consists of video cameras transmitting a signal to a specific place -- though not as openly as with broadcast television signals -- where the images appear on a set of monitors. With fears of terrorism and crime growing in the 1990s and 2000s, private and business use of CCTV surveillance has rapidly taken off and evolved.

Sound Security

The Musical Instrument Museum opened in April of 2010 in a brandnew, 190,000-square-foot building in the north part of Phoenix. The space houses more than 10,000 artifacts from around the globe, making good on the museum’s mission of inviting the public “to explore and experience the rich diversity of the world’s music and musical instruments.”

Featured

  • Survey: Less Than Half of IT Leaders are Confident in their IoT Security Plans

    Viakoo recently released findings from its 2024 IoT Security Crisis: By the Numbers. The survey uncovers insights from IT and security executives, exposes a dramatic surge in enterprise IoT security risks, and highlights a critical missing piece in the IoT security technology stack. The clarion call is clear: IT leaders urgently need to secure their IoT infrastructure one application at a time in an automated and expeditious fashion. Read Now

  • ASIS International and SIA Release “Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”

    ASIS International and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the leading security associations for the security industry – have released ”Complexities in the Global Security Market: 2024 Through 2026”, a new research report that provides insights into the equipment, technologies, and employment of the global security industry, including regional market breakouts. SIA and ASIS partnered with global analytics and advisory firm Omdia to complete the research. Read Now

  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

Whitepapers

New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3