Network-Centric Security


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.

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.

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.”

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.

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?”

Cyveillance, Wombat Security Technologies Team Up to Educate Organizations on Social Engineering Threats

The combination of Cyveillance’s Cyber Safety Awareness Training and Wombat’s PhishGuru Testing via simulated attacks provides a unique assessment and employee education.

Keeping First Responders And Citizens Safe

Imagine that a fire breaks out as a result of a highway traffic accident, which quickly turns into a multi-car pileup with a hazmat spill. Multiple organizations, including the department of transportation, fire department, police department, and hazmat teams will all need to respond to the emergency to prevent the fire and hazardous materials from spreading, and additional casualties from resulting.

Banking on Technology in 2011

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the retail banking sector has found itself face-to-face with negative publicity and a loss in consumer confidence. However, as a new era dawns, renewed thinking is expected to take form -- both in how financial institutions diversify their detection and prevention approaches to securing people, property and assets, and through a renewed focus on customer retention and loyalty.

  • The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

    Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - May June 2022

    May / June 2022

    Featuring:

    • The Ying and Yang of Security
    • Installing Smart Systems
    • Leveraging Surveillance
    • Using Mobile Data
    • RIP Covid-19

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