Incident Response


Brink’s Home Security Announces Name Change

Brink’s Home Security Holdings Inc. recently announced that it is changing the name of its home and business security offering to Broadview Security.

Sonitrol Provides School Security Solution For Florida Educational Center

Sonitrol recently announced that it is installing highly sophisticated access control and school security systems for the world’s largest Junior Achievement (JA) educational center -- the 59,500 square foot JA World’s Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Bridging the Gap

Albert Einstein once wrote, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." This sentiment once inspired past generations to look upon nature as a place of discovery, growth and personal development.

Researchers Looking At How RFID Can Help Reduce Shoplifting

According to Southeastern Louisiana University business professor and radio frequency identification (RFID) specialist David C. Wyld, investigators of organized retail crime are actively researching how RFID technology can be used to track the in-store whereabouts of products and reduce shoplifting incidents.

Videofied Now Available Through PSA Security Network

PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced the addition of Videofied, a product of RSI Video Technologies, to their roster of vendors.

Brink's Home Security Wins 2009 First Line Of Defense Award From NBFAA

When Deb Makowski left her home for work, she could not have foreseen the impending danger that might have quietly taken her daughter’s life. Due to wintery conditions, carbon monoxide began to fill Makowski’s home as her daughter lay resting in bed. As the emergency situation developed, neither Makowski nor her daughter were able to detect the danger in their home, but they did not need to because Brink’s Home Security did.

Workshop Covers Benefits, Requirements Of UL Listing For Central Stations

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) recently announced its offering of a comprehensive, half-day workshop on the benefits and requirements of a various Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listings for central stations.

Wireless Security System Helps Nab Apartment Burglary Suspect

After a recent break-in to a local student's apartment, burglary suspect Wisberty Cruz was apprehended by the Orlando (Fla.) Police despite attempts to evade arrest, which included burrowing through an apartment wall and changing clothes to impersonate a resident of the building



Knowledge Center Goes Live for NASCAR Pocono 500 Race

Knowledge Center™—a daily use incident and event management software application—went live in Pennsylvania's Northeast Counter-Terrorism Task Force (NE-CTTF) in May.

Hold The Door, Please

I’ve always wondered how package deliveries were kept safe and secure. At my home, when a package is delivered during the day, it’s left on the front step. No safety, no security.

Justice League

The next time you find yourself with nothing to do, why not go online and help fight border crime? The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, in collaboration with BlueServo, has deployed Virtual BorderWatch, a real-time surveillance program that allows the public to keep an eye on the U.S.-Mexico border from their home computers.

Attention in the Terminal

JetBlue Airways' new Terminal 5 accounts for 30 percent of JFK International airport's total traffic with its 26 gates, capable of handling more than 500 flights daily. Keeping a watch on an estimated 20 million passengers per year who pass through 40 ticket counters and the central security checkpoint— the largest in the United States with 20 screening lanes—was a challenge for the JetBlue security team in planning the terminal's surveillance system.

A Quantum Leap

The monitoring of fire alarm communications via phone lines, one primary line and one secondary line for backup, has been the industry standard since the mid-1980s. Although telecommunications technologies have improved significantly with the evolution of the Internet, the quality of fire alarm communications has steadily declined in recent years.

Micro Key Solutions Presents Certificate Of Appreciation

Micro Key Solutions, a provider of software solutions for the security alarm industry, honored Fidel Gonzalez, owner and president of Laredo Alarm in Laredo, Texas, with this year’s certificate of appreciation.

Alarm.com Launches iPhone App

Alarm.com, provider of wireless and Web-enabled security and monitoring technology, recently announced a free Apple iPhone app for remote home and business security monitoring -- providing on-the-go consumers with unprecedented awareness of what’s happening at their properties in real time.

Secure Investments

The retail banking sector has received negative publicity recently due to investments in risky commodities. Security directors in retail banking also can face scrutiny as they face their own potential for risk when it comes to investing in next-generation video recording technologies for branch bank locations.

Questions & Answers

Megapixel cameras provide video images with the clarity and definition that users have always wanted from their video systems. Camera provider Arecont Vision suggests that now is the time for integrators and end users to take advantage of megapixel technology.

All Hands on Deck

In 2007, the entire nation was reeling from the devastation of the Virginia Tech University shootings. As a result, Northern Illinois University decided to apply lessons learned from Virginia Tech and re-examine and fine-tune its own emergency plan. Officials hoped to be prepared but never to have to execute the plan for a similar event. Unfortunately, NIU's emergency plan was put to the test on Feb. 14, 2008, as the result of a campus shooting.

Ask the Expert

As U.S. car sales near a 27-year low, dealerships have a higher stake than ever in ensuring the safety of their inventory. Many are enhancing security procedures or developing new measures to prevent theft, deter vandalism and ensure the safety of their employees and inventory.

Touchdown!

Lambeau Field is the first outdoor football stadium built for the exclusive use of the NFL's Green Bay Packers, winners of 12 league championships. Lambeau Field was voted the No. 1 stadium in atmosphere and fan experience by a Sports Illustrated online poll in 2007.

  • Securing Entertainment Venues Securing Entertainment Venues

    One thing entertainment venues, sports stadiums and theme park officials want to accomplish is getting people back into their seats. That is happening today—but not without understanding and technology. In this episode, AJ DeRosa shares his insight on how COVID-impacted businesses are able to face safety and security issues with confidence and technology. We also discuss visitor expectations and how venue officials can ensure their space is secure as they welcome visitors back.

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  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2021

    November / December 2021

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