Incident Response


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.

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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.

Telcel, GE Security and Numerex Collaborate to Expand Wireless Security Monitoring

Mexico's largest mobile phone carrier to use GE Security's alarm monitoring panel and Numerex's Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology under Telcel brand.

Research: Remote Video Monitoring, Surveillance Vying For Share Of Low-End Market

At the lower end of the video surveillance market, home and small business owners have traditionally installed analog cameras and DVRs to cover their security needs. However, remote video monitoring and surveillance (RVMaS) solutions are now vying for a share of this market.

ADT Provides Security At North Carolina Domestic Violence Resource Center

ADT Security Services recently announced sponsorship of Interact in Raleigh, N.C. -- a private, non-profit United Way agency providing safety, support and awareness to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Aldelo Partners with Odyssey Technologies

Aldelo Systems Inc., a provider of restaurant POS software solutions for the hospitality industry, has partnered with Odyssey Technologies, Inc. hardware and its Remote Eyes software for enhanced digital video management.

MoMA Modernizes Network Infrastructure

MoMA Embraces New Internet Applications and Improves Threat Protection with PA-2000 Series Next-Generation Firewalls



Texas A&M Implements Integrated Emergency Notification System

AtHoc's IWSAlerts software will enable Texas A&M University to send out emergency alerts to its campus population through multiple devices, including campus computers, via pop up alerts, Emergency Alert System radio broadcasts, cable TV, telephones, mass e-mails and SMS text messages, from a single Web-based console.

Stanley CSS to Mainstream Sonitrol Audio Verification

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. has plans to collaborate with its Sonitrol franchise partners in mainstreaming Sonitrol Audio Verification.

Panasonic's Virtual Site Manager Integrates Video, POS To Monitor Remote Retail Sites

Managing remote locations of a retail business can be a challenge, and Panasonic System Solutions Company provides a dynamic solution with its Virtual Site Manager (VSM), a powerful multi-faceted business tool offering end-to-end, seamless integration of video surveillance and point-of-sale (POS) systems that enable comprehensive management and control capabilities.

Pivot3 Wins Best In Show At SIA’s New Product Showcase

Pivot3 won SIA’s Best in Show Award at the 2009 New Product Showcase for its Serverless Computer storage solution at ISC West. Pivot3 provides clustered architecture that delivers large-scale, high-bandwidth storage using off-the-shelf hardware components combined with specialized software.

Extended Outlook

The Long Beach, Calif., police department turned to high-tech "eyes in the sky" to monitor and protect public access areas.

To Serve and Protect

Monitronics Debuts Alarm.com Solutions

Monitronics is set to debut the full range of Alarm.com video monitoring services at ISC West. Alarm.com gives dealers the opportunity to offer Internet-enabled video monitoring services -- keeping customers in real-time contact with what's happening in their homes or businesses.

Enrolling a Solution

At Chapman University, officials are creating a system of digital security cameras to take advantage of a fiber-optic network that serves the 76-acre tree-lined university campus in Orange, Calif.

IndigoVision Uses Remote Monitoring To Help Protect Sites

IndigoVision, a manufacturer of IP video security solutions has partnered with 655 Limited to provide its UK customers with a remote video monitoring facility. 655’s purpose built facility is both a BS 5979 approved Alarm Receiving Center (ARC) and a BS 8418 approved Remote Video Response Center.

Bosch Detector Helps Catch Intruder At Missouri Community Center

Bosch Security Systems Inc., a manufacturer of security solutions, recently announced that its DS9380 Series Ceiling Mount Detector recently helped customer Jade Alarm Co. and the local authorities apprehend an intruder at the Whatsoever Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

All Eyes on the Border

Spread throughout the United States are 325 ports of entry that require surveillance and protection. Every year, Customs and Border Protection processes nearly a half billion people, along with 130 million vehicles and another 20 million cargo containers. Based on a five-year plan developed by CBP, the organization is working with federal, state, local, tribal and other entities to secure borders.

Out of Sight

Out of sight never means “out of mind” for security professionals. But how do you provide security at remote locations without deploying foot patrols 24/7 or burying fiber to extend surveillance reach? Many organizations tasked with ensuring public safety and securing critical infrastructure are increasingly turning to wireless security and surveillance to cover remote areas without breaking the bank.

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New Products

  • 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

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

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