Incident Response


Midnight Madness on the Metro

Even the most vigilant commuter can’t thwart an unprovoked, violent attack from a deranged person.

Westec Intelligent Surveillance Receives Growth Funding

Remote video monitoring company Westec Intelligent Surveillance announced this week an additional $20 million in equity funding.

Study: Residential Burglar Alarms Reduce Crime

A comprehensive study of five years of statistics by researchers at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) in Newark found that residential burglar alarm systems decrease crime. While other studies have concluded that most burglars avoid alarm systems, this is the first study to focus on alarm systems while scientifically ruling out other factors that could have impacted the crime rate.

Report: Monitoring Revenue Will Help Home Security Market During Recession

Monitoring revenues are still the financial bedrock of the U.S. security industry, constituting 75 percent of all revenue, according to Home Systems: Home Security Update, which reports monitoring will cushion this market during the recession.

Many Faces of Video

As global economies struggle, theft and crime tend to increase.

Have a Heart

It’s heart wrenching to put a beloved pet to sleep.

Monitronics Launches New Consumer Web Site

Monitronics recently announced the launch of its new customer-account interface, MyMonitronics, aimed at bolstering the company’s online service offerings.

ASIS Foundation Releases Report On Security For Tall Buildings

As tall buildings, including high-rises, become more common, the security and the safety of their occupants merit attention. According to a new Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) Report, tall buildings are exposed to all the normal security risks -- crime, disorder and emergencies -- that threaten any street-level or campus-style building.



CSAA Renews The Protection Bureau’s Five Diamond Certification

The Protection Bureau recently announced that The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) has renewed the company’s Five Diamond Certification.

Sonitrol Pacific Tacoma Named Company Of The Year By Local Sheriff’s Department

Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers in Washington state named Sonitrol Pacific Tacoma its Company of the Year in recognition of the company’s commitment to crime prevention during a dinner ceremony December 28.

Bottoms Up

The U.S. water supply is generally considered among the best and safest in the world. However, many water and security experts agree that it offers an attractive target for terrorists, and that threats could come from either contamination or from disruption of the distribution system.

Intelligent Integration

Modern security networks are a complex collection of thermal cameras, CCTV cameras, fence sensors, video management devices and myriad other technologies.

Alarm Transmission Thwarts Burglary Attempt

AES Corp. received confirmation recently that their AES-IntelliNet MultiNet long-range mesh alarm communications system foiled a jewel heist attempt in Hemet, Calif.

3VR Announces Integration With Digital Monitoring Products

3VR Security Inc. recently announced a new integration between the company’s intelligent video management platform and intrusion and access control solutions from Digital Monitoring Products (DMP).

Alarm.com Launches Remote Video Monitoring Solution

Alarm.com, a provider of wireless and Web-enabled security and monitoring technology for residential and light commercial customers, recently announced the launch of Alarm.com Video, its new remote video monitoring solution.

Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Adopts Alarm Ordinance

Recognizing the need to reduce requests for police response to baseless alarm activations, Glen Mowrey of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) appeared before the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) to discuss initiatives begun by several states to manage and reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations. CPCA then tasked their Private Security Committee to develop an overall approach to alarm management and to create the model ordinance.

Into the Ethernet

Over the past several years, much attention has been paid to the development and deployment of IP-based video surveillance systems. However, the rate of adoption has been slowed in part by the heavy bandwidth consumption of video streams and their resulting adverse impact on the network.

Natural Selection

Video surveillance over IP is the next step in the evolution of CCTV technology. It’s time to enter the era of networked video -- one in which video surveillance and, eventually, the entire security management system are going IP.

A Big Score

The city of Arlington, Texas, is sandwiched between Fort Worth and Dallas, where entertainment is stacked between historical sites and bustling industries, making it a popular destination. As the city grows and foot traffic increases, the Arlington Police Department is constantly looking to improve public safety.

Correction -- Stanley-HSM

In the September issue of Security Products magazine, the booth number for Stanley-HSM at ASIS 2008 was listed incorrectly in the Monitoring supplement. The correct both number is 3111. Security Products regrets the error.

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