Incident Response

The Power of PoE

With an explosive demand for security monitoring worldwide, cameras are appearing in every conceivable location. The challenge is how to support this rapidly growing infrastructure with affordable and flexible real-world solutions. The adoption of PoE offers new opportunities for the design of products directly powered over Ethernet lines, drastically reducing overall installation and maintenance costs.

A Global Shift

If you don’t think the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, continues to have strong repercussions throughout the world, then you haven’t traveled much in the last six years. Security is still the word du jour—perhaps even more so as time goes on. Transportation venues continue to protect themselves from terrorist threats.

Guarding the Games

Construction sites are fiercely regulated environments in the United Kingdom, under a program called the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. At these sites, CSCS accreditation is tied to employee biometric details. At many construction sites, only workers with a CSCS card can be employed. The Olympic venues in London fall into this group.

An IP World

Video management systems have evolved considerably since the analog tape-based VCRs that were prevalent nearly 10 years ago. Then, analog CCTV cameras with coaxial cable typically were connected to a multiplexer so multiple video images could be displayed on a video monitor simultaneously. These signals then were recorded for review and archiving.

Intelligent Video Solution Helping To Reduce False Alarms

Arteco has announced an enhanced “Pop-Up” feature to its remote software ARTECO-LOGIC. When activated, the feature only displays video streams from cameras where security violations are taking place in real-time.

Playing It Straight

In the hit movie “Ocean’s 11,” Daniel Ocean and his crew succeed in robbing $160 million from the Bellagio casino. Ocean’s crew carries out that task by using a wide range of swindling skills and top-notch technological capabilities, not the least of which involves breaking into the casino’s video surveillance system. In the movie, the crew’s computer wiz physically taps into the system from the casino’s own server room.

A Boost at the Border

Mention border security, and you might imagine the intersection of two countries, or perhaps the border separating government facilities from private land. But border security also can be defined as perimeter security, which expands the concept to encompass walls, fences, roads and other perimeters around businesses, schools, prisons, utilities, research facilities, and other properties and buildings.

Not Just a Game

Whenever a casino looks at video analytics, the discussion often leads down the path of far-fetched concepts and applications for catching and tracking cheats.

Catching Up

From retail and manufacturing to healthcare and government, security departments and staff for decades have looked to security industry experts for new technology and services to improve operations and the bottom line. To that end, remote services provided by electronic security alarm providers that augment local security staff have become a frequent customer request.

Home Security SOS

Monitored security is a $30 billion industry with approximately 24 percent household penetration and consistent year-over-year revenue growth.

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Sun, Surf & Surveillance

Stretching several miles, Mission Beach, Calif., is the most popular beach area in San Diego, and it draws large crowds during the summer. Various shops, restaurants and beach rental outfits line its narrow boardwalk. Mission Beach offers limitless opportunities for sunbathing, surfing, bicycling, skateboarding and other outdoor activities. Despite the beach area’s idyllic landscape, last year San Diego Public Safety recorded the largest number of violent crimes ever.

On the Brink

Think about it. Two decades ago, cell phones were the size of bricks and could barely receive phone calls; today, they are wafer-thin and offer Internet access. Traveling to unknown destinations required detailed instructions scribbled on a notepad; today a car’s navigation system will direct the driver while the kids watch a DVD in the back seat.

Sound the Alarm

If you pick up any local employment guide, you cannot avoid seeing the many call centers with ads that read, “Customer service representatives wanted—immediate hire.” Why are these call centers continuously struggling with hiring and turnover?

The Business of Knowing

You’ve all seen that guy in the hallway: that unfamiliar face. “He must be the new guy.” “He must be here for a meeting.” “Isn’t he Jane’s husband?” “He probably works for facility management.” In too many cases, employee simply do not know who or why that person is wandering around the premises

Corrective Action

Correctional facility infrastructures are aging, inmate populations in the United States are increasing, and the cost of operating jails and prisons is growing twice as fast. Correctional facility officials know these facts all too well.

Playing for Keeps

Everyone in the security industry who has visited a casino has probably marveled at the level of preparation and care it must take to safeguard a gaming facility.

Verizon Business to Help Businesses Leverage VoIP

Organizations of all sizes will get even more from their IP networks by adding new IP Trunking capabilities unveiled recently by Verizon Business.

Meeting the Mandates

The Department of Homeland Security’s publication of chemical facilities anti-terrorism (CFAT) standards has many chemical and petrochemical companies scrambling to develop security plans for their high-risk facilities. The continued post-9/11 threat of terrorism dictates urgency, and the DHS put teeth in the CFAT rules.

Out With the Old

In Cincinnati, when you say “school’s out,” it has a whole different meaning. That’s because all 65 schools in the Cincinnati Public School District—encompassing preschool through grade 12—are part of a massive, $1 billion facilities master plan that will completely change the face of the city’s educational infrastructure.


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New Products

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3