Incident Response

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.

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.

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.

The Human Factor

The digital revolution is transforming the nation’s culture and clearly altering the way people communicate with each other. Nowhere is technology’s power more visibly demonstrated than with training. Factor in digital training that educates, empowers and connects the vital security officer sector, and you have a game plan for success.

Producing an Advantage

Have you ever looked at a surveillance image and wondered why the image quality is so poor when compared with the clear, detail-packed images captured by consumer digital cameras or even the newest cell phones?

Whoa! Nellie

Say you have some pasture land and a few horses. Chances are you won’t install a security system to ensure their safety and security. However, Stonestreet Farm isn’t your run-of-the-mill horse ranch. It’s a thoroughbred horse farm that sprawls over 460 acres in the heart of the bluegrass near Lexington, Ky.


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New Products

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    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

  • Unified VMS

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  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3