Transit authorities face security problems on an ongoing basis—everything from graffiti artists and pickpockets to precious metal theft and fuel siphoning. For years now, security experts have relied on camera installations for incident control, but too often surveillance video has been used more as a forensic tool to investigate the aftermath rather than as a practical tool to detect and possibly prevent incidents from happening.
- By Anthony Incorvati
- Jul 01, 2012
Over the past two decades, many widely known incidents have occurred that have caused the loss of life. Emergency situations, ranging from the 9/11 attacks to fires to public stampedes at sports and religious gatherings, have caused various agencies to begin to analyze the weaknesses of all types of communications systems used in venues and transportation hubs worldwide.
- By John T. Wiggins
- Jul 01, 2012
Among security professionals, thermal cameras are gaining greater acceptance than ever before for their ability to detect faint heat signatures around the clock and in conditions that would blind typical video cameras.
Milestone XProtectÂ® open platform IP video management software (VMS) has been implemented in more than 30 government judicial buildings in Costa Rica.
Ellwood Group (EGI), producer of engineered, heavy metal sections for capital specialty equipment manufacturers, has deployed more than 250 IQeye HD megapixel cameras to monitor and improve manufacturing processes and meet security needs.
Monitronics International, an alarm monitoring company, won two Bronze Stevie Awards in the Marketing Campaign of the Year- Business Services category at the 10th Annual American Business Awards.
What hasn’t already been said— numerous times—about the supposed imminent demise of the U.S. hardwire public switched telephone system and new fire alarm communications technologies?
- By Stacy Deveraux
- Jun 01, 2012
Many of today’s growth-oriented businesses aim to extend operations to other states and countries after solidifying success in existing markets, and this trend will only continue to accelerate.
- By Renae Leary
- Jun 01, 2012
SENTRI, an advanced technology gunshot detection system, has cut gang violence in heavy crime areas in cities like Chicago and Richmond, Calif.
Parkchester South Condominiums, located in Bronx, N.Y, is now using OnSSI Ocularis video and software security to keep its residents secure.
ASIS International (ASIS), an association dedicated to increasing security professionals' productivity, has released its latest ANSI standard, The Security Management Standard: Physical Asset Protection.
The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, which works to improve Port Fourchon's security and emergency response preparedness, has implemented BRS Labs' advanced video analytics application to work with its existing video surveillance system.
Brivo Systems, a provider of cloud applications for security management, has a developed a software integration for ClubReady's health club management services so its health club customers can access their facilities 24 hours a day.
Panasonic has unveiled its new WVTW310 Wearable Video Camera System, designed for law enforcement officers. The camera provides public safety agencies with a comprehensive system that captures and stores tamper-proof audio/video evidence.
Seattle Public Utilities has implemented Cyberlock's electronic locks and programmable keys to track multiple personell and control access at its 12,500-acre land.
Country Maid Inc., manufacturer of the Butter Braid braided pastry product line, has installed Brivo ACS WebService throughout its new production and administration complex in Iowa.
Trinity Real Estate, a firm based in New York City, is using HID Global's EasyLobby Secure Visitor Management software to streamline how tenants can control visitor access at their firm's commercial real estate properties in Lower Manhattan.
Patriot Bank of Tulsa, Okla., has added new Diebold fire and security systems in an effort to protect their customers and employees.
Johnson Controls, a Milwaukee-based alarm-monitoring facility, is now using IP-based alarm transmissions instead of analog to monitor fire and burglary panels.
Achieving security awareness around perimeters and outdoor areas comes down to timely, credible and detailed alerts.
- By John Romanowich
- May 01, 2012