Diebold Inc., a security integrator, can now help its customers mitigate the risk fires pose to their people, facilities and physical assets. The company has launched Diebold Fire Detection Solutions and Services, a service delivering fire detection hardware, software, monitoring and services to facilities nationwide.
Honeywell recently announced it has joined the Crestron Electronics Inc. Integrated Partner Program.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has halted funding for the Secure Border Initiative-Net, a system of towers, cameras, radar and sensors initially hailed as "the most comprehensive effort in the nation's history" to assist northern and southern border agents with curtailing illegal immigration.
- By Sherleen Mahoney
- May 01, 2010
GTCR, a private equity firm, announced recently it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Protection One, a national provider of electronic security alarm monitoring services, for approximately $828 million, including assumed debt.
Having narrowly averted a high-alert situation, officials at Connetquot Central School District in Islip, N.Y., decided that a more proactive, district-wide surveillance strategy was needed to help the community quickly neutralize any threats to students and staff.
- By Fredrik Nilsson
- Apr 01, 2010
Customs officials used to have to rely on traditional screening technologies that are ill-suited for the customs mission and have produced mixed results. Today, advanced imaging technology in the form of millimeter wave imagers and other devices are emerging as the newest tools in a customs officer's toolkit.
- By Dana Strawser, Troy Techau
- Apr 01, 2010
Day one of ISC West 2010 is officially in the books, and there’s no denying that the show is busy -- and buzzing.
- By Megan Weadock
- Mar 25, 2010
A small high-tech company wants stronger and more robust access control system to help protect trade secrets, but they don't want the responsibility of installing, monitoring and maintaining a system.
- By Daiva Wood
- Mar 04, 2010
Fine Airport Parking in Tulsa, Okla., is much
more than just a parking facility.
- By Courtney Dillon Pedersen
- Mar 03, 2010
Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, is now using thermal security cameras to look after its newly renovated football field. The 28-year-old sod was removed, a new drainage system was installed and new grass was laid in early 2009. The renovation took approximately five months to complete and cost more than $1 million. University administrators and campus police turned to thermal security cameras to safeguard this significant investment in their state-of-the-art facility.
Technological refinements and cost effectiveness in video surveillance systems are changing the security industry as we know it. Just about every aspect of a surveillance installation benefits from enhanced capabilities.
- By Mark Oliver
- Feb 01, 2010
Following the recent announcement by Tyco International that it intends to acquire Broadview Security, there has been considerable discussion on what this means for the industry and whether other mergers and acquisitions will follow.
Tyco International Ltd. and Brink's Home Security Holdings Inc. announced Monday a definitive agreement for Tyco to acquire Brink's Home Security Holdings, now operating as Broadview Security.
Tragic gang-related events in Chicago and other American cities over the past few months have only focused more public attention on the need to make our nation's schools safe. No child should ever have to fear going to classes because of bullies, weapon-carrying gang members, drug dealers or other criminals from the surrounding community.
- By Security Products Staff
- Jan 05, 2010
Integrating two or more security systems across an IP network provides the end user with far greater benefits than individual systems. Add this to the long list of advantages a distributed IP video system delivers, and the end result is a very compelling argument for integration.
- By Barry Keepence
- Jan 04, 2010
A typical urban school district can easily have more than 2,500 cameras installed throughout its facilities. Some systems are straightforward, while others can be sophisticated, encompassing advanced surveillance capabilities and utilizing a broad range of surveillance technologies.
- By Brian Leland
- Jan 04, 2010
A passive infrared motion detector with night vision and digital camera has helped reduce copper theft in DPS schools.
- By Keith Jentoft
- Jan 04, 2010
Excelsior Springs director of safety and security Tom Mayfield's main priority is to protect the school district's students and staff. AMAG Technology's Symmetry Enterprise Security Management System (SMS) and Symmetry Video System helped to create a safer learning environment for the schools' kids.
- By Kim Rahfaldt
- Dec 07, 2009
Mace Security International Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary, Mace CSSS Inc., has successfully integrated the VideoIQ into its SureView advanced remote video monitoring and management platform.
Over the past decade, as a result of tragedies at school and college campuses nationwide, student and staff security has become a high priority.
Also in the last 10 years, driven by an increase in the population of school-aged children, new school construction and the renovation of existing facilities have surged.
- By Bill Fitzhenry
- Dec 01, 2009