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School security on a tight budget

Security for All

A passive infrared motion detector with night vision and digital camera has helped reduce copper theft in DPS schools.

Video Surveillance in Schools

District Integrators Learn About Video Surveillance

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.

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Innovation Meets Integration

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.

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Excelsior Springs School District Protects through Detailed Scheduling

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.

Mace CSSS Announces Integration To VideoIQ Systems

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.

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Making the Grade

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.

G4S Monitoring/Data Center Receives CSAA Five Diamond Central Station Certification

G4S Monitoring and Data Center Inc. is the recipient of the prestigious "CSAA Five Diamond Certification" from the Central Station Alarm Association.

Visonic System Helps Catch Robber In Florida

Move over Cary Grant -- Visonic is now the modern day star of “To Catch a Thief.” Visonic’s PowerMax+ system, coupled with its MCT211 pendant, saved a life recently in Florida.



Monitronics Launches Sales Of Honeywell Total Connect System

Monitronics announced the release Honeywell's Total Connect to its dealer network at ISC East. Total Connect is Honeywell's suite of remote-access services for homes and businesses. The move highlights Monitronics' longstanding dedication to providing dealers and tech-savvy end users with the most up-to-date security solutions for home or business.

CMS Announces New Wireless Video Surveillance Service Powered By Videofied

Criticom Monitoring Services, the largest wholesale monitoring company in the United States, has announced a new wireless video offering that provides security dealers a cost-effective and portable, outdoor camera for their customers.

ESA: Two House Bills Could Impact How Central Stations Operate, Interact With Customers

The Electronic Security Association is alerting its members that two bills being considered in the House Communications, Technology and Internet sub-committee could impact the way central stations operate and interact with their customers.

Remote Control

What’s the next generation of remote monitoring? Think cellular. As technology improves and cellular networks are upgraded, the notion of transmitting IP information, both data and video, is becoming a reality.

Sonitrol’s Verified Security System Helps Catch Florida Drugstore Burglar

A resourceful burglar who seemed to disappear after breaking into a drugstore proved no match for teamwork and technology in a recent apprehension in Florida involving Sonitrol, the Hollywood Police Department, Hollywood Fire Department and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Street Smart

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, spanning 151 square miles and boasting a downtown population of nearly 230,000. Like any major city, it has its share of crime and vandalism. To help combat this and provide a safe environment for residents and visitors, the city has installed 40 video surveillance cameras throughout the metropolitan area.

The New World of Surveillance

We have entered a new realm in the world of video surveillance. Gone are the days of the security guard tethered to a dedicated desktop monitor, reacting to unfolding events within a closed environment. With today's advancements in IP-based network infrastructures, management of video surveillance can be a much more valuable endeavor.

Stanley CSS Purchases Four Sonitrol Franchises

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions Inc. announced recently the purchase of four Sonitrol franchises: Sonitrol Cascades, Sonitrol of South Oregon, Sonitrol of Spokane and Sonitrol of Yakima collectively operating as Sonitrol Cascades from Vyanet Capital Group, L.L.C.

Mace CSSS Earns ESL Listing

Mace Security International Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary , Mace CSSS, has earned the ETL listing by Intertek, a testing laboratory recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Network Questions & Answers with Bret McGowan

Many people I've spoken to outside the security industry believe, regardless of the overall economy, that our market should always be experiencing growth due to the unrelenting need for better security. However, the truth is that security is still a capital investment and the budget for security gets reduced or removed just like any other expense during tough economic times.

An Olympic Feat

After the staggering success of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, you could argue that things have been changed forever.

Iveda Solutions, mobiDEOS Partnership Enables Live Video Access On More Than 500 Cell Phone Models

Iveda Solutions announced recently its partnership with mobiDEOS. The partnership will enable more than 500 cell phone models including but not limited to iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG and Sony Ericsson, to have centralized live video access to hosted cameras.

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