Incident Response

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.

Mace CSSS Introduces stages Monitoring Center Platform

Mace Security International Inc. recently announced that its recently acquired Mace CSSS division has successfully converted to the monitoring platform -- stages by Secure Global Solutions.

Videofied System Now Offered Through PSA Security Network

PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, has announced the addition of Videofied, a product of RSI Video Technologies, to their roster of vendors.

ComNet Adds New North American Strategic Partner

Communication Networks of Danbury, Conn., known as ComNet, a leading manufacturer of fiber optic transmission and networking equipment, has been selected by Cypress Computer Systems to develop a fiber optic interface to be used with their line of access control and facility management systems.

Brink’s Home Security Announces Name Change

Brink’s Home Security Holdings Inc. recently announced that it is changing the name of its home and business security offering to Broadview Security.

Sonitrol Provides School Security Solution For Florida Educational Center

Sonitrol recently announced that it is installing highly sophisticated access control and school security systems for the world’s largest Junior Achievement (JA) educational center -- the 59,500 square foot JA World’s Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Fla.

Bridging the Gap

Albert Einstein once wrote, "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." This sentiment once inspired past generations to look upon nature as a place of discovery, growth and personal development.

Researchers Looking At How RFID Can Help Reduce Shoplifting

According to Southeastern Louisiana University business professor and radio frequency identification (RFID) specialist David C. Wyld, investigators of organized retail crime are actively researching how RFID technology can be used to track the in-store whereabouts of products and reduce shoplifting incidents.

Videofied Now Available Through PSA Security Network

PSA Security Network, the world’s largest electronic security cooperative, recently announced the addition of Videofied, a product of RSI Video Technologies, to their roster of vendors.

Brink's Home Security Wins 2009 First Line Of Defense Award From NBFAA

When Deb Makowski left her home for work, she could not have foreseen the impending danger that might have quietly taken her daughter’s life. Due to wintery conditions, carbon monoxide began to fill Makowski’s home as her daughter lay resting in bed. As the emergency situation developed, neither Makowski nor her daughter were able to detect the danger in their home, but they did not need to because Brink’s Home Security did.

Workshop Covers Benefits, Requirements Of UL Listing For Central Stations

The Electronic Security Expo (ESX) recently announced its offering of a comprehensive, half-day workshop on the benefits and requirements of a various Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listings for central stations.

Wireless Security System Helps Nab Apartment Burglary Suspect

After a recent break-in to a local student's apartment, burglary suspect Wisberty Cruz was apprehended by the Orlando (Fla.) Police despite attempts to evade arrest, which included burrowing through an apartment wall and changing clothes to impersonate a resident of the building

Knowledge Center Goes Live for NASCAR Pocono 500 Race

Knowledge Center™—a daily use incident and event management software application—went live in Pennsylvania's Northeast Counter-Terrorism Task Force (NE-CTTF) in May.

Hold The Door, Please

I’ve always wondered how package deliveries were kept safe and secure. At my home, when a package is delivered during the day, it’s left on the front step. No safety, no security.

Justice League

The next time you find yourself with nothing to do, why not go online and help fight border crime? The Texas Border Sheriff's Coalition, in collaboration with BlueServo, has deployed Virtual BorderWatch, a real-time surveillance program that allows the public to keep an eye on the U.S.-Mexico border from their home computers.

Attention in the Terminal

JetBlue Airways' new Terminal 5 accounts for 30 percent of JFK International airport's total traffic with its 26 gates, capable of handling more than 500 flights daily. Keeping a watch on an estimated 20 million passengers per year who pass through 40 ticket counters and the central security checkpoint— the largest in the United States with 20 screening lanes—was a challenge for the JetBlue security team in planning the terminal's surveillance system.

A Quantum Leap

The monitoring of fire alarm communications via phone lines, one primary line and one secondary line for backup, has been the industry standard since the mid-1980s. Although telecommunications technologies have improved significantly with the evolution of the Internet, the quality of fire alarm communications has steadily declined in recent years.

Micro Key Solutions Presents Certificate Of Appreciation

Micro Key Solutions, a provider of software solutions for the security alarm industry, honored Fidel Gonzalez, owner and president of Laredo Alarm in Laredo, Texas, with this year’s certificate of appreciation.


  • 12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    12 Commercial Crime Sites to Do Your Research

    Understanding crime statistics in your industry and area is crucial for making important decisions about your security budget. With so much information out there, how can you know which statistics to trust? Read Now

  • Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    Boosting Safety and Efficiency

    In alignment with the state of Mississippi’s mission of “Empowering Mississippi citizens to stay connected and engaged with their government,” Salient's CompleteView VMS is being installed throughout more than 150 state boards, commissions and agencies in order to ensure safety for thousands of constituents who access state services daily. Read Now

  • Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    Live From GSX: Post-Show Review

    This year’s Live From GSX program was a rousing success! Again, we’d like to thank our partners, and IPVideo, for working with us and letting us broadcast their solutions to the industry. You can follow our Live From GSX 2023 page to keep up with post-show developments and announcements. And if you’re interested in working with us in 2024, please don’t hesitate to ask about our Live From programs for ISC West in March or next year’s GSX. Read Now

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  • People Say the Funniest Things

    People Say the Funniest Things

    By all accounts, GSX version 2023 was completely successful. Apparently, there were plenty of mix-ups with the airlines and getting aircraft from the East Coast into Big D. I am all ears when I am in a gathering of people. You never know when a nugget of information might flip out. Read Now

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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