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.
- By Security Products Staff
- Sep 10, 2009
After the staggering success of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, you could argue that things have been changed forever.
- By Megan Weadock
- Aug 01, 2009
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 Security International Inc. recently announced that its recently acquired Mace CSSS division has successfully converted to the monitoring platform -- stages by Secure Global Solutions.
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.
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 Holdings Inc. recently announced that it is changing the name of its home and business security offering to Broadview Security.
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.
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.
- By Kris Rangarajan
- Jul 01, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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™—a daily use incident and event management software application—went live in Pennsylvania's Northeast Counter-Terrorism Task Force (NE-CTTF) in May.
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.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jun 05, 2009
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.
- By Sherleen Mahoney
- Jun 03, 2009
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.
- By Carol Everett Oliver
- Jun 01, 2009
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.
- By Nick Martello
- May 26, 2009
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.