Incident Response


MoMA Modernizes Network Infrastructure

MoMA Embraces New Internet Applications and Improves Threat Protection with PA-2000 Series Next-Generation Firewalls

Texas A&M Implements Integrated Emergency Notification System

AtHoc's IWSAlerts software will enable Texas A&M University to send out emergency alerts to its campus population through multiple devices, including campus computers, via pop up alerts, Emergency Alert System radio broadcasts, cable TV, telephones, mass e-mails and SMS text messages, from a single Web-based console.

Stanley CSS to Mainstream Sonitrol Audio Verification

Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc. has plans to collaborate with its Sonitrol franchise partners in mainstreaming Sonitrol Audio Verification.

Panasonic's Virtual Site Manager Integrates Video, POS To Monitor Remote Retail Sites

Managing remote locations of a retail business can be a challenge, and Panasonic System Solutions Company provides a dynamic solution with its Virtual Site Manager (VSM), a powerful multi-faceted business tool offering end-to-end, seamless integration of video surveillance and point-of-sale (POS) systems that enable comprehensive management and control capabilities.

Pivot3 Wins Best In Show At SIA’s New Product Showcase

Pivot3 won SIA’s Best in Show Award at the 2009 New Product Showcase for its Serverless Computer storage solution at ISC West. Pivot3 provides clustered architecture that delivers large-scale, high-bandwidth storage using off-the-shelf hardware components combined with specialized software.

Extended Outlook

The Long Beach, Calif., police department turned to high-tech "eyes in the sky" to monitor and protect public access areas.

To Serve and Protect

Enrolling a Solution

At Chapman University, officials are creating a system of digital security cameras to take advantage of a fiber-optic network that serves the 76-acre tree-lined university campus in Orange, Calif.



Monitronics Debuts Alarm.com Solutions

Monitronics is set to debut the full range of Alarm.com video monitoring services at ISC West. Alarm.com gives dealers the opportunity to offer Internet-enabled video monitoring services -- keeping customers in real-time contact with what's happening in their homes or businesses.

IndigoVision Uses Remote Monitoring To Help Protect Sites

IndigoVision, a manufacturer of IP video security solutions has partnered with 655 Limited to provide its UK customers with a remote video monitoring facility. 655’s purpose built facility is both a BS 5979 approved Alarm Receiving Center (ARC) and a BS 8418 approved Remote Video Response Center.

Bosch Detector Helps Catch Intruder At Missouri Community Center

Bosch Security Systems Inc., a manufacturer of security solutions, recently announced that its DS9380 Series Ceiling Mount Detector recently helped customer Jade Alarm Co. and the local authorities apprehend an intruder at the Whatsoever Community Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Out of Sight

Out of sight never means “out of mind” for security professionals. But how do you provide security at remote locations without deploying foot patrols 24/7 or burying fiber to extend surveillance reach? Many organizations tasked with ensuring public safety and securing critical infrastructure are increasingly turning to wireless security and surveillance to cover remote areas without breaking the bank.

Sophisticated Screening

Traditionally, aviation security checkpoints have focused on searching for metallic items and explosives using walk-through metal detectors and X-ray technology. However, as terrorists become more sophisticated, the need for better explosive-detection technologies that can detect an increasing variety of threats, including improvised explosives materials such as triacetonetriperoxide, is emerging.

All Eyes on the Border

Spread throughout the United States are 325 ports of entry that require surveillance and protection. Every year, Customs and Border Protection processes nearly a half billion people, along with 130 million vehicles and another 20 million cargo containers. Based on a five-year plan developed by CBP, the organization is working with federal, state, local, tribal and other entities to secure borders.

Perimeter Prowess

Acts of terrorism can be carried out in many forms and at various locations around the world. Those who pose the most risk are individuals or groups that breach secured areas of critical infrastructure facilities, such as seaports and airports, government buildings or power and chemical plants.

Let's Work Together

Even before the economic crisis, security directors or property managers could rarely afford to purchase the surveillance system they wanted. What began as a search for 10 cameras seen in a James Bond film resulted in 15 generic IP cameras and a few DVRs. They bought what they could afford, and in the worsening economy, the surveillance budget only gets tighter while the need grows.

Midnight Madness on the Metro

Even the most vigilant commuter can’t thwart an unprovoked, violent attack from a deranged person.

Westec Intelligent Surveillance Receives Growth Funding

Remote video monitoring company Westec Intelligent Surveillance announced this week an additional $20 million in equity funding.

Study: Residential Burglar Alarms Reduce Crime

A comprehensive study of five years of statistics by researchers at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice (SCJ) in Newark found that residential burglar alarm systems decrease crime. While other studies have concluded that most burglars avoid alarm systems, this is the first study to focus on alarm systems while scientifically ruling out other factors that could have impacted the crime rate.

Report: Monitoring Revenue Will Help Home Security Market During Recession

Monitoring revenues are still the financial bedrock of the U.S. security industry, constituting 75 percent of all revenue, according to Home Systems: Home Security Update, which reports monitoring will cushion this market during the recession.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - April 2020

    April 2020

    Featuring:

    • Enhancing the Perimeter
    • Avoiding Danger with Secure Data Storage
    • Making Cities Smarter
    • Improving Operations
    • A Virus on the Move

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  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Infrastructure Solutions Group
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety