As global economies struggle, theft and crime tend to increase.
It’s heart wrenching to put a beloved pet to sleep.
- By Sherleen Mahoney
- Feb 01, 2009
Monitronics recently announced the launch of its new customer-account interface, MyMonitronics, aimed at bolstering the company’s online service offerings.
As tall buildings, including high-rises, become more common, the security and the safety of their occupants merit attention. According to a new Connecting Research in Security to Practice (CRISP) Report, tall buildings are exposed to all the normal security risks -- crime, disorder and emergencies -- that threaten any street-level or campus-style building.
The Protection Bureau recently announced that The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) has renewed the company’s Five Diamond Certification.
Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers in Washington state named Sonitrol Pacific Tacoma its Company of the Year in recognition of the company’s commitment to crime prevention during a dinner ceremony December 28.
The U.S. water supply is generally considered among the best and safest in the world. However, many water and security experts agree that it offers an attractive target for terrorists, and that threats could come from either contamination or from disruption of the distribution system.
- By John Gaydos
- Jan 01, 2009
Modern security networks are a complex collection of thermal cameras, CCTV cameras, fence sensors, video management devices and myriad other technologies.
AES Corp. received confirmation recently that their AES-IntelliNet MultiNet long-range mesh alarm communications system foiled a jewel heist attempt in Hemet, Calif.
3VR Security Inc. recently announced a new integration between the company’s intelligent video management platform and intrusion and access control solutions from Digital Monitoring Products (DMP).
Alarm.com, a provider of wireless and Web-enabled security and monitoring technology for residential and light commercial customers, recently announced the launch of Alarm.com Video, its new remote video monitoring solution.
Recognizing the need to reduce requests for police response to baseless alarm activations, Glen Mowrey of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) appeared before the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) to discuss initiatives begun by several states to manage and reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations. CPCA then tasked their Private Security Committee to develop an overall approach to alarm management and to create the model ordinance.
Over the past several years, much attention has been paid to the development and deployment of IP-based video surveillance systems. However, the rate of adoption has been slowed in part by the heavy bandwidth consumption of video streams and their resulting adverse impact on the network.
- By Ray Shilling
- Oct 02, 2008
Video surveillance over IP is the next step in the evolution of CCTV technology. It’s time to enter the era of networked video -- one in which video surveillance and, eventually, the entire security management system are going IP.
- By Eli Gorovici
- Oct 02, 2008
The city of Arlington, Texas, is sandwiched between Fort Worth and Dallas, where entertainment is stacked between historical sites and bustling industries, making it a popular destination. As the city grows and foot traffic increases, the Arlington Police Department is constantly looking to improve public safety.
- By Eric Borton
- Oct 02, 2008
In the September issue of Security Products magazine, the booth number for Stanley-HSM at ASIS 2008 was listed incorrectly in the Monitoring supplement. The correct both number is 3111. Security Products regrets the error.
When Barack Obama decided to change the location where he would accept the Democratic nomination for President of the United States only a few weeks before the event, Lt. Ernie Martinez of the Denver Police Department wasn’t worried about changing his surveillance coverage accordingly.
Internet-enabled products and services are now gaining wider acceptance and delivering better results than before. Remote monitoring services are no exception.
- By Karina Sanchez
- Sep 02, 2008
Alarm.com, a provider of digital wireless and Web-enabled security technology for residential and small business customers, recently announced the AirFX Remote Toolkit -- a Web-based tool that lets security dealers program security system settings and troubleshoot many customer issues remotely, without the need for a truck roll.
Alarm.com and SafetyCare recently announced a strategic partnership to offer a cost-effective, home-based monitoring and emergency response solution that enables seniors and disabled individuals to live independently at home while staying “virtually connected” to loved ones, professional care providers, and emergency medical response staff who can provide assistance if needed.