Incident Response

The Human Factor

The digital revolution is transforming the nation’s culture and clearly altering the way people communicate with each other. Nowhere is technology’s power more visibly demonstrated than with training. Factor in digital training that educates, empowers and connects the vital security officer sector, and you have a game plan for success.

Producing an Advantage

Have you ever looked at a surveillance image and wondered why the image quality is so poor when compared with the clear, detail-packed images captured by consumer digital cameras or even the newest cell phones?

Whoa! Nellie

Say you have some pasture land and a few horses. Chances are you won’t install a security system to ensure their safety and security. However, Stonestreet Farm isn’t your run-of-the-mill horse ranch. It’s a thoroughbred horse farm that sprawls over 460 acres in the heart of the bluegrass near Lexington, Ky.

Sky Raiders

Today’s airports are at the frontline of homeland security. Checking for shoe bombs, banned liquids and suspected terrorists are part of the daily routine for airport security personnel. In fact, airport vulnerability has become such an issue that the Department of Homeland Security assigns the airline industry its own threat level designation. For example, airports can be assigned to threat level orange, meaning “High Risk of Terrorist Attacks” while the rest of the nation is at yellow, or “Elevated Risk.”

Question & Answers From the Product Manager's POV

American Fibertek Inc.’s V’nes stands for Video Network Enterprise Solution. It is an integrated and standardized network transmission solution designed specifically for professional security applications with a specialized open path to truly integrate IP and analog systems operation.

You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide

Maintaining the security of any large residential institution housing hundreds or thousands of people can be a daunting task. The problems faced by those in charge of preserving the peace in these facilities can mirror those of any urban police department. As in any diverse population, there are those who will remain lawful and those who look to circumvent the rules that serve to regulate the peace.

The Art of Smart

It's a terrifying thought -- a hacker breaks past a company's firewall and has unlimited access to a jackpot of data, from employee information to trade secrets and financial details.

From the Product Manager's POV

New technologies are taking the world by storm. That means the security industry is in the midst of change and product rebirth. The same holds true for recording devices. DVRs are cost-effective, and NVRs are state-of-theart. Not sure which to choose? Read what Panasonic group manager Steve Surfaro has to say and then decide.

Sophisticated Surveillance

iControl Networks, GE Security Introduce Web-Based Security Solution

iControl Networks has introduced a Web-based solution to monitor and control the home, and will be introducing Home Security 2.0, along with partner GE Security.

Counter Attack

HEALTHCARE providers today deal with threats not thought of a few years ago. In the past, a family’s gravest concern was infectious disease, and if there were significant security threats, many people were comfortably oblivious of them. Today, healthcare facilities must be aware of multi-dimensional threats such as infant abduction, drug theft, workplace violence and even terrorism.

The Borne Security

CHILD abductors are seldom spontaneous. When they're bent on taking children from a facility such as a hospital, they'll stalk it, scope it out to determine its security features, and watch it like at hawk. But at WakeMed, abductors find Deputy Police Chief Scott Holzshu and his 71-officer police force watching too, using technology to make sure that security is as tight as possible.

Instituting Security

THE Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va., is a state-of-the-art facility built in 2005 to serve as a catalyst for economic and community transformation in an area recently impacted by the loss of thousands of manufacturing jobs. By providing advanced learning programs, strategic research and technology transfer conferences, and outreach and technology programs in the region of south Virginia, IALR is helping the community's workforce to adapt to a changing economy.

On Defense

IN a sea of 20,000 people at a concert or sports event, security becomes even more complicated than usual.

At the Heart of the Matter

THE operation of a busy regional hospital has enough challenges without taking into account the security of its staff. For Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, located on the Detroit River in Windsor, Ontario, the priority was finding one system that would allow hospital workers to immediately reach out to security in an emergency situation.

Improving Evolution

YOU’VE heard it all before. “We’re living in a post-9/11 world.” “The terrorist threat is higher than ever.” “It’s just a matter of time before the next Sept. 11.” Yes, it’s tired. But unfortunately, it’s the truth. The fact is, terror threats continue to be a top concern at critical infrastructure sites. And domestic criminals continue to evolve and become smarter and more savvy in efforts to thwart security measures.

Surveillance Warm Up

THERMAL security cameras are imagers that see heat, or thermal energy, in an object. The human eye cannot detect thermal energy.

Hot Shots

IN today’s troubled times, large industrial sites are in more danger of security breaches than ever before. With miles of perimeter fencing and multiple entrances to secure, large petrochemical plants are a complex security challenge.

Protection Outside the Lines

WORLD events indicate the rate of growth in perimeter security requirements will continue to escalate for the foreseeable future. Airports, seaports and petrochemical facilities certainly qualify for increased protection, but schools, storage facilities, sporting events, bridges and tunnels are examples of new targets needing protection.

Making a Change

THE security industry has gone through many paradigm shifts during the last 100 years. As is the case with every paradigm change, there are winners and losers. The security industry is no different. Business paradigm shifts seem to always create new opportunities. However, some of those opportunities leave a wake of destruction and demise in its path. Seeing and understanding a new paradigm before it happens can make or break any company, regardless how big or small the company might be.


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    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