Municipal Security


City of New Orleans Deploys Vehicle-Centric Investigation System to Help Secure the French Quarter

City of New Orleans Deploys Vehicle-Centric Investigation System to Help Secure the French Quarter

Genetec Inc, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, announced that the City of New Orleans’ Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) has deployed Genetec AutoVu Cloudrunner to extend the capabilities of its automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) program.

Leveraging Technology Over the Road

Transportation is an essential industry that enables goods and products to be transported efficiently and effectively across state and country lines. However, the transportation industry is not immune to security incidents.

Pendants Thwart Panic

Pendants Thwart Panic

The unfortunate state-of-affairs surrounding safety and security throughout the country about hostile events has increased in all industries over the years. Security consultants and dealers are tasked with providing the most up-to-date and vital solutions in this ever-changing landscape.

Not Your Typical Dog Next Door

Not Your Typical Dog Next Door

According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 60% of retail security executives report concerns with the rise in mass violence and active assailants over the last five years.

Defund Police, I Don’t Think So

An interesting article from Portland OR, or more specifically Portland State University made headlines last week.

Safeguarding your Facility

Safeguarding your Facility

When assessing whether turnstiles are appropriate for your facility, ask this first question: What are you trying to achieve?

Maintaining Volunteer Security

The Town of Batavia, New York is a community of opportunity, originally established in 1802 in Western New York. After a fire occurred without any responding fire apparatus, it was determined the town needed its own fire company.

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Tackling Traffic Congestion

One of the biggest drawbacks to living and working in modern cities is traffic congestion. It frustrates motorists. It increases the probability of accidents. It can slow response time for emergency services. And, it lowers air quality.



Playing the "A" Game

Playing the "A" Game

The cardboard fans are gone and the real fans are back, making up for lost time. They are packing stadiums, the bars and restaurants surrounding them. They’re not just going to the games. Sports venues have stretched beyond the stadium proper to incorporate pavilions and entertainment complexes, owned and managed by the franchises that feature retail, hotels, theaters and much more.

Adding Force Multipliers

Adding Force Multipliers

There are more than 600,000 state and local law enforcement officers in the United States. Impressive, but with a U.S. population of more than 330 million–and growing–they have their work cut out for them.

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Uvalde Police Face Backlash after School Shooting Response

Authorities say the gunman barricaded himself with his victims in an elementary school classroom.

Reducing False Alarms

Reducing False Alarms

False fire alarms continue to increase in communities throughout the world. As the trend persists, numerous jurisdictions have attempted to mitigate the issue, often with less than acceptable results.

Rethinking City Living: The Challenges and Opportunities

Rethinking City Living: The Challenges and Opportunities

City populations are growing and our resources are under strain. That’s why we need to rethink city living – not tomorrow but now. Fortunately, many forward-thinking city authorities are showing us a way to address this, based on connected video technology.

The Body-worn Evolution

The Body-worn Evolution

What once began as technology typically reserved and embraced by law enforcement, wearable video continues to find applications and use-cases in a host of new verticals and industries.

An Uninterrupted Lifeline

An Uninterrupted Lifeline

For a first responder rushing into a building emergency, losing communication with their teams inside or outside of the building can be terrifying.

The Science of Sherlock

The Science of Sherlock

Sherlock Holmes is known the world over for his amazing use of, induction, deduction, forensic science, elementary observation, and logic to successfully investigate and crack crime cases.

Moving to the Curb

Moving to the Curb

Making good policy decisions requires data. Cities, for example, need a clear picture of their curbs before implementing any changes to parking allocation, prices, or bylaws. But today gaining this understanding can be difficult because demand for the curb is changing.

San Diego Police Department helps secure U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Tee Up the Security

When the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the 2021 US Open was taking place at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA, there was an excitement in and around the city.

Baltimore Council Says No to Facial Recognition

Baltimore Council Says No to Facial Recognition

The Baltimore City Council voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to pass one of the strictest facial recognition bans in the United States.

Steering the Conversation

Steering the Conversation

When navigating the Smart City market, it is wise to speak to the priorities and concerns of diverse stakeholders, many of whom might lie outside the security integrator’s traditional business.

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  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3