The increasing demands put on networks by mobile devices and bring-your-own-device programs, virtualization and private clouds, and the transition to IPv6 have created greater complexity and risk for IT teams to manage.
PoE is redefining how security professionals design and deploy systems. Rather than using the standard type of power supplies, integrators are increasingly employing PoE network switches or incorporating PoE midspan devices that inject power into an Ethernet cable after it leaves the switch and before it reaches the network device.
- By Ronnie Pennington
- Mar 01, 2013
When developing IP surveillance installations, many security system integrators and IP-Surveillance network designers have turned to PoE technology, and for good reason. Using PoE cameras and switches eliminates the need for separate power and data cables, thus simplifying installation, increasing flexibility for camera locations and saving money.
- By Steven Olen
- Feb 07, 2013
IT professionals are adopting the latest technologies to meet increasing bandwidth demands, create higher and faster performing networks and increase availability.
Connection of industrial network devices with a cellular modem can be challenging. In most cases, industrial network devices are operating backwards from how typical consumers utilize an Internet connection over a cellular modem.
- By Michael Derby
- Feb 01, 2013
The email resembled the organization’s own employee e-newsletter and asked recipients to visit a website to confirm that they wanted to continue receiving the newsletter. Another email carried an attachment it said contained the marketing plan the recipient had requested at a recent conference. A third email bearing a colleague’s name suggested a useful website to visit.
There’s no question that the 21st century has brought significant change to security solutions. An abundance of connectivity options and the application of technologies—such as IP, virtualization, hosted solutions and mobile—are enhancing the way we secure the enterprise and helping to improve security.
- By Jeremy Brecher
- Jan 01, 2013
We often talk about security in terms of commercial and industrial ventures, but the military also speaks of security, and their message varies little from what we hear at tradeshows. In fact, the military is quite interested in private industry partnering where there is value and productivity is placed on many communities in our nation.
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Jan 01, 2013
Arecont Vision cameras provide an expanded coverage area at a 150-acre produce facility for Brisbane Markets Ltd.
Prism’s sophisticated video analytics software uses IQeye HD megapixel images to create valuable intelligence.
SurroundVideo Panoramic and MegaView IR Bullet-style cameras secure the facility and production operations in Indonesia textile plants.
There is a misconception in the security industry that megapixel cameras are more expensive than conventional cameras. Don’t believe it.
- By Scott Schafer
- Dec 01, 2012
It is beyond dispute that Machine to Machine (M2M) technology and communications will influence our daily personal and business lives in the coming years.
- By Cathal McDaid
- Dec 01, 2012
Scalable system architectures have been the source of many debates within the security industry.
- By Mahesh Saptharishi, Ph.D.
- Dec 01, 2012
Recent findings from ABI Research show that global spending on financial critical infrastructure security will total $17.14 billion by the end of 2017.
After having several incidents of vandalism and theft, Gardner Energy decided to upgrade their security with VideoIQ.
Milestone Systems open platform IP video management software (VMS) is being used with Sony network cameras by the Andria Cathedral in Italy for security surveillance and to display religious services to congregations sitting in the chapel and side naves to the central church.
Sandia National Laboratories in California have turned to smartphones and other hand-held computing devices to help prevent and mitigate disruptions to computer networks on the Internet as part of ongoing research.
The LAPD faces distinct challenges as space shuttle Endeavour makes final trip through downtown Los Angeles.
- By Tyler Thurston
- Oct 11, 2012
UT Dallas computer scientists have developed a technique to automatically allow one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for intrusions, viruses or anything else that could cause a computer to malfunction.