When your course curriculum includes 276 days at sea, it’s obvious that your college experience will be a little different from the average undergrad. Living off campus takes on a whole new meaning, and sleeping through just one class might lead to a false step into the open ocean. Training to become a merchant marine officer is serious work, and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy has been effectively preparing its cadets on the shores of Lake Michigan for more than 40 years.
- By Anthony Incorvati
- Sep 01, 2011
Industrial security has always been a challenge, with often vast areas needing coverage that is effective—and efficient. As with many other technologies, advances in electronic security and surveillance, both physical and cyber, have created new challenges as they have addressed and conquered earlier problems.
- By Jim Krachenfels
- Sep 01, 2011
The debate about so-called “open” and “closed” IP video surveillance solutions has been ongoing for some time. Each side suggests that its approach is better for the end user, with a reasonable amount of disinformation being added for good measure. To a large extent, this debate is being extinguished with the release of the ONVIF standard. However, even with this standard, defining exactly what is meant by an “open” system is still up for debate.
- By Oliver Vellacott
- Sep 01, 2011
An industry source confirmed to Security Products on Wednesday that GVI Security has ceased operations, effective Aug. 26, just five months after touting a new master distributor relationship with LG Security.
- By Brent Dirks, Ralph C. Jensen
- Aug 31, 2011
HC360 Security Networks recognizes Verint for brand strength and business value.
The Security Products New Product of the Year Award honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose products are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security.
Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, S.D. is relying on IQinVision HD Megapixel technology to safeguard millions in assets and improve crowd control.
Technology is meant to enhance safety, security and operations. That is, when used properly. With innovation happening so fast -- especially with products derived from the consumer and IT worlds -- it can cause a disconnect between the end users, integrators, industry consultants and manufacturers. In essence: What new technologies should we use and which ones should we lose? This million dollar question led to our upcoming ASIS 2011 education session called "Innovation or Confusion? How Will High-Tech Industries Impact Electronic Security Solutions?"
- By Fredrik Nilsson, Benjamin Butchko, Charlie Pierce
- Aug 04, 2011
Increasing threats on school campuses and at government facilities, coupled with diminishing budgets and intense pressure to cut costs across all levels and departments, are forcing security administrators to find new ways to keep their buildings safe without breaking the bank.
- By Brad Jarvis
- Aug 01, 2011
For educational institutions, recent advances in technology have also brought problems of cyber threats, viruses, illegal music downloading and excessive bandwidth consumption. As more facilities increase their reliance on technology, the ability to monitor and trace network activity is vital to ensure both data and student cybersafety.
- By Angela Fortier
- Jul 01, 2011
After recording an all-time low shrinkage percentage in 2009, retail crime and fraud is on the upswing. Richard Hollinger, professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida, presented the preliminary results of the 2010 National Retail Security Survey Tuesday at the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference in Grapevine, Texas.
- By Brent Dirks
- Jun 15, 2011
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a task order through the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant Contract to support the relocation of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's headquarters.
The winners of the 2011 Maximum Impact Awards have been announced at the Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Charlotte, N.C.
Avigilon recently announced that the University of Southern Mississippi has successfully implemented the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to ensure spectator safety and reduce operational costs at its M.M. Roberts Stadium, a 40,000 seat outdoor stadium located in the heart of campus and home to the Golden Eagles football team.
AtHoc Inc. recently announced that Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center has deployed AtHoc IWSAlerts, the third-generation alerting system for the protection of physicians, nurses, technicians and their patients. The Army Health Center is located at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.
Western Digital is making waves in the mergers and acquisitions market by buying Hitachi Global Storage. With the economy making a rebound, we wanted to know more about the company and its plans for the future, so we talked with Ed Strong, director of Western Digital’s CE business unit.
ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it hosted a successful networking event at the IFSEC 2011 trade show in Birmingham, England.
Wireless transmission for security is often used in outdoor settings where there is not existing wired infrastructure, or where it’s cost-prohibitive or impractical to implement wired solutions. Wireless networks also are ideal for temporary installations such as special events, fairs or rallies, as well as longer-term installations, such as construction sites.
- By Ksenia Coffman
- Jun 01, 2011
Global enterprises and large, multi-site hospitals, universities and government agencies are increasingly facing a common challenge: how to bring all of their disparate buildings into an easy-to-manage enterprise security system. Most multi-site organizations have a variety of sites that range in size from small branch offices to large, multi-building campuses.
- By Warren Brown
- Jun 01, 2011
IQinVision recently announced that Sonderborg Kollegierne, a dormitory campus in Denmark, has initially installed approximately 75 IQeye indoor and outdoor HD megapixel cameras to provide enhanced security for the students in residence. Necom is the integrator for this ongoing project.