Joe from ABC Company has had the same security management system for 15 years in all of his buildings. He likes it; he knows it inside and out, and he can give training classes to his security guards on how to use it.
In the 1980s, a keynote speaker at a Novell Users Group meeting said, “All things will become IP.” It was almost certain the industry would adopt Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM, as a more secure and deterministic networking technology.
A common misperception among security system integrators is the notion that an IP surveillance network must be separate and distinct from corporate or campus data, and the voice network. However, having a separate, distinct network for video surveillance comes with a price.
Multiple factors of authentication, including biometrics, can increase the probability that a person presenting a card to a reader is the same person who was initially issued the card.
According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion new bytes of information are created each day—that’s 1 with 18 trailing zeros. The explosion of “Big Data” has touched every industry. Video surveillance is no exception.
The transition of existing physical security systems, such as fire and burglar alarm or video surveillance systems, to the next generation of technology has never been easier or more affordable than it is today.
When the first network camera was introduced in 1996, its functionality was pretty bare bones: digitize images and send them across the network to a centralized video management system.
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As network security professionals are acutely aware, they must be continuously vigilant to meet the ever-evolving threats driven by the bring your own device (BYOD) trend that is extending the network outside the office.
What you don’t know about PoE technology could actually be costing you business. Once you understand its broad usefulness and the numerous applications it supports, the more you realize it’s a perfect fit for an incredible number of customers and vertical markets.
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Although video analytics have been around for years in various forms, they haven’t always been easy to use, or economical, at least not for a small business owner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.