Residential Security


HFES Offers Tips on Improving Website Password Practices

In an upcoming article from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), human factors/ergonomics researchers identify impediments to efficient password creation and provide design strategies for enhancing the user experience.

Home Security and Surveillance Made Easy

New $150 Wi-Fi Video Camera Provides Simple Solution for Home Security

Samsung Techwin America, a leader in consumer video monitoring and security products, has made home security even more accessible with the introduction of its Wi-Fi IP SmartCam™.

Mass Evacuation Plans Need to Incorporate Family, Household Dynamics

A recent study sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) found that most respondents felt the evacuation of New Orleans residents to the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina was a “failure” and this opinion has shaped their willingness to accept shelter if offered in an emergency evacuation

Verint Solutions in Action at Peter Cooper Village - Stuyvesant Town

Peter Cooper Village-Stuyvesant Town is a private residential development on the East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The property is one of the world’s largest housing communities and offers amenities such as sprawling parks and a private security force. Verint Video Intelligence Solutions, provider of networked video solutions, installed Verint video management software to better secure the residential community.

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TV Show Features Home Automation System from Vivint

The company was recently featured on an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as it helped make a family’s home more secure.

Securitys Range and Capabilities

Security's Range and Capabilities

The mobility and convenience offered by handheld devices has caught the attention of manufacturers and integrators, who are now marketing numerous security solutions.

Crime Never Takes A Vacation: What Intruders Don't Want You To Know

Our lagging economy has spurred a dramatic increase in burglaries and home invasions across the country, with agencies reporting an increase in 2010 after falling for a number of years.

Survey Shows Gap Between Americans' Online Security Perceptions and Cyber Security Best Practices

Approximately 92 percent of Americans believe that a safe and secure Internet is crucial to our nation's economic security and 81 percent of Americans want to learn more about being safe and secure online, but there still exists a visible disconnect between Americans' perceptions of their online safety practices versus the reality of their actual safety practices.



Expanding Surveillance

Expanding Surveillance

Small cities are no longer insulated from heinous crimes that have traditionally been associated with much larger cities such as New York and Los Angeles.

Burglar Caught in the Act with Axis Home Video Surveillance

The Austin Police Department caught a burglar thanks to one man’s home security system. Homeowner Thomas Marik received a startling phone call from his wife one August afternoon only to find out that the couple’s home was burglarized. Marik and his wife were out for the day only to come home to find their house broken in. The couple never experienced a burglary before in their Austin, Texas, neighborhood, but they were prepared.

Finding Financing

Finding Financing

Whether you’re a brand-new alarm dealer starting a company or an established dealer looking to expand through acquisitions, opportunities for financing abound.

ISee3D Unveils Single Lens 3D Technology

ISee3D Inc., developer of single lens 3D technology, announced recent industry-specific updates and advances. ISee3D is introducing a modified lens solution that cuts 3D down to size and increases frame rates, making practical a range of applications and bringing 3D to more markets, such as consumer, automotive, industrial and medical devices.

HID Global Launches First University Pilot of NFC Smartphones Carrying Digital Keys

The pilot project at Arizona State University validates use of secure credentials on NFC smartphones.

Brivo Access Control Technology Selected for DHS Land Port of Entry Facilities

Brivo Systems LLC, provider of software-as-a- service applications for security management, recently announced that its Aparato ACS is being installed at four Department of Homeland Security-managed Land Port of Entry (LPOE) facilities in the state of Michigan. Vector Electric is the lead integrator on this growing project and is working in partnership with ADT Commercial Security.

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies Makes BOMA Commitments

The company will serve as BOMA 360 ambassador and on the building codes and voluntary standards committee.

iStopOver Selects SafeMart to Offer Interactive Alarm Monitoring to Its Hosts

iStopOver, a provider of vacation rentals and short-term accommodation, has selected SafeMart, home security provider, to provide home security systems to iStopOver hosts.

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Anthrax Detection? Pathogen Identification? It’s in the Bag.

Two Cornell University researchers have developed a device that can detect anthrax and other pathogens, as well as provide basic genetic information from human samples, and it it all fits in a container no bigger than a small suitcase.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Considered a fast-growing segment, the home controls sector has experienced numerous changes in recent years thanks to the introduction of affordable, user-friendly technologies.

CDW G Supports Law Enforcement Information Sharing Initiative

Forty law enforcement agencies in the Texas Panhandle collaborate to improve officers’ access to information.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - January February 2021

    March 2021

    Featuring:

    • The Future of Video Security
    • Cutting the Cord
    • Transforming the Industry
    • The Impact of Coronavirus
    • The New Normal

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