Residential Security


Mobotix Installs Cameras in Retirement Community

Mobotix, a software company that provides high-resolution and network-based security solutions, has deployed 37 cameras at the National Lutheran Communities and Services' Village at Rockville.

Securing A City Within A City

Protecting this magnitude of sheer space, residents, visitors and employees is no easy feat.

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.

vivint

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.

DNA

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.

Featured

  • Report: 15 Percent of All Emails Sent in 2023 Were Malicious

    VIPRE Security Group recently released its report titled “Email Security in 2024: An Expert Look at Email-Based Threats”. The 2024 predictions for email security in this report are based on an analysis of over 7 billion emails processed by VIPRE worldwide during 2023. This equates to almost one email for everyone on the planet. Of those, roughly 1 billion (or 15%) were malicious. Read Now

  • ASIS Announces ANSI-Approved Cannabis Security Standard

    ASIS International, a leading authority in security standards and guidelines, proudly announces the release of a pioneering American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved standard dedicated to cannabis security. This best-in-class standard, meticulously developed by industry experts, sets a new benchmark by providing comprehensive requirements and guidance for the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and maintenance of a cannabis security program. Read Now

  • ISC West Announces Keynote Lineup

    ISC West, in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), announced this year’s dynamic trio of speakers that will headline the Keynote Series at ISC West 2024. Read Now

    • Industry Events
  • Government is Top Targeted Industry for DDoS Attacks in Q4 2023

    The government sector experienced a surge of DDoS attacks in Q4 according to Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), a global leader in integrated network and cybersecurity solutions. The Lumen Quarterly DDoS & Application Threat Report for Q4 2023 analyzes data from its DDoS mitigation platform and application protection partner, ThreatX, to provide an overview of the DDoS and application-layer attacks that targeted organizations in the last quarter of 2023. Read Now

Whitepapers

New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3