Utilities


A Modern Threat

A Modern Threat

Whether it is water, electricity, gas, oil or even telecommunications and transportation hubs, critical infrastructure facilities present unique challenges for security professionals.

Protecting Utilities

Federal, state and local agencies prioritize robust physical security plans for the nation’s electric power utilities. And they should. Any disruption in service from a primary provider could impact millions of people and businesses over a wide swath of the country.

5G cell tower

New Government Strategy for 5G Security Sets Stage for Domestic Rollout

Franco Zaro of Valid breaks down new government efforts to establish a 5G security strategy and public paranoia about the wireless infrastructure.

Considerations for Infrastructure

Considerations for Infrastructure

Security is top of mind for consumers around the world and businesses across industries.

power towers

Senate Passes Bill To Explore ‘Analog’ Solutions to Securing America’s Energy Grid

If the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act is signed into law, it will create a working group tasked with isolating the energy grid from attacks using “manual procedures.”

Transforming Security

Transforming Security

Empresa Eléctrica de Guatemala (EEGSA Group) required a video surveillance system that could digitize the security footage on its substations to help avoid damage to its own infrastructure as well as electrocution hazards for people trying to access these places without warning or authorization.

Protecting Our Water Supply

Protecting Our Water Supply

Maintaining the security of our nation’s water supplies is serious business. Attacks from a lone vandal to a team of foreign terrorists could, within hours, result in widespread illness or economic disruption.

The Continuing Evolution of Power and Transmission Solutions

The Continuing Evolution of Power and Transmission Solutions

Thanks to a number of new technology advancements, power supplies and transmission solutions with network management features are a natural progression for ensuring the reliability of today’s IP-based physical security systems.



Turn On The Lights

Turn On The Lights

Most security professionals have acquired important video only to see that the resulting footage is over or under exposed because the camera is unable to adapt to the challenging light environment.

Tornado Tracking

Tornado Tracking

April 28, 2014, stands out in the memory of the residents of northern Mississippi as a violent F4 Tornado left a wake of major damage killing 10 people and injuring more than 80.

Nothing To Mess With

PVSC has a stated mission of enhancing the viability and environmental health and security of 1.4 million residents in 48 municipalities, an important task that requires maximum security and the ability to surveil operations at all times.

Cleveland Prepares for Riots at Republican Convention

Cleveland Prepares for Riots at Republican Convention

Cleveland is spending $20 million in federal money on riot and security gear for the Republican Convention.

One Key Figure Dead in the Arrest of Oregon Protesters

One Key Figure Dead in the Arrest of Oregon Protesters

Protesters who’ve occupied a federal building in Oregon have been arrested.

Partnership Delivers Unique Video Recording and Storage Solution

New Samsung WiseNet Camera App records directly to disk.

This Year’s Hottest Gift Banned from Airlines

This Year's Hottest Gift Banned from Airlines

Nearly every major U.S. carrier won’t let you board with a hoverboard in tow.

Perfect Foresight - Making hazardous chemical safety procedures a priority

Perfect Foresight

In the weeks following the massive explosion at a warehouse owned by Ruihai International Logistics in the Chinese port of Tianjin, investigators are getting a better idea of what led to the disaster that killed 173 people—104 of whom were firefighters—and injured hundreds more.

Managing Risks - Security efforts are now defined to protect critical infrastructure

Managing Risks

Traditionally, electrical substation security was aimed only at preventing access to stop vandalism and improve safety. Today, however, security efforts have been redefined to address new threats in order to protect critical infrastructure.

STANLEY Security and I-View Announce Partnership

STANLEY Security and I-View announce their partnership for live, actionable verified alarm response system.

Sound the Alarm

Sound the Alarm

To support safety and notify personnel in the case of an emergency, Peru LNG’s needed a general alarm and mass notification system (MNS).

Trusted Resources Promote Safe, Secure Environments

Online Exclusive: Trusted Resources Promote Safe, Secure Environments

Mitigate insider threat and improve perimeter security and personnel assurance to ensure only trusted resources have access.

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  • President Biden Issues Executive Order to Bolster U.S Port Cybersecurity

    On Wednesday, President Biden issued an Executive Order to bolster the security of the nation’s ports, alongside a series of additional actions that will strengthen maritime cybersecurity and more Read Now

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    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

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    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

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New Products

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3