The Future of Multi-purpose Smart Cards
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.
With tight budgets, schools look at flexibility
Keeping schools secure is an unarguably important task with inherent challenges. Often, teachers are outnumbered by students, and having enough eyes to make sure all areas are monitored is generally a very daunting task. It is not economically feasible, nor practical, to simply continue hiring additional aides to help watch over various areas of a school campus.
New tools provide optimal first line of defense
While technology advances in physical security for buildings and building proximity have been rapid and omnipresent, new tools for improved perimeter security have not been as visible, yet they still play an important role in overall security success.
Video-based customer-counting system increased data accuracy by 42 percent
For The Limited, an established U.S. women’s fashion retailer with 220 stores and 2,600 employees, finding better ways to manage and improve customer service, staffing levels, merchandising effectiveness and profitability is key to continued success.
The debate between analog and IP systems wanes
The days of debating the total cost of ownership of analog versus IP video surveillance are waning.
How new credentials and biometrics are helping protect people and property better
An employee at a particular major teaching hospital carries a magnetic stripe card with two barcodes on the lanyard. In addition, the employee must remember two different PINs and carry a proximity card for the institution’s other facility. That doesn’t make sense.
Consumers now have the ability to control multiple systems
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.
Popular pretzel peddler opts for professional perlustration program to improve operations
While the company attributes its success to the strength of its brand, the efficiency of its stores, and, of course, the quality of its pretzelry, it says it also is improving operations with the increasing presence and power of surveillance cameras.
Have you been to an airport lately? The security business is booming, and TSA agents are out in full splendor, screening passengers left and right. Nobody gets by the security agents staffing the front gates.
Different requirements factor into bandwidth calculation
When considering IP video design, a great deal of attention is usually given to bandwidth, processor throughput and storage.