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Targets of opportunity must be protected from thieves
By Juan Hernandez
Scrub brush and Joshua trees dot the arid landscape where a new wave of wind and solar development is growing along the desert floor.
Internet solutions so simple teachers can focus on the classroom
By Stina Ehrensvard
Here is how a leading primary school in the United Kingdom solved a problem of providing Internet security tools to protect staff from a variety of security threats when accessing the school’s online resources and network from home, keeping the focus on learning.
Focusing on the perimeter equally as important as the front gate
By Patricia Logue
There are not many topics that can invoke more mass fear in the general public than threats against major U.S. airports.
Universities learning to use biometrics throughout the campus
By Jennifer Toscano
From dormitories to sororities, libraries to on-campus dining halls, biometric technology is transforming the way universities nationwide keep students and staff safe.
Tool maker seeks topnotch security management system
By Kim Rahfaldt
If you’ve ever been to a construction site, chances are you’ve seen Hilti Corp.’s construction tools or its plumbing, heating and air conditioning mechanisms. Hilti’s signature bright red industrial tools and components are used by construction crews worldwide.
How one small dot—if part of a typosquat—can lead to security breach
By Ronnie Rittenberry
In the world of literature, folklore and myth, the appearance of a doppelganger is generally bad news.
We don’t talk much about bollards and barriers, but it’s a part of security that captures my curiosity. Maybe it is just because I like the crash dummies. Part of me hasn’t grown up yet; I like cars.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Portable barriers seem like an economical means to provide security at some pretty high-level events. Not so long ago, the city of Pittsburgh welcomed leaders from the world’s most powerful economic nations by hosting the G-8 conference.
Security dealers rave about advantages of education
By Valerie Chernek
Nearly 1,000 U.S. security dealers rely on AlarmWATCH Inc., a UL/2050, SCIF- and IQ-certified central monitoring station, for its state-of-the-art monitoring and redundant back-up systems; but that’s not what you’ll typically hear them rave about the most.
Drive underway for Web-based security
By Angela Remmert
Ask any long-running business in any industry about the key to longevity, and it’s a fair bet that most will list good customer service at the top of the list.
Directional sounders reduce evacuation times by clearly defining immediate escape routes
By Christa Poss
Installed at building exits or along egress routes, directional sounders produce broadband noise using locatable sound to guide building occupants (to safety or outside of the building).
Making sure your clients can bring customers to your front door
By Bob Maunsell
One of the quickest ways to double your security business and get better quality clientele is to have systems in place that put your clients to work for you—systems that generate referrals.
By Mark S. Wilson
Miami Dade County schools depend upon superior surveillance.
University aims to grow capabilities and response with new system
By Samuel Shanes
The safety and security of students, faculty and guests is paramount for any educational institution. It is always a challenge to implement a system that can not only protect these people, but also provide the means of responding to any situation.
Growing Texas school district adds comprehensive video surveillance system
By Nicole Segura
Pflugerville (pronounced “flew-grr-ville”) Independent School District rests in a popular suburb just northeast of Austin, Texas. Encompass - ing nearly 100 square miles, PISD enrolls more than 21,000 students on 29 campuses.
Inconspicuously out of sight, power supplies are always critical to security solutions
By Ralph C. Jensen
Power supplies are a vital system component but are not always considered
to be mission critical. Often situated in a utility area, power
supplies are essential to continuous, trouble-free operation.
Dealers benefit from a monitoring company that keeps the customer top-of-mind
By Megan Weadock
In today’s ever-evolving security landscape, the “next best thing” often eclipses the importance of the fundamentals. Even as new interactive services and home control systems are introduced, at its core home security in particular relies on dependable systems, fast response and, as always, good customer service.
Disaster planning before it is needed makes good sense.
By Bill Allen
By the time disaster strikes, it is too late to take many of the important steps to protect a campus. Unfortunately, many educational institutions overlook disaster preparedness planning or simply assume a calamity won’t happen on their campus.
Don't turn a good deal sour
By Martin Stein, Steve Hall
As the public markets gyrate and the mergers and acquisition market becomes more attractive, it’s worth noting some common misconceptions of sellers in private equity deals that might railroad your deal.