April 2012

  • WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY - Indoor Wireless Path Loss
  • PERIMETER SECURITY - Into the Future
  • CLOUD STORAGE - Creative Uses for Hosted Video Sureillance
  • SECURITY SOFTWARE - Keeping Up with the Tools


Features

In The Field - Automated system detects and prevents potential criminal activity

In The Field

Automated system detects and prevents potential criminal activity

By Rolland Trayte

Cell towers and accompanying cell sites attract more attention in the area of security than ever before.


On the fence line - Good security means a layered approach

On The Fence Line

Good security means a layered approach; great security begins at the perimeter

By Patricia Logue

Susceptibility to an attack begins with an unprotected perimeter. In the past, an unprotected perimeter often meant the opportunity for myriad security breaches, loss of assets and the chance for loss of human life.


Creative Uses for Hosted Video Surveillance - What do golf tournaments, racetracks, pedestrian malls and construction sites have in common

Creative Uses For Hosted Video Surveillance

What do golf tournaments, racetracks, pedestrian malls and construction sites have in common?

By Matt Krebs

Hosted video has leveled the playing field for many small businesses looking to secure their properties with the latest network surveillance technology.


Keeping Up With The Tools - Integrated, scalable system controls and manages keys to locked tool boxes

Keeping Up With The Tools

Integrated, scalable system controls and manages keys to locked tool boxes

By Del V. Salvi

There are hundreds of specialized tools used on a daily basis at the United Airlines jet engine rebuild and test facility, a 20-acre maintenance and operations center adjacent to San Francisco International Airport.


Into the Future - Endless possibilities take New Jersey hospital forward

Into The Future

Endless possibilities take New Jersey hospital forward

By Kim Rahfaldt

Since 1925, northern New Jersey has turned to Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck for healthcare excellence.


Indoor Wireless Path Loss - Four factors must be considered for transmission range

Indoor Wireless Path Loss

Four factors must be considered for transmission range

By Mike Derby

Unlike digital systems, trying to quantify the range performance of radio frequency (RF) communication systems can be difficult due to the large role the environment has on radio frequency signals.


Departments

Medical Integration - Dallas hospital includes emergency phone system on campus

Medical Integration

Dallas hospital includes emergency phone system on campus

By Samuel Shanes

Integration of multifaceted security systems can be a serious challenge. Using cameras, call boxes, mass notification systems and access control readers together is a difficult but increasingly common goal.


Ralph Jensen

On the Inside

By Ralph C. Jensen

We have a pretty diverse lineup of events to talk about in this month’s issue of Security Products magazine. We begin with our cover feature from Michael Derby, the founder and chief technology officer at AvaLAN Wireless.


Supplement

Into the Air

Standards development assists with integration issues, but will interoperability ever become a reality?

By Ian Johnston

The development of custom video drivers is a huge barrier for less-established brand names. From a stand-alone camera manufacturer’s perspective, it is impossible to gain market share without being included in the more popular VMS platforms. Without strong market share, however, VMS companies cannot devote the time or the energy to support these lower-tier brands.


Riding Shotgun - Mobile computer systems are proving themselves vital to the future of public safety

Riding Shotgun

Mobile computer systems are proving themselves vital to the future of public safety

By TJ Kennedy

Its deputies in the field were being asked to make do with an old, end-of-life mobile data terminal (MDT) system that it had been using for more than two decades.


From Physical To Cyber - Locking down network video surveillance

From Physical To Cyber

Locking down network video surveillance

By Steve Surfaro

Both physical security and IT professionals place great importance on cyber security.


Enabling Collaboration - IP based system provides speed for emergency response teams

Enabling Collaboration

IP-based system provides speed for emergency response teams

By Ben Bradley

Emergency preparedness requires critical communications to be response ready—help can’t wait when disaster strikes.


Covering Oyster Bay - Wayward tropical storm blitzes New York coastline emergency phones intact

Covering Oyster Bay

Wayward tropical storm blitzes New York coastline, emergency intact

By Samuel Shanes

The town of Oyster Bay, part of the New York metropolitan area, is the only town in Nassau County that extends from the North Shore to the South Shore of Long Island.


In A Flash - Flash memory delivers performance benefits to video storage, but at what cost

In A Flash

Flash memory delivers performance benefits to video storage, but at what cost?

By Lee Caswell

Surveillance data is critical in applications ranging from retail to government, and gaming to transportation.


The Four Cs of Success - Committing leadership and resources is a top priority

The Four C's of Success

Committing leadership and resources is a top priority

By Dan Myslewski

When selecting a partner for your government security program, it’s important to keep in mind the four C’s that lead to success: commitment, compliance, coverage and communication.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3