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.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3