August 2012


Features

Dissecting The Layers

Different product offerings meet various security requirements

By Jeff Brown

When people talk about layered physical security, they often think it involves having more than one security device at a particular point on their property.


Peace of Mind

One frame at a time

By Michael Irvin

We have all heard of “tightening the belt” in tough economic times, but few can relate as well as the multitude of private, not-for-profit organizations that rely on public and private donations and grants for their annual budget.


Circle The Wagons

Perimeter security in the physical world and cyber realm, from 500 miles away

By John Bartolac

As the first line of defense, perimeter security is often the initial focus: physical barriers, deterrent strategies, access control and intrusion detection systems, ground sensors and street patrols.


Increased Card Security

Brazil’s Central Bank adopts additional security measures

By Eric Widlitz

Protecting the physical integrity of personal and corporate information is an important task for Banco do Nordeste do Brazil (BNB), which goes above and beyond the security rules established by the Central Bank of Brazil to adopt additional security measures.


Boosting Identity

Knowing who’s who is imperative when so much relies on it

By Phil Scarfo

Today, decision makers can raise the bar on enterprise security without raising the complexity for their users.


From the IT Perspective

By Mike Green

Video surveillance as a network service continues to grow and presents expanded opportunities for silicon solutions.


Departments

Be Prepared in Case of Disaster

Planning ahead can prevent harm to people and the bottom line

When severe tornadoes struck six Southern states in April 2011, the ensuing crisis tested the mettle of emergency responders


Curbside Security

The first significantly new fire hydrant in more than a century could—and should—revolutionize the industry

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Of all the accoutrements of civilization—and they are myriad, from plumbing to Pop- Tarts—perhaps none is more routinely taken for granted than the lowly fire hydrant.


Video Provision

By Ralph C. Jensen

After recommending strategies for on-the-border video cameras and other security technologies, Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) and her colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives have passed H.R. 1299, known as the Secure Border Act.


Supplement

New Fire Protection Essential

High-risk moms, babies at heart of new maternity pavilion

By Beth Welch

Texas Children’s Hospital recently added a new high-rise facility, the Pavilion for Women, to its already impressive five-building campus in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston.


Providing Security

Making effective security integral to healthcare, corporate and education campuses

By Greg Peratt

IP technology makes it easier to secure a campus environment. This is true even for very large corporate, healthcare and education campuses where many points of security concern are spread across large geographic areas.


Safer More Secure Campuses

Keeping a close eye on students, visitors, faculty members and campus property is a critical concern for today’s institutions

By Vance Kozik

To enhance the quality of the educational experience as well as the safety of their students, many schools and universities today view campus safety as a top priority.


Cost-Effective Compliance

Full CJIS compliance to be enforced by 2013

By Chris Jensen

The FBI established the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) division in 1992, and it is now the bureau’s largest division.


Todays Threat Landscape

Thieves, hackers always looking for new ways to grab information

By Bill Morrow

Cyberthieves and hackers are always looking for new ways to obtain sensitive information. As Web browsers have become the common interface for accessing information that drives business activity, browsers have become the primary target of theft and data leakage.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3

  • 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