September 2012


Features

Reaching New Heights

Advancing video technologies are poised to meet emerging application needs

By Greg Peratt

Security challenges in the airport environment are likely to increase rather than decrease over time. The trends toward more passengers, traffic and frequent flights also will mean more people, baggage and airplanes to watch and protect.


Think Ink

Finding the perfect technology for your cards

By Jeff Tingley

As the number of applications that require visual authentication and increased security grows, identification cards are commonly taken as a cost-of-entry to ensure physical security and access.


Work Hard Play Hard

Albuquerque hotel, casino upgrades surveillance system to provide best customer experience

By Todd Flowers

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend getaway or a business conference, a meeting or a round of golf, the four-star, family-friendly Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque is dedicated to offering its guests a pleasant stay with amenities that include a full-service spa.


Situational Awareness

The key to security on the high seas

By Thurston Brooks

Due to increases in maritime commercial trade and related terrorist activity, challenges to maritime security have produced a demand for better and smarter technology to support our forces and protect our offshore assets.


To The Chalkboard

Diagramming a multi-campus strategy

By Fredrik Nilsson

When police in Racine, Wis., issued an “attempt to locate” alert for a sexual assault suspect at Gateway Technical College, students received an email from campus security stating that the college had video footage of the event that might help authorities apprehend the culprit.


A Port In The Storm

Maritime regulations and security systems have changed rapidly since 2001

By Debjit Das

In 2011, U.S. imports of manufactured goods exceeded $2 trillion and exports reached approximately $1.3 trillion, reflecting an annual growth of more than 15 percent from 2010.


New To Emergency

Students, faculty offer words of support for lighted towers

By Eric Holtane

A year ago—new to the industry and lacking any special knowledge associated with campus safety or general security—I started working at an Illinoisbased emergency communication company.


Departments

Total Situational Awareness

Taking a look at PSIM and PIAM convergence

By Ajay Jain

It begins with a single system. It could be an access control system or a video system, but for a time it is enough to serve the company’s needs.


Meeting of the Minds

By Ralph C. Jensen

Like most worthwhile enterprises, the security industry is made up of numerous valuable partnerships.


New Products

  • D-Tools System Integrator (SI) Software

    D-Tools System Integrator (SI) Software

    D-Tools Inc. has announced the availability of System Integrator version 16, which adds powerful new project and service management capabilities to its award-winning, end-to-end business management solution. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

    LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

    LiftMaster Transforms the Garage Door Opener Into a Sleek Smart Home Device That Does More Than Open and Close the Garage Door 3