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.


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

  • 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

  • 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