November 2012

  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY - Yard and Dock Management
  • GOVERNMENT SECURITY - Security in Alphabet City
  • RETAIL SECURITY - Hey You, Get Onto My Cloud
  • HEALTHCARE SECURITY - Managing Ever-Changing Security Needs
  • WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS - Preserving Agriculture


Managing Ever Changing Security Needs

Suite of solutions has cancer institute on cutting edge of security

By Shahar Ze’evi

The urban campus of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston is representative of many modern metropolitan healthcare institutions today, with a main campus in a busy city center that takes advantage of every available square inch.

Yard and Dock Management

Security must step in to mitigate rising costs of business

By Eric Breen

Facility managers and warehouse executives are facing unique challenges as logistics continue to increase and become more complex worldwide.

Security in Alphabet City

Key differences between government facilities and commercial buildings

By John Bartolac

On the surface, there’s not a great deal that differentiates security in government facilities from security in commercial buildings.

Hey You, Get Onto My Cloud

The ups and downs of cloud-powered retail video surveillance

By Martin Renkis

We live in an amazing era of computing that allows almost anyone to view images and videos from around the world on their device of choice with just a few clicks.

Preserving Agriculture

South Dakota operation employs security in rural setting

By Wendi Burke

A large agriculture operation in central South Dakota selected Dakota Security Systems to deploy an IP video surveillance system consisting of two HD megapixel indoor dome cameras and 12 HD megapixel exterior dome cameras from IQinVision.


On the Border

By Ralph C. Jensen

The death of a border patrol agent takes security to a new level and is something all Americans should be seriously concerned about. If this doesn’t worry you, please consider the life and career of CBP Agent Nicholas J. Ivie.

From Garage to the Speedway

Security begins at the front gate

By Neal Villarin

Millions of fans flock to speedways all over the country to catch a glimpse of the high-octane action that the world of auto racing provides.

Campus Security & Life Safety

A Gem Of A System

State-of-the-art system brings campus into focus

By Del V. Salvi

Middleton High School, a new 253,905-squarefoot facility, opened in Middleton, Idaho, in August 2011, featuring the newest technology throughout its entire campus, from lighting and computer-controlled heating and air conditioning systems to wireless communications technology.

At The Front Of The Class

Urban Virginia grade school modernizes with high-tech access control system

By Jumbi Edulbehram

Grade schools aren’t often early adopters of cutting-edge surveillance technology, but St. Mary’s School in Alexandria, Va., is an exception.

Who Monitors Your VMS?

Plan ensures that failure is not an option

By Linda Richardson

The key factor behind the success of CAP is having a dedicated technology specialist personally review a customer’s system status daily.

Customized Accountability

New key control system resolves potential liability issues at Western Kentucky University

By Ralph C. Jensen

The grounds crew, housekeeping and maintenance staff at Western Kentucky University used to carry building keys around with them 24/7 because that was the way it had always been done.

Locks Control Dynamic Environment

Access control features ease of use and other cost-saving advantages at community college

By David Vaughn

Mountain View College is one of several large schools in the Dallas County Community College District in Dallas, Texas. In two years or less, Mountain View students can earn an associate degree or technical diploma in areas ranging from education, accounting and business to aircraft dispatch, criminal justice and welding technology.

New Products

  • PDK IO Access Control Software

    PDK.IO Access Control Software

    ProdataKey now allows for "custom fields" within the interface of its software. Custom fields increase PDK's solutions' overall functionality by allowing administrators to include a wide range of pertinent data associated with each user. 3

  • Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software

    Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software

    Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and architect of the Open Blue digital connected platforms, has released the newest version of the Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software. 3

  • Unique Oversized ID Card Printer

    Unique Oversized ID Card Printer

    Idesco Corp. is announcing its card printer – the XCR100 2.0 printer- that allows customers to personalize oversized ID cards on demand. The printer is ideal for assisting healthcare organizations find the right badging solution. As healthcare facilities continue to combat the spread of COVID-19, issuing oversized ID cards has helped identify staff clearly while adding an extra layer of security. The XCR100 2.0 printer is the only dye-sublimation printer on the market that can personalize CR100 cards (3.88" x 2.63"). The cards that are 42% larger than the standard credit card size. The printer can produce up to 180 full cards per hour in color, and up to 1,400 cards per hour in monochrome. An optional flipper is available to print dual-sided badges in one pass. Contactless encoding comes as an option to help healthcare facilities produce secure access badges on demand and the card printer features a 2-year warranty. 3