December 2012

  • SECURITY TRENDS - Current and Future Trends Abound
  • RETAIL SECURITY - Tackling Theft
  • GOVSEC WEST - GovSec West Exhibitors Greet Large Crowds
  • UTILITY SECURITY - Wireless for Utilities
  • INDUSTRY EXCHANGE - Bordering on Chaos


Features

GovSec West Exhibitors Greet Large Crowds

Compiled by the Security Products’ Editorial Staff

The more than 40 exhibitors were one of the highlights of the conference that wrapped up in October in Dallas.


Current and Future Trends Abound

Looking at access control, video surveillance

By Blake Kozak, Niall Jenkins

While technology developments such as near-field communications (NFC) and personal identification verification (PIV) credentials are becoming more widespread, emerging product developments that offer interesting challenges to the traditional concepts of access control, like ecosystems and access control as a service (ACaaS), are presenting more of an opportunity for suppliers of access control equipment.


Wireless for Utilities

IP network destined to connect smart appliances to home or office

By Cosimo Malesci

Utilities and governments around the world are investing billions of dollars into upgrading the existing analog electric, gas and water grids into two-way communication networks capable of optimizing distribution and reducing costs for consumers.


Tackling Theft

Increasing profitability in an ever-changing retail environment

By Wayne Jared

In a challenging, ever-changing retail environment, it’s more important than ever for retailers to find innovative solutions to tackle enormous margin-eaters, like theft, in order to create operational efficiencies and protect their bottom line.


Departments

Special Security System Fills Customs' Needs

By Karen Evans

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has some stiff security requirements at its field office in Miami. The agency needed an access control system that accepted the Inscription: HSPD12.FIPS 201 government card system.


Closing Out 2012; Hello New Year

By Ralph C. Jensen

As we close out 2012 and stare into the reality of 2013, I am reminded of all that has happened in our publishing world this year. It has been a wonderful time.


Bordering on Chaos

Do you believe you might have to defend yourself from terrorists in this country?

By Ronnie Rittenberry


Networking Security

If You Thought Megapixel Cameras Were More Expensive, Think Again

Take an updated look at the price of networking in the 21st century

By Scott Schafer

There is a misconception in the security industry that megapixel cameras are more expensive than conventional cameras. Don’t believe it.


Securing The Coming M2M Communications Boom

All points connect to exceed 60 billion devices by 2020

By Cathal McDaid

It is beyond dispute that Machine to Machine (M2M) technology and communications will influence our daily personal and business lives in the coming years.


Distributed Storage Done Right

Debate revolves around scalability and cost effectiveness

By Mahesh Saptharishi, Ph.D.

Scalable system architectures have been the source of many debates within the security industry.


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

  • XS4 Original+

    XS4 Original+

    The SALTO XS4 Original+ design is based on the same proven housing and mechanical mechanisms of the XS4 Original. The XS4 Original+, however, is embedded with SALTO’s BLUEnet real-time functionality and SVN-Flex capability that enables SALTO stand-alone smart XS4 Original+ locks to update user credentials directly at the door. Compatible with the array of SALTO platform solutions including SALTO Space data-on-card, SALTO KS Keys as a Service cloud-based access solution, and SALTO’s JustIn Mobile technology for digital keys. The XS4 Original+ also includes RFID Mifare DESFire, Bluetooth LE and NFC technology functionality. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3