Security Products Magazine February 2013 Digital Edition

February 2013

  • CLOUD COMPUTING/STORAGE - Disaster Recovery
  • WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY - Cellular Challenges
  • BANKING SECURITY - Lighting a New Design
  • RETAIL SECURITY - Adding IP Video to Manage Shrink


Features

Keeping Control of Who

Keeping Control of Who's on Campus

Virtually every school faces the challenge of unknown visitors

By Anthony Zagami

Visitor management is a problem that faces virtually every school, but is particularly troublesome when more trusting children are present.


Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Surveillance plays critical role in natural and man-made disasters

By Lee Caswell, Greg Pellegrino

Hurricane Sandy disrupted power, Internet, phone and various other technical services for millions of people and businesses along the East Coast in 2012. In the aftermath of the storm, organizations are reviewing the effectiveness—or lack thereof—of disaster recovery plans across all of their systems.


countering domestic ieds

Countering Domestic IEDs

Homegrown terrorists and global threat networks are real and present a significant challenge to the United States

By Bob Levine

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are no longer an overseas or war zone threat; they are an increasing threat on U.S. soil from both global and domestic terrorists.


Cellular Challenges

Cellular Challenges

Remote industrial devices need protection too

By Michael Derby

Connection of industrial network devices with a cellular modem can be challenging. In most cases, industrial network devices are operating backwards from how typical consumers utilize an Internet connection over a cellular modem.


Mobile Discussion

Mobile Discussion

In the near future, many will trade card credential to use their own smartphone for access control

By Jeremy Earles

As they use mobile applications in other aspects of their lives, students entering the workforce will fuel demand for increased use of their smartphones.


adding ip video to manage shrink

Adding IP Video to Manage Shrink

UK retailer reduces loss at cash registers and boosts customer service

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

Milestone provides Creaseys Guernsey management team and supervisors with an effective tool for protecting the outlet from cash handling and high-value item theft.


Lights, Camera, Action

Lights, Camera, Action

New IP video technologies will play starring roles in 2013 and beyond

By Fredrik Nilsson

Just as cutting edge movie-making technology has changed the face of the entertainment industry, cutting-edge IP video surveillance technology has changed the face of physical security.


Lighting a New Design

Lighting a New Design

Projecting a safer image within the community

By Mike Ross

A large, multinational banking institution with several thousand branches across the United States was faced with inconsistent exterior lighting around entrances, ATMs and night depositories, which presented potential security and safety issues for customers and employees.


Departments

Single Focus on Education

Single Focus on Schools

By Ralph C. Jensen

Education security should not be a political issue, but it is. Evaluating legislators’ thought process is not only interesting, but also reveals that proactive measures need to be taken in school settings.


the future is here, you just have to find it

The Future is Here, You Just Have to Find It

By Martin Gren

I wanted to share some of our technology visions and the IP video trends we see shaping up in the near future. What might some of the most forward looking real-world security installations look like five years from now?


Networking Security

Six Steps To Choosing Your Next Gen Intrusion Prevention System

Six Steps To Choosing Your Next Gen Intrusion Prevention System

New technologies bring new challenges

By Don Shin

IT professionals are adopting the latest technologies to meet increasing bandwidth demands, create higher and faster performing networks and increase availability.


What's All The Fuss

By Ralph C. Jensen

I am afforded the opportunity to view a lot of installs around the country, and every one of them is about the installation of networked cameras. I’ve never been invited to a place where someone has installed 100 or more analog cameras, which makes me believe that IP video surveillance is on the rise.


get smart with poe

Get Smart With POE

10 reasons smart switches are the wise upgrade for IP surveillance networks

By Steven Olen

When developing IP surveillance installations, many security system integrators and IP-Surveillance network designers have turned to PoE technology, and for good reason. Using PoE cameras and switches eliminates the need for separate power and data cables, thus simplifying installation, increasing flexibility for camera locations and saving money.


Video Surveillance On The Go

Video Surveillance On The Go

The necessity of a fully functional Web Client and Mobile VMS

By James Whitcomb

After investing thousands of dollars in a video management system, it’s important to be able to maintain the level of features you have access to from a monitor station, such as making video clips, zoom and mapping.


Webinars

New Products

  • FEP GameChanger

    FEP GameChanger

    Paige Datacom Solutions Introduces Important and Innovative Cabling Products GameChanger Cable, a proven and patented solution that significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable will now have a FEP/FEP construction. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 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