Security Products Magazine June 2013 Digital Edition

June 2013

  • RETAIL SECURITY - Securing Storefronts
  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY - On a Wing and a Prayer
  • BUILDING AUTOMATION - Security and Building Automation Systems Coverage
  • ACCESS CONTROL - Healthcare on Guard


All Flights Go

All Flights Go

Mass notification capabilities brought to Air Force 64th and 65th Aggressor Squadrons

By Mike Madden

Post Cold War, some of the threats have changed, but the squadrons’ mission remains the same—to master the tactics of foreign air forces.

healthcare on guard

Healthcare on Guard

Open platform manages enterprise-wide security operations

By Joe Kirmser

As the largest healthcare provider in the Twin Cities’ East Metro area, HealthEast Care System is dedicated to offering its patients the highest quality medical services.

security and building automation systems converge

Security and Building Automation Systems Converge

Facility owners combine security and traditional building systems

By Andre Greco

Here’s a typical building systems setup in a large commercial office facility. The security function—video, access, intrusion, fire and other systems—is run over a dedicated network.

On a wing and a prayer

On A Wing And A Prayer

Security a vital component of helicopter service facilities

By Scott McNulty

Newfoundland and Labrador-based commercial service provider Cougar Helicopters doesn’t take safety and security lightly.

In the Customer’s Shoes

Brown Shoe Co. uses video analytics to step into customer analytics

By Megan Weadock

As IP technology and advanced video surveillance systems become increasingly popular, video analytics have officially entered the mainstream.


Veterans Memorial Service

By Esra Pope

In 2011, his mother, along with several other volunteers, joined forces with the Cedar Park Veterans Memorial Citizens Advisory Group to honor military veterans who have given their lives serving our country.

Here Comes the Sun

Megacenter harnesses solar power to illuminate parking lot collections

By Rebecca Overton

Lady Gaga, the Dallas Stars, the Dallas Mavericks and parking lots might seem like strange bedfellows, unless you’re heading to the American Airlines Center to watch a concert or game.

GovSec TREXPO CPM 2013

Satisfying Work

By Ralph C. Jensen

Let’s face it, tradeshow attendance is hard work. When a company is putting on its own tradeshow, it become less a trial and more a labor of love. Security Products magazine (1105 Media Inc.) owns GovSec, an annual security conference and exposition held in Washington, D.C. each spring.

Dealer Strategies

On the Move - Rob Phillips

On the Move

Mobile apps for the dealer and the customer

By Rob Phillips

Apps are more prevalent than ever. The best ones are clean, fast and easily navigable for all ages, not just the world’s youngest millionaires.

Getting the Dealer to Buy In

Water district uses video analytics to create a virtual perimeter

By Scott Ferguson

For many security industry professionals, one of two things often comes to mind when they hear the term, “video analytics.” One: high-tech, critical-infrastructure protection in applications such as airport security.

Upgrading to video verification

Upgrade to Video Verification

Classic burglar alarms fail to meet growing consumer expectations

By Keith Jentoft

Most of the 30 million classic burglar alarms installed since 1970 fail to meet growing consumer expectations of what a modern burglar alarm should be.

True Integration

True Integration

Security professional combines experience, innovation and design

By Rebecca Overton

Charlie Howell’s childhood was hardly conventional. While other children were reading comic books, he was poring over repair manuals and installation diagrams.

Project Management

By Dennis Adamkiewicz

I recently participated in a webinar titled Industrial Security in the Real World: Practical Steps, which indirectly discussed how some fundamental tenants of project management were applied to this topic.

hosted video can be lucrative

Hosted Video Can Be Lucrative

A recurring revenue stream that puts more profit in your pocket

By Matt Krebs

If you’re limiting your business to selling surveillance technology as a capital expense, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table.

The Circle of Life for Your Central Station

Lack of integration in your accounting, service and central station can minimize profitability

By Victoria Ferro

What job function does the staff of full-service central stations spend the most time performing? Processing signals? Taking calls? No! The answer is data entry.


New Products

  • HID Signo Readers

    HID Signo Readers

    HID Global has announced its HID® Signo™ Biometric Reader 25B that is designed to capture and read fingerprints in real-world applications and conditions. 3

  • Kangaroo Home Security System

    Kangaroo Home Security System

    Kangaroo is the affordable, easy-to-install home security system designed for anyone who wants an added layer of peace of mind and protection. It has several products, ranging from the fan-favorite Doorbell Camera + Chime, to the more comprehensive Front Door Security Kit with Professional Monitoring. Regardless of the level of desired security, Kangaroo’s designed to move with consumers - wherever that next chapter may be. Motion sensors, keypads and additional features can be part of the package to any Kangaroo system in place, anytime. Additionally, Kangaroo offers scalable protection plans with a variety of benefits ranging from 24/7 professional monitoring to expanded cloud storage, coverage for damage and theft. 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