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

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 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