Security Products Magazine August 2013 Digital Edition

August 2013

  • PERIMETER SECURITY - Distance The Other Variable
  • REMOTE POWER - Situational Awareness
  • LOCKS/ALARMS - Pumping Up Fire Protection
  • MEDICAL FACILITY - Providing Mercy


Providing Mercy

Security comes with command console: all systems monitored, operated and integrated.

By Paul Baratta

After dealing with proprietary systems that did not “play well” with each other, Mercy made the decision to replace them with non-proprietary, enterprise-level systems through Lenel.

Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Effectively responding to perceived threats

By Justin Thompson

Remote situational awareness provides operators, security personnel and first responders with decision making data to appropriately and effectively respond to perceived threats.

Pumping Up Fire Protection

Pumping Up Fire Protection

Plant’s communication and intelligibility issues solved

By Brian Carlson

The Grundfos-Indianapolis manufacturing facility in Indiana, a plant that produces a broad selection of water pumping equipment, much of which results in small to large fire pump systems for commercial facilities, was in need of a fire alarm upgrade.

Distance - The Other Variable

Distance – The Other Variable

Performance of even the best video cameras depends on the light that reaches it

By Aaron Tankersley

Zoom cameras allow targets from hundreds of feet away to be viewed up close, while megapixel cameras can cover larger areas with fewer cameras. But is it really that simple?


An Insight to Technology

By Ralph C. Jensen

As more systems are going online, the more these systems rely on a wireless backbone to deliver security in a world filled with technology, smartphones and tablets.

WDR is Everywhere Lately

WDR is Everywhere Lately

Recommendations for getting the most out of your WDR cameras

By Wendi Burke

The term wide dynamic range (WDR) is used to describe the function of a camera designed to produce clearer, more actionable images and/or video in circumstances where back light and intense illumination can vary excessively, especially when both very bright and very dark areas are simultaneously present in the camera’s field-of-view.

Networking Security

Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service

How did we get here, and what does it mean for IP video surveillance?

By Vince Ricco

In the 1980s, a keynote speaker at a Novell Users Group meeting said, “All things will become IP.” It was almost certain the industry would adopt Asynchronous Transfer Mode, or ATM, as a more secure and deterministic networking technology.

The Truth about VLANs

The Truth about VLANs

What security integrators need to know

By Steven Olen

A common misperception among security system integrators is the notion that an IP surveillance network must be separate and distinct from corporate or campus data, and the voice network. However, having a separate, distinct network for video surveillance comes with a price.

Dealer Strategies

A Strategic Edge

A Strategic Edge

Vendor finance: giving dealers room for growth

By Mark Scardigli

Some equipment vendors can be hesitant when financing their customers. However, vendor financing is a significant way to gain a strategic advantage over the competition.

Looking forward for business

Looking Forward for Business

Security horizon has bountiful outlook

By Ralph C. Jensen

In the world of product distribution, Tri-Ed Distribution means business. In fact, President and CEO Pat Comunale is so excited about the security industry’s future, he plans to bring five, recently-acquired, data solutions centers into the security vertical.

An American Dream

An American Dream

By Ralph C. Jensen

Everyone loves a good story, especially if there is a bit of patriotism, some struggle and a sprinkle of romance. And, throw in a flight from communist dictatorship to America, it might mean tears to your eyes.

Raising Money

Why alarm companies must be financially solvent

By Jim Wooster

An electronic security and fire alarm company can be a great business for many reasons, including the ability to be successful at a range of company sizes or the fact that barriers to entry can be fairly low.

Using the Network for Security

Using the Network for Security

Is a retrofit security solution the answer?

By Kim Rahfaldt

Joe from ABC Company has had the same security management system for 15 years in all of his buildings. He likes it; he knows it inside and out, and he can give training classes to his security guards on how to use it.

No Phone Calls Necessary

No Phone Calls Necessary

The ASAP program allows emergency personnel to arrive on the scene faster than before

By Lindsay Page

The success of ASAP didn’t happen overnight. In fact, there have been several efforts to help deal with alarm monitoring over the past 20 years.

Smart Technology

Opportunities set for builders get dealers knocking at the front door

By Keith Brandon

Traditionally, homebuyers have been most interested in modern kitchens or high-tech home features. And for most homebuyers, a lock was just that… a lock.


New Products

  • 4K Video Decoder

    3xLOGIC’s VH-DECODER-4K is perfect for use in organizations of all sizes in diverse vertical sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality, education and commercial premises. 3

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3