Security Products Magazine July 2014 Digital Edition

July 2014

  • MARITIME SECURITY - Bringing Mixed Results
  • THERMAL IMAGING - Drilling for Opportunity
  • ASSET MANAGEMENT - Best Practices for Key Control


Video surveillance professionals capitalizing on America’s emerging energy boom

Drilling for Opportunity

Video surveillance professionals capitalizing on America’s emerging energy boom

By Anthony Incorvati

The International Energy Agency predicts that America will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by 2017 and be a net oil exporter by 2030.

Improving transit system safety with integrated security solutions

On the Move

Improving transit system safety with integrated security solutions

By Greg Peratt

According to data from the American Public Transportation Association, riders took a staggering 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013, marking the eighth year in row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.

Regulations and money are all part of maritime security

Bringing Mixed Results

Regulations and money are all part of maritime security

By Vicki Contavespi

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are 361 major ports with port authorities as the others are governed by various state and local public entities, portnavigation districts and municipal port departments.

Adding a Razberi to the Mix

Adding a Razberi to the Mix

Including proper technologies in security solutions enhances overall application

By Mig Paredes

Throughout Mexico, residents trust Presta Prenda de Banco Azteca for short-term, secured loans on jewelry, electronics and other valuables. Much like the pawn shop business model in the United States, Presta Prenda customers obtain immediate cash with various repayment options.

Best Practices for Key Control

Best Practices for Key Control

Technology comes from inside the box

By Fernando Pires

Key control and asset management technology are reliable and cost-effective methods to improve security by ensuring that facility keys are properly managed with regard to access, storage and tracking.


Omniscient Security Video

Omniscient Security Video

Today’s all-seeing video surveillance systems offer dramatic improvements in situational awareness

By Richard E. Widup Jr.

Seeing what’s out there is the beginning of situational awareness. Over the years, video surveillance technology has steadily raised the level of situational awareness available to security teams, and today’s video technologies are pushing the envelope again.

Be Safe in Your Travels

By Ralph C. Jensen

Do you remember that one hotel you’ve stayed at during the course of your travels? You remember the one I’m talking about; it looked good on the outside, but inside, there was no security. It sort of left you feeling weak in the knees hoping nothing bad would happen.

Dealer Strategies

Keeping Homes and Schools Safe in a Changing Environment

Keeping Homes and Schools Safe in a Changing Environment

Why companies and associations—such as the Electronic Security Association and COPS Monitoring—are dedicating themselves to making homes and schools safe in an era with a constantly changing security landscape

By Jamie Friedlander

Every 14.4 seconds—about the time it takes to rinse your hands—a home in the U.S. is burglarized. That means that during the roughly two minutes it takes to brush your teeth, eight homes have been robbed.

Making the case - Providing confirmation of an actual intrusion

Making the Case

Providing confirmation of an actual intrusion

By Jeremy Bates

Beyond the added intelligence that verified alarms afford police officers when strategizing safer and more effective responses to real intrusion events, verification is also able to deliver practicality of another kind altogether: the minimization of false alarm dispatches.

Opportunities and Challenges for Home Security

Opportunities and Challenges for Home Security

Your home will be getting smarter and able to do more for you

By Rob Phillips

Rapidly growing technology brings both opportunities and challenges to our industry that dealers are digesting now and will be down the road as home automation creates remote lifestyle options that simplify a customer’s daily schedule.

How Easy Are You?

It’s a question that we all must ask ourselves at some point: “How easy am I to deal with?”

By Charlie Howell

Over the last few years, I have heard from integrators that the biggest challenge isn’t necessarily landing projects, but instead keeping margin.

Regular Consultation

Regular Consultation

New York integrator sets security tone on higher education campus

By Ralph C. Jensen

From its beginnings a half century ago, SBU has been characterized by innovation, energy and progress that includes state-of-the-art security systems to protect students, staff and instructors, while transforming the lives of people who earn degrees and those who make groundbreaking discoveries in the university’s laboratories.

TRI ED Technology Roadshows Meet and Exceed Dealers Expectations

TRI-ED Technology Roadshows Meet and Exceed Dealers’ Expectations

The landscape of our industry continues to shift and change with the steady introduction of new products and technologies.

By Pat Comunale

As part of our commitment to helping dealers and integrators adapt to evolving technologies, TRI-ED offers an array of ongoing training events and Counter Days in each of its 60 branch locations.

Campus Security & Life Safety

The Need for Enterprise Mobile Duress

The Need for Enterprise Mobile Duress

Everyday violence often goes unaddressed

By Don Commare

When most people think of school violence, they immediately think of school shootings. The media saturation that covers these shootings makes it unavoidable. however, school shootings are only the most extreme and rarest example of school violence.

Hybrid Credentials

Be it a card or a mobile phone, credentials will be smart

By Jeremy Earles

There are three major initiatives for cards and credentials on college and healthcare campuses that every security director needs to be aware of

A Day in the Life

Safety elevates; security gets tactical

By Steve Surfaro

Students, staff and instructors begin their day at a reasonable hour during a work day, but for security, time has no meaning.

Getting Smarter

Being prepared with security means using the latest technology

By Jill Baker

The ELERTS Campus app is designed for broader use among students, teachers and residents in keeping with the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign.

Maintaining Good Health

Maintaining Good Health

Technology systems, including IP video, promote security that is essential to healing

By Courtney Mamuscia

Hospitals offer patients a controlled environment that encourages rapid healing protected from the outside world. Yet, hospitals are open to the public and subject to many of the same security threats as the world at large.

Schools Turn to Audio Security

Schools Turn to Audio Security

Teaming up with video surveillance can boost safety

By Richard Brent

An increased need for the safety of students and staff has caused school systems around the United States to examine their security equipment and protocols.

Security on a Budget

Security on a Budget

A good place to start is the front door of any campus facility

By Patrick V. Fiel Sr.

There’s an old axiom that a good salesman could sell virtually anything to anybody—even if the item isn’t always the best fit for a need.

Budgeting for Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

It seems odd to me that people talk about school or campus security in terms of having a budget. I do understand that there is no endless resource for new equipment and technology, but really, security measures and technology should get top billing.

New Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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