- MEDICAL SECURITY - Making a Cultural Shift
- BIOMETRIC INTELLIGENCE - Your Biometric Accepted Here
- IP VIDEO - Retrofit to IP
- LOCKS/ALARMS - Mission Control
Change empowers staff to be part of the credentialing process
By Greg Goyne
Hospitals operate 24/7. As a result, countless numbers of people enter and exit their facilities. In order to provide a safe environment for their patients and employees, they need to know who these people are and why they are there.
Life safety systems play an important role in high-security facility
By Brian Carlson
Dealing with an obsolete, legacy fire alarm system and a separate, standalone ECS, the building owner’s property management company, Childress Klein Properties, Inc., turned to local Gamewell-FCI distributor Critical Systems LLC, to help them find a new, comprehensive solution.
Using legacy cable to save costs and manpower
By Guy Apple
Choice, cost savings, speed of deployment and convenience. This is what the use of existing legacy cable can afford the end-user as they migrate existing, analog-based surveillance, access control or intercom systems to IP.
Initial resistance gives way to mainstream acceptance when biometrics allow convenient and secure access
By Phil Scarfo
While the adoption of biometrics has never been more widespread, highly-successful security- and privacy-enhancing applications have been deployed worldwide across all industries; yet, the general public narrative remains focused more on the risks rather than the benefits.
Turning technology staff into your biggest champions
By John Bartolac
IT professionals are becoming increasingly involved in video surveillance initiatives across all industries. It’s time to build strong relationships with the IT side of the house and include them in discussions about any new system that will piggyback on their backbone.
Taking care of your security solutions is a wise choice
By Gary Bibeau
The days of security systems guarding primarily against theft, vandalism and violence are long gone; instead, camera systems are mostly to protect companies against liabilities such as accidents and negligence.
Devices meet challenging ECS requirements for an energy company’s sprawling campus
By David George
When officials at the United Illuminating Co., a regional energy distribution company in New Haven, Conn., planned the recent completion of their 56-acre corporate headquarters, their “must-have” list included a campus-wide Emergency Communications System (ECS).
Creating a vehicular perimeter security system
By Greg Hamm
From pedestrian-filled farmers markets and universities to new and used car lots, a wide variety of agencies find peace of mind through the use of barriers, bollards, barricades and crash gates for vehicle-based physical access control at the perimeter.
Friedman brings blighted Chicago real estate into technology world
By Mary Wilbur
As the only 24/7 neighborhood in Chicago, River North and Friedman Properties have a shared vision for the area to ensure that success will continue to present itself: aligning the right tenants with the right buildings, demanding the best in security and investing purposefully.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Some of the most discouraging statistics in the security industry are the record numbers reported in shoplifting from dishonest employees. Recent numbers reported by Jack L. Hayes International shows that those numbers have increased yet again.
Mobile-originated SMS creates a four-factor authentication solution by sending a simple text message
By Scott Goldman, Robert Foster
Jane and Jake work for the same company. This week they’re on one of those dreaded road trips—three cities in four days—and are, as we all are, completely dependent on their tools of choice while on the move.
By Gábor Marosvári
Compliance with increasingly stringent regulations for organizations providing outsourced IT services, particularly in regards to data protection, is becoming more difficult.
Organizations must stop relying on their Internet service providers to protect them from attacks and take matters into their own hands
By Mark Byers
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are some of the oldest Internet threats and continue to be the top risk to networks around the world.
Power protection is significant in the networking and IP camera space
By Samantha Wade
While businesses will spend thousands of dollars on cameras and recording systems, alarms, intrusion detection, emergency communication and theft prevention, many overlook the need for systems’ power protection.