Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - September 2014

September 2014

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your Video Surveillance Investment
  • Enough to Go Around
  • The New Landscape
  • The ABCs of PoE
  • Enhancing the Customer Experience
  • Standardizing as a Breakthrough


How to Get the Most Out of Your Video Surveillance Investment

Three agencies have cracked the code

By Rodell Notbohm

Transit systems across the country strive to make the smartest investments to improve community safety and provide valuable resources for law enforcement.

Standardizing as a Breakthrough

Alcatel-Lucent locations find peace of mind at each spot

By Kim Rahfaldt

Alcatel-Lucent, a leader in products and innovations in IP and cloud networking as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access, is responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.

The New Landscape

Visitor identity management in healthcare takes a turn for the better

By Ajay Jain

Managing access privileges for visitors, contractors and vendors in hospitals is a significant challenge for healthcare institutions.

Data Breaches: Who’s Ultimately Responsible?

By Ginger Hill

In 0.27 seconds, these were the top headlines that Google pulled from 67,500 results highlighting the latest data breaches around the globe.

Enhancing the Customer Experience

Primary security mission is keeping stores safe and shrink low

By Ted Guzek

Consumers’ expectations about their shopping experience at brickand- mortar, retail stores are changing. Mobile devices allow consumers to find any information they need with just a few clicks of a button, and this sense of immediacy has spread to how they shop.

Enough to Go Around

Generating efficiency in vaccine delivery with biometric authentication

By Bill Spence

Some of the most satisfying applications of sophisticated security technologies have little to do with security. Today, biometric identity management plays a critical role in delivering necessary vaccines to children in the developing world.

Protect a Key

KeyBank auto delivers accurate key usage information, convenience and security

By Ralph C. Jensen

When Steven Shaker wants to know who last took a car on his lot out for a demo or wants to see the demo history of a specific vehicle, all he has to do is go to his computer and check the Morse Watchmans KeyPro software for the answer.

Windstorm Solutions for Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Various codes apply when preparing for the forces of nature

By Minu Youngkin

When it comes to windstorm solutions, it’s all code-driven as door, lock and hardware chosen for an opening are determined by hurricane or tornado codes. The challenge comes with knowing which codes apply.

The ABCs of PoE

Integrators have a real advantage with increased installation flexibility and lower labor cost

By Richard L. Malstrom

With the introduction of IP cameras, system integrators have experienced big improvements in the quality and performance of video systems that can be offered to their customers.


Hot Time in Atlanta

By Ralph C. Jensen

There are a lot of important things about the month of September: School is underway; football has started; and it is time for ASIS.

The Proprietary Trap

Open Architecture 101 as it generally relates to access control and security technology

By Steve Fisher

The entire computing world at one time was strictly proprietary. In other words, the election to use one piece of software or hardware dictated the requirement to get additional expansion and support from the single provider for the lifetime of that purchase.

Dealer Strategies

Not All Universities are the Same

By Ralph C. Jensen

I’ve seen a lot of higher education campuses in my travels, and until late July, all of them have been beautiful, pastoral settings with buildings over acres of land. However, it was my pleasure and surprise to visit Pace University in downtown New York City.

The Backbone of Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

Rob Lydic spends a lot of time traveling around the upper Midwest and Northwest, heralding the needs of security, proper equipment and how dealers can make more money in their own businesses.

When Does Warranty Begin?

A closer look at one of the most debated topics at the end of a project

By Charlie Howell

Most of us have been at the end of a project when the owner/ client asks the popular question: “When does the one-year warranty begin?” The answer becomes one of the most debated topics, only second to the end-of-project, door-locking hardware debacle.

Picking Up the Pace

By Ralph C. Jensen

Idesco Corp. started in the security business in the early 1940s. They began with ID badging for the Department of the Army. Well, times have changed, a lot, in the past seven or eight decades but one constant is that Idesco is still involved in security.


New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 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

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3