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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  • Videoloft Cloud Video Surveillance VSaaS Solution

    Videoloft Cloud Video Surveillance VSaaS Solution

    Videoloft focuses on transforming traditional professional surveillance systems into cloud connected solutions via the Videoloft Cloud Adapter. 3

  • XS4 Original+

    XS4 Original+

    The SALTO XS4 Original+ design is based on the same proven housing and mechanical mechanisms of the XS4 Original. The XS4 Original+, however, is embedded with SALTO’s BLUEnet real-time functionality and SVN-Flex capability that enables SALTO stand-alone smart XS4 Original+ locks to update user credentials directly at the door. Compatible with the array of SALTO platform solutions including SALTO Space data-on-card, SALTO KS Keys as a Service cloud-based access solution, and SALTO’s JustIn Mobile technology for digital keys. The XS4 Original+ also includes RFID Mifare DESFire, Bluetooth LE and NFC technology functionality. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3