Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - June 2015

June 2015

  • A Great Investment
  • A CLEER Path to IP
  • The Fighting Lady
  • Protecting the Nation's Power
  • Concert for Valor
  • Securing the Glass Entrance


A Great Investment - IP surveillance delivers ROI on multiple fronts

A Great Investment

IP surveillance delivers ROI on multiple fronts

By Hedgie Bartol

When it comes to IP video, too many customers base their buying decisions on the sizzle and not the steak. While the sizzle may tantalize, it’s the steak that satisfies your hunger.

Protecting The Nation

Protecting The Nation's Power

Target practice can take down the electrical grid

By Clint Hilbert

It was a late night shooting spree in early Spring of 2013, when an apparent lone rifleman situated in a thicket on a hillside in San Jose, Calif., attacked a large electrical power transmission substation by aiming and shooting at critical components as if playing an arcade game.

Not All Drone Detectors are Created Equally

Not All Drone Detectors are Created Equally

How the Boston Marathon could have been better protected from drones

By Phil Wheat, Zain Naboulsi

On a recent Monday morning, about 1 million spectators and 30,000 runners participated in the Boston Marathon, two years after the bombing tragedy that impacted so many people’s lives.

The Fighting Lady

The Fighting Lady

Securing our nation’s history with today’s technology at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

By Taylor Foster

In 1975, one of the most revered naval aircraft carriers—the USS Yorktown— was relocated to Mount Pleasant, S.C., to star as the centerpiece attraction of the newly developed Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum operated by the Patriots Point Development Authority.

Security Corrections

PLC controllers provide reliability, lower risk

By Tony V. Capelli

A large corrections campus, encompassing more than 30 buildings in the southeast United States, houses approximately 5,000 inmates with separate jail facilities for men and women who are awaiting sentencing, serving sentenced jail time and are in maximum security.

Securing the Glass Entrance - Wireless reader plays significant role in company security

Securing the Glass Entrance

Wireless reader plays significant role in company security

By Wendy Bowman

A dramatic entryway makes a brand’s first impression and sets the tone for visiting customers and staff.

The Importance of Keeping Alarms Up to Date

The Importance of Keeping Alarms Up to Date

High-rise fire alarm upgrade improves tenant safety and aids building management

By Brian Carlson

During the 1960s, Arlington, Va. and the entire Washington, D.C. area experienced tremendous growth as demand for office space soared and new residents flocked to the region for employment.

A CLEER Path To IP - Modern method of migration from analog to IP


Modern method of migration from analog to IP

By Guy Apple

For hospitals and critical care facilities, security and access control systems are a key part of the situational awareness and security management platform.

Concert For Valor - Total Recall secures venues for Veteran’s Day celebration

Concert For Valor

Total Recall secures venues for Veteran’s Day celebration

By Viktoriya Vudmaska

Securing any venue or event is a difficult thing to do, but when it comes to Washington, D.C., or a national treasure, it is a good bet that Jordan Heilweil and Total Recall Corp. will be involved.


Navigating the Ever Evolving Threat Landscape

Industry Vertical

Navigating the Ever Evolving Threat Landscape

A look at some of the technology trends impacting today’s loss prevention managers

By Jumbi Edulbehram

No matter where you look in the retail sector today, the market seems to be in a perpetual state of transition when it comes to security.

Industry Focus

Security in Every Language

By Ralph C. Jensen

Security knows no boundaries or borders. Security comes in a multitude of shapes and sizes, but mostly security touches everyone in the world that we inhabit.

Industry Professional

More than Loss Prevention

By Ralph C. Jensen

Today’s retail and distribution centers face a growing number of risks that make safeguarding employees and reducing shrink a challenge. These organizations often must balance security and loss prevention with their goal of maintaining an employee-friendly work environment that is free from discrimination and privacy concerns.


New Products

  • ResponderLink


    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 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

  • 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