Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - February 2016

February 2016

  • Where video Data Will Take Us
  • Protecting the Network
  • Getting the Right Badge
  • Safeguarding the Power
  • Meeting Federal Requirements
  • A Thankless Career


Features

Meeting Federal Requirements - Virgin Islands Port Authority secures the islands with access control

Meeting Federal Requirements

Virgin Islands Port Authority secures the islands with access control

By Kim Rahfaldt

The remote geographic location with each island being separated by miles of ocean posed some challenges for the project, making air, land and sea transportation necessary to complete the job.


It

It's All About the Network

Continued increase in data breaches reinforces need for holistic security approach

By Gregory Grant

The daily increase in the number of cyber attacks launched and the success hackers are having against heavily guarded businesses are a wake-up call for all companies to be more proactive and vigilant in their security efforts.


Where Video Data Will Take Us - Successful companies read the tea leaves and saw IoT-connected devices coming. This includes video surveillance, which is now among the fastest growing industries in terms of data generation and adoption of new data storage technologies.

Where Video Data Will Take Us

The state of video surveillance and where storage is taking the industry

By Brian Grainger

Successful companies read the tea leaves and saw IoT-connected devices coming. This includes video surveillance, which is now among the fastest growing industries in terms of data generation and adoption of new data storage technologies.


How to choose the perfect ID card printer for your business

Getting the Right Badge

How to choose the perfect ID card printer for your business

By Monique Merhige

Each industry has its own specific requirements for photo ID card solutions. The guidelines used by each market vary depending on the type of badges that companies need to print and the frequency.


Safeguarding the Power - Providing protection for some of the nation’s most valuable assets

Safeguarding the Power

Providing protection for some of the nation’s most valuable assets

By Brittany Lauridsen

You are on duty at a large power station when you hear a gunshot coming from the South side of the facility. This shot triggers your security systems sniper detection alarm.


Departments

A Thankless Career - Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.

Industry Focus

A Thankless Career

By Ralph C. Jensen

Because of recent news and my frequent visits through the security checkpoint, I have come to lack confidence in TSA employees.


Industry Professional

Ahead of the Curve

By Ralph C. Jensen

Thirty years ago, maybe more, the dream of the IP camera was about to make its debut. The technology, as I remember it, wasn’t all that well received, but that didn’t mean it was a bad idea. It became an exercise of marketing the future to the here and now.


Security for All Sizes

Industry Vertical

Security for All Sizes

Bank employees think about security a lot

By Scott Thomas

We almost never think about the fact that the public flows through our banks day after day or that suppliers and partners are in and out of branch locations, some requiring access to sensitive areas, all the time.


Networking Security

Protecting the Network - Improving physical security with operations’ team help

Protecting the Network

Improving physical security with operations’ team help

By Ajay Jain

For many years, physical and network security existed as separate disciplines, each managed by an independent operations team on its own side of the house with little or no crossover between the two.


Boosting Security - Saratoga Springs’ businesses, residents and tourists are safer with secure VMS

Boosting Security

Saratoga Springs’ businesses, residents and tourists are safer with secure VMS

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

Every summer, the Saratoga Race Course brings thousands of visitors to the City of Saratoga Springs, NY. The revenue generated during the racing season boosts the city’s economy for the rest of the year.


The Security of Your Security System - More often than not, passwords are left as defaults

The Security of Your Security System

More often than not, passwords are left as defaults

By Brian Carle

In the past two years several high profile data breaches, namely the Target data breach in 2014, have put greater focus on the data security of all network connected devices.


The New Standard

The transformative impact for video intercoms and network technology

By Karl Hill

Have you ever stopped to notice that as video surveillance goes, so goes the security industry? Nowhere is that more evident than in the major shift from analog to IP technology.


Webinars

New Products

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com 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

  • 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