Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - July 2016

July 2016

  • Integrating Security
  • Analytics in the Dark
  • A Full Spectrum
  • An Eye on Farming
  • A Known Leader
  • Juvenile Security


Analytics In The Dark

Analytics In The Dark

Thermal security cameras with analytics—superior perimeter protection

By Ron Grinfeld

The adoption of thermal cameras in mainstream security has increased considerably over the last decade, and Oregon-based FLIR Systems has been a leading innovator in the industry.

Integrating Security

Integrating Security

Tying checkpoint screening into the control center

By Melissa Odegaard

Security checkpoints are some of the most publicly visible and heavily used components of today’s security infrastructure. Whether airports, stadiums, ports or border transit points, in many ways checkpoint technology is the linchpin for effectively protecting people and property.

A Full Spectrum

ASIS 2016

A Full Spectrum

An abundance of solutions at ASIS 2016

By David C. Davis, CPP

Security is the perfect business discipline. It’s infused with technology, innovation and multifaceted applications that cross managerial, sector and international borders.

Prestage Farms rolls out surveillance equipment to keep things in perspective

An Eye On Farming

Prestage Farms rolls out surveillance equipment to keep things in perspective

By Brendan MacDaniel

Although poultry farming has been considered by many to be a relatively lowtech operation, management of Prestage Farms has instead embraced technology as a means of ensuring the highest quality products possible, and they approached Clinton, North Carolina-based security integrator Star Communications for help.

A Known Leader

Implementing an all-in-one solution to protect staff and students

By Willem Ryan

As one of the most progressive districts in Missouri, LPS has become a known leader in school safety, implementing comprehensive policies and state-of-the art security technology to protect students and staff.

Communication Is Critical

Communication Is Critical

Improving public facilities ensures the economic impact to the nation

By Jim Hoffpauir

The Port of Houston exemplifies how vital ports are to the local, state and national economy.


Industry Focus

Home Grown Terror

By Ralph C. Jensen

Although we are part of the news machine, it is hard to know where to begin in recounting the most recent attack in Orlando.

Going Mobile

Going Mobile

By Ralph C. Jensen

That proxy card or smartphone you are using is probably one of the most insecure devices on the planet. The question most frequently asked is if this technology can be secured.

A Top Priority

Industry Vertical

A Top Priority

Products with multiple purposes are becoming highly attractive

By Molly Walsh

Universities across the nation are making safety for their students a top priority.

Dealer Strategies

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

By Ralph C. Jensen

At the peak of Chris Lanier’s security career, he vowed that if he could return home to East Texas (Jasper), and make a living, he was going to make that happen

Two Way Communication

Two-Way Communication

There is no doubt about it, importance rests in communication

By Lindsay Lougée

In today’s high-tech world, communication and its intended meaning is often lost or convoluted as it passes through different channels and mediums.

Go Lean, Gain Strength

Sourcing the right products for installation can save people money

By Matt Powers, Bob Dolan

Cost-saving measures during a security installation usually focus on steps that minimize waste on the job site: reducing packing, speeding deployment and decreasing go-backs. But there’s one area that can help eliminate waste on the job site before the purchase orders have even been finalized.

Campus Security & Life Safety

Planning A Connected Campus

Campus Solutions

Planning A Connected Campus

Unifying and enabling communications help plan for effective connections

By Kyle Gordon

Technology is changing rapidly, transforming the campus landscape. Mobility trends, real-time, location-based services/global positioning systems (GPS) and even social media are having an impact.

Cracking The Case

Cracking The Case

University of Tulsa elevates campus surveillance to an art form with Axis high-resolution network cameras and Agent Vi analytics

By Larry Newman

With guidance from JTI Security, a Tulsa-based integrator and Axis partner, the university replaced its end-of-life analog cameras with more than 300 high-resolution, fixed dome and PTZ network cameras from Axis.

Security Down Under

School seeks to develop a campus-wide security plan to create a safe and open learning environment

By Willem Ryan

With approximately 32,000 full-time students, 16,000 part-time students, and 16,000 staff and affiliates, the University of Sydney faces the same security risks as a small city including theft, disorderly conduct, assault and vandalism.

Scalable and Cost Effective

Control console solves problems at Brunswick school

By Ralph C. Jensen

Maintaining and/or upgrading physical security systems is a challenge for schools across the country, and the Brunswick School Department is no different.

Guarding Valuables

Guarding Valuables

Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music finds a way to protect audio equipment

By Wendy Bowman

Berklee College of Music is home to a lot of talented musicians, but also to a variety of expensive audio equipment.

A School Lockdown

A School Lockdown

Prioritize what needs to be done first for a positive outcome

By Karen Evans

Regardless of whether a lockdown situation occurs because of an intruder, a threat against the school or severe weather, it is important to plan for what happens after the lockdown is initiated.

Streamlining Card Issuance

Streamlining Card Issuance

Facing a variety of challenges on campus, ability to connect services tops list

By Craig Sandness

One of the easiest ways to achieve this is to choose an ID issuance solution that allows the card issuer to combine multiple issuance steps into a single and seamless process—all from within the same printing device.

Connecting The Campus

Outdated systems could not be integrated with new technology

By Ralph C. Jensen

Saint Joseph's University is heading into the final leg of its strategic plan, Plan 2020: Gateway to the Future, which focuses on increased academic distinction, facility enhancements and endowment growth. As part of the facility enhancements, it was deemed necessary to replace core systems throughout the campus that related to life safety and security.


New Products

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • 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

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3