Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - September 2016

September 2016

  • Bringing it All Together
  • Combatting Insider Threat
  • Where the Cloud Meets Video Surveillance
  • Contextual Analytics
  • How Smart is Your Phone?


A Wing and A Prayer

A Wing and A Prayer

Integrating multiple card reader and key systems into one access control solution

By Ralph C. Jensen

Nearly 3,000 members, plus parents and children from the community, use the Bartlett United Methodist Church in Bartlett, Tenn, as their home base for worship services, preschool and recreational activities.

To The Rescue

To The Rescue

Surveillance footage will reveal the truth

By Matt Rutledge

Jim Short can’t name names, but one of his NVR clients is a Los Angeles hotel brimming with $3,000 a night suites, and a parking garage stocked with vehicles that most of us only dream of owning.

Combatting Insider Threat

Convergence technology takes into account a malicious insider

By Pan Kamal

The recent disappearance of Egypt Air Flight MS804 on May 19 has once again highlighted the issues of insider threat at airports.

The Art of Security

The Art of Security

Protecting priceless masterpieces at the Worcester Art Museum

By Jessie Anton

Located just an hour west of Boston, the Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculptures, photographic prints, drawings and new media.

How Smart is Your Phone?

The security experience is changing because today’s electronics are part of the landscape

By Steve Van Till

Smartphones have changed the way we do business in virtually every industry that touches the Internet, which is now virtually every industry on the planet.

Contextual Analytics

Contextual Analytics

A more complete security and risk picture appears when fully prepared

By Don Campbell

Each of the millions of decisions made each day by people, devices and systems falls into one of two categories: binary and contextual.

The Top 3 Trends

The Top 3 Trends

Cloud security faces its own security issues

By Paul Fletcher

Cloud environments give companies a cost-effective, easy-to-use data store solution. In fact, analysts predict that cloud spending will cross a $200 billion tipping point in 2016.

Where the Cloud Meets Video Surveillance

Where the Cloud Meets Video Surveillance

Ready to take the next step about cloud-based surveillance, here are some considerations

By Andre Fontana

I’m sure by now everyone understands the basics of “The Cloud” since it has become ubiquitous with almost all business apps now offered or exclusively offered in the cloud.

Statewide Adoption

Utah universities look to security best practices to implement IP video

By Courtney Pedersen

ew developments in video surveillance based on IP technology are helping primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities improve security, enhance operations and minimize losses in commercial areas such as bookstores, cafeterias and vending machine halls.

Bringing It All Together

Bringing It All Together

Multi-site video security helps resolve many challenges

By Brian Carle

High camera counts, limited bandwidth for connecting multiple locations and linking together a variety of different security technologies are just some of the challenges facing multi-site organizations when selecting video security technology.


Industry Focus

A September to Remember

By Ralph C. Jensen

The fall festival, otherwise known as ASIS, kicks off later this month. Thankfully, it is in Orlando, though I can hardly wait until next year when it is scheduled for Dallas.

Industry Professional

Practical Protection

A security consulting firm provides companies with virtual security program

By Lindsay Page

For most startup companies, paying for security management may not be a possibility. Budget constraints, business plans and other factors can lead to security taking a backseat to a company’s long list of other priorities.

Industry Vertical

All Doors Not Created Equal

By Ralph C. Jensen

You might not give a second thought when you enter or exit a secure facility; it may just seem routine. But, that’s not how Martin Huddart and the team at ASSA ABLOY see it.

Dealer Strategies

Hitting A Home Run

By Ralph C. Jensen

If you are a security installer, you probably have a favorite place to work. For instance, as an integrator of security systems, you may have a passion for securing schools or healthcare facilities. Both are honorable goals and facilities to provide security.

Is It a Crisis?

All organizations are vulnerable

By Jeffrey A. Slotnick

The phrases critical communications and crisis communications are used interchangeably. However, they are synergistic building blocks.

Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring

By Ralph C. Jensen

The World Trade Center (WTC) site is hallowed ground in Lower Manhattan, yet throngs of people flood the acreage that used to be occupied by the Twin Towers.

A Radical Change

Investing in well-trained, experienced employees

By Lindsay Lougée

About a year ago when Curtis Kindred of American Defense Systems (ADS) decided to reorganize his sales team and shake up his company, industry watchers were skeptical.


New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 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

  • FEP GameChanger

    FEP GameChanger

    Paige Datacom Solutions Introduces Important and Innovative Cabling Products GameChanger Cable, a proven and patented solution that significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable will now have a FEP/FEP construction. 3