Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - October 2016

October 2016

  • Wake Up!
  • The Big Opportunity
  • On Cruise Control
  • Verification is Key
  • Nothing to Mess With


Wake Up!

Everything is about to change in multi-sensor cameras

By Tom Cook

Megapixel technology has been a tremendously disruptive force in the security industry, as the superior image quality made possible by high-resolution imaging has led to increased capabilities and effectiveness of video surveillance.

On Cruise Control

On Cruise Control

Rydell Automotive Group implements a full tank of network cameras to drive away fraud and keep their engines revving

By Karl Radke

Standing as the corporate headquarters for the Rydell Automotive Group in Grand Forks, N.D., the Rydell Auto Center is comprised of a multi-site campus with departments varying from sales centers to a body shop and carwash.

Verification is Key

Verification is Key

Access control is more than the first line of defense

By Robert Laughlin

With the continually expanding integration between video surveillance, access control and other business systems of all types, security now plays an important role in nearly every aspect of business and operations.

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.

The Big Opportunity

The Big Opportunity

Making the case for access control

By Isac Tabib

Let’s face it. Times are changing—and rapidly. It is all around us. We now have cars that drive and park themselves, pilotless aircraft that take off, fly and even land on a moving aircraft carrier, smartphones with countless apps that can do practically anything and so much more.

Nothing To Mess With

Rebuilding security for Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission after Hurricane Sandy devastation

By Viktoriya Vudmaska

PVSC has a stated mission of enhancing the viability and environmental health and security of 1.4 million residents in 48 municipalities, an important task that requires maximum security and the ability to surveil operations at all times.


Taking It Up a Grade

Industry Vertical

Taking It Up a Grade

Joint effort at Chaffey Joint Union High School District means safer, more efficient electronic locks

By Tim Moreno

An increase in threats and incidents on school and college campuses nationwide has resulted in education leaders focusing on the continuous improvement of security.

Industry Focus

Taking Chance at School

By Ralph C. Jensen

There are very few movies that I enjoy watching, and even saying that I have to admit that the movies I enjoy most are those that are real, or have a realistic plot to them. Though I admit that Forrest Gump is my favorite flick, and there is nothing true about that movie.

Government Security

Making a Federal Case

Making a Federal Case

Secure communications tend to have a longer than usual life span

By Bill Hartwell

Communication has changed a lot in the last 10 years. With the landscape shifting every day, it is inevitable that more changes are on the way.

Crunch Time

Crunch Time

Vehicular access is crucial part of security systems

By Greg Hamm

From embassies and federal courthouses to transportation hubs and military bases, a wide variety of government agencies protect themselves from errant drivers and truck bomb threats with barriers, bollards, barricades and crash gates.

Go With the Flow

How GRB airport uses video analytics to detect reverse flow on the concourse

By Karl Radke

You’ve seen it happen before. Passengers are deplaning and straggling down the exit corridor. Suddenly one of them reverses direction. Is he simply going back to retrieve a forgotten cellphone? Or, are his intentions more sinister?


New Products

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3