Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - March 2017

March 2017

  • Mobile-first Experiences
  • The Clery Vision
  • Delivering Technology
  • Security the Security Camera
  • Tackling the Storage


Features

A Line of Sight

A Line of Sight

The lens is a critical component on any camera

By Fredrik Nilsson

Video surveillance is both a science and an art. Success often depends on whether you match the right camera with the right lens.


Delivering Technology

Delivering Technology

Optimizing business by managing risk, costs and threats

By Kim Rahfaldt

An organization is a complex environment that is continuously growing to include more systems, buildings and processes and as a result, faces more risk, costs and threats.


Evolution of Efficiency

Casinos and resorts view video as a critical tool

By Scott Brothers

The casino and hospitality sectors are changing, brimming with numerous opportunities to use technology to enhance business and significantly improve the guest experience.


Mobile-first Experiences

Partnership leads residents into meaningful connection

By Jennifer Reidy

Lifestyle Communities | LC is a niche, residential real estate development and asset management company focused on serving the specific needs of its residents through the thoughtful integration of living, entertainment and socially-focused ventures.


ALLie in the Family

Cameras for home, work and place bring high resolution into the picture

By Ralph C. Jensen

Imagine a camera that is 360° by 360°, which would allow you to never miss a thing at home, and at your business. That technology is already here and has been available for a year or so. ALLie can give you vision of all things important to you.


Action Video Q&A

Making what works best for the transportation industry

By Ralph C. Jensen

The transportation industry continues to expand, but crime may be stalling growth. We talked with Ryan Nolan, vice president of global sales for Avigilon Corp., to discuss how advances in video analytics can help improve surveillance.


Securing the Security Camera

Protecting your critical infrastructure against physical and cyber attacks

By Kristof Maddelein

Today, protecting critical infrastructures is almost unthinkable without the deployment of security cameras. 24/7 camera monitoring enables security professionals to react and respond in time to possible incidents, but what if those same security cameras become a liability in your company’s security efforts?


Providing Access

Integrator collaborator creates major healthcare security solution

By Scott Lindley

A Michigan based health care provider that features two main campuses and has dozens of remote and satellite care centers had, for years, deployed a magnetic stripe card-based Galaxy Control Systems access control system integrated, installed and serviced by VidCom Solutions in Lansing.


The Clery Vision

The Clery Vision

Impact on hospitals and other healthcare settings

By Dolores A. Stafford

Security directors in hospitals and other healthcare settings need to understand pertinent aspects of the Clery Act, and how to partner with colleges and universities to establish, maintain or enhance compliance with this federal law.


Always On

Always On

Assessing physical security and availability via IIoT

By Robert Otto

The momentum we’ve seen the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gain in recent years has led to an increased awareness of security threats.


Adopting Tomorrow

Adopting Tomorrow

Part of the IP revolution is moving from the horse and buggy

By Keith Drummond

It’s not hard to imagine any number of players in the security industry asking a similar question over the past decade or so, as they contemplated the challenges inherent in realizing the full benefit of IP networked technologies in the surveillance industry.


Eye on the Networks

Eye on the Networks

Because of the mission-critical nature of their data, public safety organizations require additional eyes on their network functionality and security

By Marty Lamb

Fast, resilient wireless networks are ideal for public safety operations requiring real-time data, like surveillance video streams—but as with any technology used for mission-critical applications, there must be a way to ensure the network always functions.


Mass Transit

Owners of newly-built Lackawanna Transit Center implement the Omnicast IP Video Surveillance System to enhance remote monitoring and tenant operations

By Andrew Elvish

The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) is the municipal authority for public transport in the city of Scranton, PA, and its surrounding areas.


Tackling the Storage

Tackling the Storage

Challenges presented by today’s video-based data

By Wayne Arvidson

The transportation industry affects all of us. Regardless of what we do for a living, or where we live, we depend on the transportation industry—day and night, for work and leisure.


Departments

Two Isn’t Always Better

Beta trial complete at Cook Medical

By Frederick Koons

Higher-sensitivity fire detectors can do more than just spot threats earlier—they can actually lower long term hardware expenses for facility managers.


High profile Security

High-profile Security

By Monique Merhige

With 150 miles of pristine coastline, 27 miles of sublime beaches and an enticing overall annual temperature of 72.7 degrees, it’s no wonder that Manatee County is a magnet for people looking for a great place to live and work in Florida.


Build that Fence

Build that Fence

By Ralph C. Jensen

The current president of the United States seems pretty determined to build a wall along the southern border of this county. And, it should not surprise any of us that this is also a goal of the administration.


Dealer Strategies

Going To Market

By Bart Didden

Back in the day when the security industry was still maturing, the typical sales channel for the manufacturer consisted of a rep organization with assigned territories and dealers in the region, national account partners, distribution organizations and occasionally a buying club.


Just Around the Corner

Just Around the Corner

By Ralph C. Jensen

You’ve seen them all over town: those little blue trucks moving from one security job to the next. Their installations and technicians are well known for using and understanding the latest technology and equipment.


Driving a Good Bargain

By Ralph C. Jensen

In the business world it seems like the big money is going after the bigger players. You know, you sell a security installation at one fast food joint, and pretty soon the entire country is yours for the taking.


A New Season

A New Season

New opportunity for growth

By Lindsay Lougée

Spring evokes images of freshness—spring cleaning, after all, is meant to encourage people to re-organize, refresh and start anew.


Making A Home Smart

Linking in-home devices to create communication with smart device

By Juan M. López

Who values a smart home? According to a recent survey, most Americans do.


Making Your Demands

The two things you should expect from your security provider

By Robert Laughlin

In today’s highly competitive environment, it is extremely important that providers have both the experience to deliver the right solution and the ability to deliver strong customer service.


Learning From Certification

Differentiating the new, integrated security market

By Ralph C. Jensen

With the universal migration toward IP-based security systems and the increased demand for higher-level systems integration, the security industry is seeing a major shift in the roles of its professionals.


Security is the Right Medicine

By Ralph C. Jensen

A few years ago, Adam Runsdorf had this idea of starting a third-party pharmaceuticals logistics company, specializing in healthcare. He started the company, Woodfield Distribution LLC (WDSrx), after obtaining multiple licenses to comply with federal, state and other government and regulatory authorities, which included facility security.


Reaching To The Clouds

New Jersey-based real estate agency increases safety, security and saves money by installing an integrated cloud-based security solution

By Lee Pernice

Century 21 Action Plus Realty is one of New Jersey’s premiere real estate agencies, employing more than 250 sales professionals. The company has seven locations covering Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Mercer Counties.


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