- Hacked Off
- Secure Assets
- A Redesign in Surveillance
- Landing the Proper Security
- A Dirty Bomb
How big is too big; the sky is the limit
By Jeffery Perri
Cloud solutions are changing the way businesses operate
at almost every level. Their ease of implementation,
access from anywhere and cost-effective pricing
are making them the preferred solution for everything
from marketing platforms to payroll administration
to project management.
Three ways to protect off-premises ATMs
By Daniel Caggiula
If your bank, credit union or non-bank organization operates ATMs in remote locations, such as convenience stores or shopping malls, a bank heist that occurred in Japan last year probably caught your attention.
The airport perimeter: Preventing threats from the outside in
By John Distelzweig
Events in recent history concerning attacks on transportation hubs have increased the importance of safeguarding airports around the world and further highlighted the need for accurate, reliable and smart security systems to protect aviation assets.
7 ways to protect security cameras from hackers
By Tom Galvin
While our industry is fairly good at anticipating and reacting to new physical security threats, we’ve been very slow to react to the clear and present danger from cybersecurity attacks.
Interest in hemispheric cameras is a result of saving money
By Bret McGowan
As a security professional, how many times have you had to explain why a PTZ camera should always be paired with at least one fixed camera to provide constant “back-up” coverage of everywhere the PTZ is not looking?
Illinois elementary district upgrades to IP system
By Jeff Whitney
The Ottawa Elementary School District is in Ottawa, Illinois, a river town 80 miles southwest of Chicago. In the spring of 2015, a variety of issues caused the schools’ administration to determine that they needed a surveillance system upgrade.
What the rise in DIY means for security and home automation
By Steve Connor
The DIY systems that are emerging today are the next logical step for the growth of the security industry. The key to their success will be making these systems easier to install and easier to use.
How to protect citizens while participating at large events
By Scott Masiella
In big cities and even in smaller communities, the threat of radiation is real. The consequences of a “dirty bomb” explosion could be significant, for the crowd at the venue and for communities miles beyond.
Chilean Coca-Cola bottling location upgrades to IP video to secure assets, improve operations
By Courtney Pedersen
Andina chose a Milestone system that allows video to be recorded and viewed by authorized users from anywhere on the network, and brings centralized control of multiple sites. This capability helps the company reduce the need for duplicate staff or equipment in each location, with potential savings of thousands of dollars in salaries and equipment costs.
Mobile technology helps secure the future of security
By Brad McMullen
The security industry has seen rapid growth in the use of apps to enable security solutions. For every customer need, there is a budding idea for a mobile solution.
Best practices for multi-tenant buildings and facilities
By Bruce Czerwinski
Multi-tenant buildings present security challenges not found in single-user facilities. Tenants may come and go at different times. The numbers and types of visitors needing access will vary, and then there are differences between commercial and residential multi-tenant buildings.
The real process in environmental technology is happening inside the terminals
By Anthony Incorvati
The environmental impact of air travel is no secret. While designing more fuel-efficient aircraft and other conservation measures to reduce CO2 emission are on the drawing boards, the real progress is happening in the greening of airport terminals around the country.
Moving to higher ground within the commercial enterprise space
By Gerald Hubbard
Recent cyberattacks highlight the need to know who you are interacting with in email and online activities, and who you grant access to your networks and physical facilities.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Anixter has a Blue Book that serves as a corporate bible; Pat Comunale, president of Anixter’s global security solutions, believes in the book from the first page on, and it would seem the Blue Book is, as he notes, second to none.
Making sure lobby staff, security team are more efficient
By Mike McGovern
Why the recent increase in turnstile demand? Some of the reasons are the aging post-9/11 turnstile systems (15+ years), concerns over violence and terrorism, and tenants’ expectation of secure entrances in property management buildings.
Dallas hot rod mechanic wants security systems to take care of themselves
By Ralph C. Jensen
Richard Rawlings is the kind of guy that keeps track of everything in his shop, and when his Gas Monkey Garage started booming, an up-to-date security system was critical.
By Ralph C. Jensen
I have a great job. I’ve met many wonderful people in the past 20 or so years, and when we started Dealer Strategies, it gave me the opportunity to go one on one with company CEOs and some of their staff.
Dealers, integrators can turn to security entrances for more money
By Greg Schreiber
As a security integrator, you’re used to having a predictable revenue model selling security hardware and software to end users.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Putting together the proper leadership team may be an overwhelming task. It has to be created carefully and properly, and it has to work to be successful.
It sounds like a contradiction, but success would be easy if all it took was hard work
By Robert Ogle
Effort means a lot, of course, since it’s hard to find anyone who turned a profit by being lazy. But for security companies, especially smaller integrators who are trying to compete with gigantic competitors, it’s not enough just to work harder than the other guys.
Making the most of copper twisted-pair recommendations
When it comes to choosing cabling infrastructure for security, it is essential to work with a distribution partner that can provide the right education, training and products for your project needs.