Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - October 2017

October 2017

  • Multiply and Conquer
  • Man Overboard!
  • Providing a Network Link
  • The Next Big Step
  • A Better Defensive Line


Multiply and Conquer

Virtual fence of fixed camera technology serves as a force multiplier for law enforcement agencies


Technology is increasingly being used as a force multiplier to help law enforcement agencies protect and serve. One way agencies are turning technology into a crime-fighting tool is by creating what’s called a “virtual fence” around a perimeter, such as city limits or a parking lot, by installing a network of license plate reader (LPR) cameras to monitor an area.

Man Overboard!

Man Overboard!

Saving lives with deployment of video analytics at sea

By Eric Olson

Many of us have gone on a cruise vacation or know of a close friend or relative who has done so. Cruising is a popular vacation option enjoyed by families and individuals throughout the world.

Providing a Network Link

Providing a Network Link

What you need to know about outdoor wireless access points

By Emily Chae, Evan Davis

Outdoor wireless bridges are used to provide a network link from one location to another. You may want to network surveillance cameras back to your main office building, or share Internet and network access with another building on your campus.

The Next Big Step

The Next Big Step

By Peter Boriskin

Individuals have found that their phones and other smart devices can be used in their own homes to operate locks, and—along with the push for more IoT-enabled devices at work in general—they have come to expect the same level of sophistication and convenience at work.

All the Hype

All the Hype

Finding the best way to design a layered security solution

By Paul Shkedy

Alongside the hype in the media about the border wall, this might be a good time for commercial and industrial companies to take a closer look at their own borders. Threat levels are increasing due to rising crime, civil activism and even cyber threats and it is more important than ever to push the line of defense all the way to the borders.

Time for an Upgrade

Time for an Upgrade

Regional traffic management center makes move to new technology and new quarters

By Kevin Christopherson

When a regional traffic management center in Washington state outgrew its building—as well as the size of its roadway monitoring system— the staff realized it was time not just for a physical upgrade, but a technological one, too

A Better Defensive Line

A Better Defensive Line

How U.S. agencies are working toward a more appropriate security line

By John Merlino

In the United States, technology has become the essential force multiplier. With nearly 6,000 miles of border with the neighboring north and south, it would be impossible to hire enough border personnel to protect every mile.


Industry Professional

Multi-dimensional Applications

Multi-sensor cameras prove the right medicine for healthcare surveillance

By Jennifer Hackenburg

According to a number of studies, hospital crime and violence have been growing at an alarming rate in recent years. The wide variety of security threats that healthcare facilities face include theft by employees or visitors, violence or threats from visitors or patients, and other crimes of opportunity.

Industry Focus

Taking Stock of Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

Throughout the course of a calendar year, we take a look at numerous security solutions, events and, in our case, publications. In this issue, we have a specialty publication that focuses on government security. Security in the public sector is a big deal.

Cannabis Cash - How do you secure your place in the weed business?

Industry Vertical

Cannabis Cash

How do you secure your place in the weed business?

By Todd Kleperis

Where is all the money in the marijuana business going? Who is moving the cash or product as it seems to be in the news all the time? Here we share why it’s important to your business that you know how this is all happening.

Government Security

Editors Note

Engaging a Rapid Response

By Ralph C. Jensen

There is more than one reason why emergency vehicles have lights and sirens. Several years ago, there was a campaign by the Ohio state fire marshal which was, “Move right for lights and sirens.” This makes a lot of sense, allowing emergency response to get where they need to be with minimum interference.

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Meeting government requirements can be challenging

By Lindsay Page

Doing business with the government—federal, state or even local—can be very difficult. The regulations, the paperwork, the unique needs and buying cycles are all tough requirements that have to be met. It can make for a complicated scene, but it’s also a vitally important business that can be financially rewarding despite the challenges.

Anti-ram Fencing

Considerations for selection, installation to prevent vehicle attacks

By Scott Espensen

Vehicle ramming attacks are on the rise in the United States and abroad. Already in 2017, there have been no less than seven major attacks worldwide resulting in 24 people dead and another 153 injured.

Using the Cloud

Using the Cloud

Finding ways to improve response times

By Nicholas Maier

Today, cloud applications are all the rage and for good reason. The cloud allows us to work and play in ways that are so much more productive and engaging.

Minimize Crime

Minimize Crime

IP video city surveillance expanded to optimize safety

By Courtney Pedersen

The city of Hartford, Conn., first began expanding and upgrading its surveillance capabilities in 2013 with a new Public Safety Complex and police headquarters. The city enlisted Vulcan Security Technologies to implement a new IP video system that could expand to include hundreds of cameras.

Bridging the Gap

Setting up a cost-effective infrastructure to read mobile ID cards

By Steve Warne

The mobile ID revolution is gathering pace, but not everyone has a smartphone today, and many citizens prefer to carry a physical card. How do government agencies manage this transition from physical to mobile, and ensure they can issue both cards and mobile ID at the same time?


New Products

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3