Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - June 2018

July/August 2018

  • Deterring Misconduct in the City
  • Going Global
  • Protecting Your Data
  • Swinging for the Fence
  • Reducing Crime


Be Strong

Be Strong

Asset and infrastructure protection: only as good as the weakest link

By Peter Boriskin

Looking at examples of how municipalities or governments protect these assets can help businesses plan as well. Critical infrastructure for businesses often shares similar needs with municipalities: how do we best protect servers, structures and the people who live and work in private buildings?

Protecting Your Data

Protecting Your Data

Facebook announced it will comply with the GDPR and so should you

By Christian Morin

Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you have undoubtedly heard the reports about how Cambridge Analytica accessed the personally identifiable information (PII) of up to 87 million users over a period of several years.

Key Considerations

Key Considerations

What stakeholders expect in securing a medical facility

By Paul Swan

Having both specific and shared goals is what makes medical centers quite unique to security. Rarely are two buildings alike, yet they all have common needs, requirements and goals.

Trusted Identities

Trusted Identities

Providing “just the ticket” for the best possible fan experience

By Cesare Paciello

As with all major sporting and entertainment events, the goal is for everyone using a ticket to have purchased it from the authorized ticketing entity and to have a seamless experience both when they pick it up and when they present it at the venue.

Integrate to Save

Integrate to Save

Loss prevention and improvement is on the business owner’s mind

By Dan Reese

There are many aspects to consider when developing a retail security strategy, including loss prevention, physical security, asset protection, risk management, and IT.

Layering Facility Security

Layering Facility Security

Taking a look at different facilities and how they protect people and property

By Dana Pruiett

Today’s facility operators must prepare for virtually any event from vandalism to a terrorist attack. With facilities ranging in size and use—from an emergency communications center to a multi-family apartment building—there’s no readily available one-size-fits-all security plan.

Bollards at the Benz

Bollards at the Benz

How Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium protects attendees from vehicle attacks

By Greg Hamm

While the threat of terrorists planning to attack soft targets, such as stadiums, increases, stadium security professionals must look for the weak points throughout their facilities to determine where fanatics are most likely to assail.

Swinging For The Fence

Swinging For The Fence

Security community teams up to help secure 2017 Little League Baseball World Series

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

With more than 120 permanent network cameras in place at Volunteer Stadium and Howard J. Lamade Stadium, Little League International works to add new technologies each year to keep the installation as secure as possible

Reducing Crime

Reducing Crime

Minimizing vandalism on your commercial property

By John Distelzweig

With police departments often being under budgeted and over worked, resulting in reduced patrols and delayed response, many business owners have come to expect that valuable assets stored outdoors are going to be subject to theft and vandalism, and these costs just need to be absorbed.

Going Global

Going Global

Google requires a seamless visitor management solution

By Neil Fox

The new and growing interest in the technology sector has given rise to a new phenomenon known as “Tech tourism,” whereby tech companies have seen ever increasing numbers of visitors being attracted to their sites as tech enthusiasts undertake a kind of digital pilgrimage.

Moving From Mechanic to Electric

Hemet Unified School District upgrades mechanical locks

By Dawn Nye

In 2017, the HUSD sought to upgrade existing mechanical locks to electronic locks. With more than 5,000 doors across 28 campuses districtwide, the transition was sure to be a significant undertaking.

On the Run

Businesses take a proactive approach to employee safety, security

By Annie Asrari

The modern workplace is increasingly mobile. The prevalence of secure mobile internet and emphasis on face-to-face collaboration has seen corporations increasingly emphasize remote work for their employees.


Keeping Your House Secure

Industry Professional

Keeping Your House Secure

The community of people are the focus

By Stephanie Douglas

Conversations about what can be done to keep violent weapons and dangerous materials from falling into the wrong hands continue to dominate the political discussion, leaving communities wondering about what they can do to prevent the next school or church attack.

Industry Focus

The New World We Live In

By Ralph C. Jensen

I’m old enough to remember fire alarm drills and hiding under my desk as a youth. The fire alarm drills were great because we were able to leave the classroom and go outside. I never understood hiding under the desk, but went along with it anyway. That’s the world I grew up in.

Dealer Strategies

Three Ways To Ruin A Security Director

Three Ways To Ruin A Security Director's Day

Why basic security system monitoring just isn’t enough

By Phil Lake

Whether your title is Security Director or you just have the responsibilities of one, there’s a lot riding on your shoulders.

Comparing Wireless Communication Protocols

Comparing Wireless Communication Protocols

By Andrew Jimenez

Wi-Fi is a technology based on the IEEE 802.11 suite of standards that uses radio frequencies (RF) extend wired Ethernet-based local area networks (LAN) to Wi-Fi-enabled devices, allowing the devices to receive and send information from the internet.

Foxwoods Casino Upgrades Video Surveillance System

Foxwoods Casino Upgrades Video Surveillance System

Foxwoods Casino expands security as facility grows

By Michael Lohr

As Foxwoods grew and expanded, so did the need for a state-of-theart, integrated video surveillance system to provide necessary coverage and security for the gaming facilities.

Integrators are Product Savvy

By Ralph C. Jensen

It has become crystal clear to me that integrators and distributors are experts in product development in this industry.


New Products

  • ComNet CNGE6FX2TX4PoE

    The ComNet cost-efficient CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is a six-port switch that offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs. It also has a dedicated FX/TX combination port as well as a single FX SFP to act as an additional port or an uplink port, giving the user additional options in managing network traffic. The CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is designed for use in unconditioned environments and typically used in perimeter surveillance. 3

  • 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

  • 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