Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - October 2018

October 2018

  • Streamlined for Success
  • An Eye on the Campus
  • A Smart Security Program
  • Deep Learning
  • Creating Cloud Platforms


Cover Story

Making Your Expertise Unique

Making Your Expertise Unique

By Ralph C. Jensen

Every businessperson wants to bring something different, or unique, to the table when they talk about their business solutions. In the security industry, or more particularly, the security consultant, the same applies. You’ve got to have a secret sauce.


Features

Streamlined for Success

Streamlined for Success

A cannabis operation finds the right solution to meet the stringent regulatory demands of its industry

By Mary Wilbur

In a new industry with strict regulatory requirements, the video surveillance system is everything but ordinary. First, it had to be a modular system to allow the company to scale it through the multiphase project.


Enhancing Security

Enhancing Security

Video content analytics has always been a critical component

By Stephanie Weagle

Video analytics solutions are enabling organizations to realize the full value of their video surveillance resources and enhance safety, security and overall business operations.


Complete Perimeter Solution

Complete Perimeter Solution

Radar and deep learning technologies finally come together

By Yaron Zussman

A key trend for 2018 has been the integration of AI with various security systems. AI-enabled surveillance cameras, facial recognition software, and fingerprint authentication scanners are just a few examples.


An Eye on the Campus

An Eye on the Campus

Campus challenges include monitoring multiple areas of concern

By Jeanie James

Every day, tens of millions of parents entrust schools with their children’s safety and every day, those parents worry if that trust is misplaced. In addition to the frequent headlines about school shootings, children deal with other pressing issues at school, whether it’s bullying, drugs or harassment.


Creating Cloud Platforms

Creating Cloud Platforms

Access control and trusted workplace share responsibility of innovation

By Hilding Arrehed

Cloud technologies are giving people access through their mobile phones and other devices to a variety of new experiences, while making their workplaces smarter and more data-driven.


Solving Problems

Solving Problems

Edge-based analytics may be the solution to the problem

By Alex Walthers

The industry is changing so rapidly that the following statement might seem bold but it’s true. No one wants to buy a camera.


A Smart Security Program

A Smart Security Program

Enterprise approach combines modern access control technology with top-notch security staff

By Kim Rahfaldt

Northwestern Mutual operated several disparate security systems for access control, alarm management, intercom, video and visitor management. The new building project provided an opportunity to upgrade the security system and overall security program.


Simplicity and Flexibility

Simplicity and Flexibility

Wireless access control can now be your Plan A for integrations

By Peter Boriskin

Wireless technology in the security space is on the cusp of becoming the new norm. For the past few years we’ve seen the adoption of the technology grow steadily as it continuously improves upon traditional security solutions.


Departments

Industry Professional

Total Cost of Ownership

Cloud computing, software have evolved and emerged as a popular option

By Andre Fontana

As cloud computing and software as a service (SaaS) have evolved, video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) or cloud surveillance, has emerged as the most popular option for businesses seeking to simplify their physical security installations.


Industry Focus

Stick ‘Em Up, Partner

By Ralph C. Jensen

The TSA is implementing some pretty amazing technology in order to improve explosives detection. In late August, the agency unveiled a state-of-theart advanced technology computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner for screening passengers and their baggage.


Government Security

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Keeping the Bad Guys Out

Facilities may require something simple and low-tech

By Paul Hefty

Protecting government agencies requires the widest palette of security solutions with facilities ranging from a storefront military recruitment center to a bustling international airport or a biological research center.


Offering More than Products

Offering More than Products

Don’t miss the true nature of the mission

By Jeff Huggin

In the security industry, our mission is critical: protect the people, places and things that matter most.


Going High Tech

Small town to address big city crime issues

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

With the added video capabilities, Manteno authorities can alert agencies north or south of town to be on the lookout for specific vehicles with good description details.


Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

Protecting Hard to Protect Areas

Quickly prevent deadly vehicle attacks wherever people congregate

By Greg Hamm

By their very nature, terrorist attacks are unpredictable and predicated on surprise. Staying one step ahead by identifying vulnerable areas, and securing them, is critical to staving off vehicular attacks.


The Command Center of the Future

The Command Center of the Future

Variety of systems and solutions exist for operational picture

By Dan Gundry

At the center of any government organization’s security operation stands its nucleus, arguably one of the most important pieces for overall functionality and efficiency: a command center or Security Operations Center (SOC).


Editor's Note

Focus on Protection

By Ralph C. Jensen

Good business is about partnerships. Our cover story in this issue comes from Jeff Huggins who has written about different examples of not only keeping people secure, but also offering protection.


Webinars

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