Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - May June 2019

May/June 2019

  • A Healthcare Revolution
  • Security Beyond the Field
  • Secure Your Engines
  • Everything in Between
  • One Step Ahead

Cover Story

The Game Changer

The Game Changer

How Artificial Intelligence changes the access control game

By John Carter

Most access control systems are focused on improving security and protecting the business, ensuring that only the right people have the right access to the right areas. It keeps the bad guys out and the good guys in.


Elevating Data Center Security

Elevating Data Center Security

Rack-level electronic access control may thwart cybercriminals

By Mike Fahy

The endlessly growing mountains of personal, private data collected as part of routine transactions in our digital world continue to be a target for cybercriminals, who are moving beyond digital theft to the real world by targeting the servers that contain this data.

Security Beyond the Field

Security Beyond the Field

How venues can defend themselves from cybercrime during events

By Chris Calvert

As you walk into a venue to cheer on your favorite team, or see a favorite singer or show, it’s likely that one of the last things on your mind is the potential for a cyber attack.

Secure Your Engines

Secure Your Engines

Large auto dealership in Pacific Northwest relies on open platform video for security and efficient operations

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

When this upgrade project began in early 2017, there was a mix of standard-resolution legacy video cameras scattered throughout the facilities.

One Step Ahead

One Step Ahead

It is not unusual for fraudsters to mix and match techniques

By Dr. Kornel Laskowski

According to Aite Group, a research and advisory firm, losses incurred by account takeovers at contact centers are expected to reach $775 million in 2020, nearly double the amount from just five years ago.

Everything in Between

Edge computing: the evolution of video content analytics

By Tom Edlund

Today, artificial intelligence and machine learning are backing a wide range of technologies and applications, powering diverse solutions to a broad set of challenges.

A Healthcare Revolution

A Healthcare Revolution

Monitoring is in the midst of a technological revolution

By Paul Baratta

In 2017, the state of California passed Senate Bill 1299, ushering into law a set of regulations requiring California healthcare providers to take specific steps to prevent workplace violence and ensure a safe environment for both patients and caregivers.

Taking the Sting out of Surprise

Taking the Sting out of Surprise

Why audio alarm verification is important to law enforcement

By Kaleigh Burton

It is a story as old as time. Burglars and thieves break into a business, cause major damage to the property, and get away with valuables that can be costly to replace— not to mention potentially company proprietary information.



Working Together

Can old analog PTZ and matrix infrastructure co-exist with high resolution IP cameras?

By Robert Wegner

Although IP-based network cameras are the prevailing standard for new installations, it wasn’t that long ago that analog cameras, and the complex infrastructures required to support large numbers of them, were the only way to accomplish the job.


How Deep is Deep Learning?

At the start of every new year, I get a sampling of what new technologies are going to be introduced. Most of the time, I’m in way over my head. Sometimes I understand and relate to the solution, the technology and what it all means.

Government Security

Leveraging the System

Leveraging the System

How agencies can ensure the protection of people and property

By Troy Harper

For decades, public alerting systems have served as a critical notification tool for sending alerts to citizens’ smartphones, landlines and through broadcast channels.

Reducing Violence

Reducing Violence

How security cameras helped King City police improve safety

By Tom Cook

In recent years, however, King City has become known for a different reason; in both 2013 and 2015, the city’s homicide per capita rate for victims between 18 and 22 years of age was the highest in the state of California. The main reason for this is that the city had become a point of contention in a turf war between rival Latino gangs to the north and south of King City.


Taking a Shot at Violence

By Ralph C. Jensen

I suppose when the topic of government security comes up, we often think big, as in the federal government. Let’s back it down a little bit and think of King City, Calif.

Securing the Building

Securing the Building

Common security concerns require unified approach

By Dana Pruiett

Multi-tenant buildings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from a few to dozens of stories tall. Tenants may include residents, professional service providers, commercial businesses, government agencies or retail shops.

A Sustainable Future

The Internet of Things will play a key role in protecting municipalities

By Julian Weinberger

Just a few months ago, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its special report on the impact of climate change.


New Products

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3

  • ResponderLink


    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • 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