Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - October 2019

October 2019

  • Expanding Cybersecurity Solutions
  • The Mighty PoE
  • Theft on Wheels
  • Quality Control is Everything
  • Smart City Technologies

Cover Story

Quality Control is Everything

Quality Control is Everything

Like any product, reliability will keep the end user happy

By Michael Stoll

In today’s world, there are a myriad of different manufacturers that produce similar products and there are so many options available to customers.


Data Privacy Requires a Security Response

GDPR affords EU residents more control over personal information

By Mohammed Murad

Recent hacks into databases of some of the world’s biggest corporations and government organizations put the personal information of billions of people at risk.

Changing the Look of Security

Changing the Look of Security

Analytics can make searching video possible in real time, and what this means for you

By Jennifer Hackenburg

Video analytics have been around almost as long as CCTV itself, rescuing security operators from the nearly impossible task of continuously and effectively monitoring video surveillance feeds.

Why Are SMBs so Worried?

Why Are SMBs so Worried?

Many organizational benefits include flexibility and productivity

By François Amigorena

Cloud storage is most used by small-and-medium businesses (SMBs). The reason is that it comes with many benefits for organizations in terms of flexibility and more importantly productivity.

The Mighty PoE

Media converters play myriad roles in today’s centric world

By Frank (Skip) Haight

In today’s IP-centric world, media converters work on lots of different types of media. The three that this article discusses are fiber optic media converters, extended distance media converters, and wireless media converters, all of which are transmitting an Ethernet signal

Theft on Wheels

Theft on Wheels

Cargo theft accounts for as much as $30 billion in annual losses

By John Chigos

Oddly enough, in a world where virtually any item is only a mouse click and 24-hour delivery window away, we tend not to think much about how our merchandise gets from some warehouse to our front door. Unfortunately, there are thieves who do.

Smart City Technologies

Smart City Technologies

How solutions are deployed to ensure safety and security at the border

By Kevin Taylor

Two of the biggest trends today, particularly in the security surveillance and IoT realms, are border security and the emergence of local governments transforming their communities into smart cities.

Ushering in a New Era

Ushering in a New Era

Consumers are more concerned with how their activities are being tracked

By Neil Huntingdon

Privacy issues continue to dominate headlines as the world’s biggest companies are being challenged on the ways they collect and use people’s data. Consumers are growing more concerned about how their activities are being tracked across the web as companies sell information to advertisers for a profit.

The Technology Role

Today’s solutions will play an increasing, every-present role on the border

By Jim Ryan

While the political discussions that focus on how to secure America’s borders rage on without a clear resolution regarding what or how policies and procedures could change, one element of the discussion remains clear and present–that technology must and will play an ever more significant role at the U.S. border.

Expanding Cybersecurity Solutions

Expanding Cybersecurity Solutions

Five data security questions for SMBs in light of the expanding consumer privacy laws

By Richard Kanadjian

Under GDPR, companies can be fined for not having their records in order, not notifying the supervising authority and those affected by a breach, or not conducting an impact assessment.



A Global Solution

How OSDP is changing the access control market

By Kaitlyn DeHaven

OSDP, or Open Supervised Device Protocol, is an access control communications standard designed to improve interoperability among access control and security products, and it’s becoming the new standard for access control technology.


Wyoming Surveys K-12 Principals

By Ralph C. Jensen

Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow is making an effort to better understand how the state’s 48 school districts’ are protecting their students.

Government Security

Stop at the Point of Contact

Stop at the Point of Contact

Making sites less susceptible to vehicle attacks

By Greg Hamm

The vast majority of discussions involving security and parking areas focus on protecting people and property from vandalism, theft or violent crimes.

Analytics Driven Solutions

Analytics-Driven Solutions

Selecting technology that is a sound and reliable investment

By Joel White

As city streets and sidewalks become progressively more congested, city planners are facing new safety challenges, including distracted pedestrians, a growing numbers of bicyclists on the road and an increase in public transportation.

Upgrade Access Status

Upgrade Access Status

Georgia airport replaces proprietary system with open solutions

By Kim Rahfaldt

Valdosta Regional Airport in Valdosta, Georgia offers three daily commercial flights to and from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, along with general aviation.

Technology at Risk

Is banning surveillance tech worth it?

By Stephanie Kanowitz

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ vote to ban the use of facial recognition technology puts the city at risk of not only falling behind on technological innovation, but returning to what one expert described as archaic processes.

Are Contractors Ready for DOD’s Cybersecurity Framework?

Are Contractors Ready for DOD’s Cybersecurity Framework?

The cybersecurity maturity model certification could have a profound impact on the procurement landscape when it goes live next year

By Derek B. Johnson

Contractors will face big changes and tight timelines next year when the Defense Department institutes its new Cyber Maturity Model Certification framework


Selecting the Proper Technology

By Ralph C. Jensen

Back in the day, talking about government security was all the rage. In fact, it was about cameras, software and access control.


New Products

  • Camden Door Controls ‘SER” Surface Boxes and Extension Rings

    Camden Door Controls ‘SER” Surface Boxes and Extension Rings

    Camden Door Controls has introduced new ‘SER” surface boxes and extension rings that provide a complete solution for new construction. In addition, they provide a simple and robust solution when replacing round wired and manual push plate switches with either Camden’s wired or wireless SureWave™ no-touch switches or Kinetic™ no-battery wireless switches. 3

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    LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

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    Connect ONE®

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