Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - April 2020

May/June 2020

  • Understanding AI in Video Surveillance
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Balancing Safety, Security and Privacy
  • Technologies Driving Impact
  • Generating National Headlines


Cover Story

Using Facial Recognition

Using Facial Recognition

Improving operations and security in the airport setting

By Dan Grimm

Airports are unique places. They are accessed by thousands of people every day. Few other facilities in the world have to screen so many individuals for personal and environmental safety while providing a positive experience.


Features

Balancing Safety Security and Privacy

How network video and audio are helping hospitals elevate patient care and workplace safety

By Paul Baratta

Hospital safety and security is a series of if-then scenarios. If we can prevent patients from falling out of bed, then we can avoid serious, costly injuries.


Collaborative Partnerships

Customers are driving changes, the open platform has become the industry standard

By Scott Ridder

Integrated security solutions have become standard within the security industry, but recent years have seen a shift in the way companies want to manage their integrations.


Understanding AI in Video Surveillance

Applying human intelligence to computer programs

By Brian Carle

Many video surveillance professionals have come across the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). But what do those terms mean, and how do they affect Video Surveillance?


Generating National Headlines

Generating National Headlines

Disasters can cause adversity; officials must effectively manage

By Frank Spano, JD

It is no surprise that tragedies on college campuses generate national headlines. Fortunately, active shooter incidents on campus are extraordinarily rare events, and campuses remain far safer than the community at large. However, shootings are not the only concern.


Technologies Driving Impact

Technologies Driving Impact

Communications always evolving in people’s everyday lives

By John Petruzzi

Technology has always driven change, whether evolving communications in people’s everyday lives or offering new functionality across business applications.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

The Sooner, The Better

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, so has the need for mobile security apps

By Richard Aldrich

Does an organization need to invest in a safety app? The short answer is yes, the sooner the better. For the longer answer we must consider the technological, behavioral, and legal trends.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

Surviving the COVID Crisis

By Ralph C. Jensen

COVID-19. Where to begin? This pandemic appears to be nowhere near controlled or over, and it certainly has taken its toll worldwide and on all Americans.


Government Security

Solving the Challenges

Beyond solving crimes, surveillance video can serve as client’s protection against liability

By William (Bill) Brennan

Security managers, CSOs and other personnel tasked with mitigating risk at an organization are the first link in a long and vitally important chain.


Finding Flexible Systems In The Age of Converged Security

Considerations for selecting government-grade security solutions

By David Helbock

While access control is an essential consideration for any business, nowhere is it more necessary to maintain real-time oversight of who is on-premise than in a governmental facility — whether at the federal, state or local level.


Implementing a Video Plan

Designing a security system with cybersecurity in mind

By Stuart Rawling

There’s a specific paradigm shift in the world of video that might be bigger than the transition from analog to IP more than 15 years ago.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • FEP GameChanger

    FEP GameChanger

    Paige Datacom Solutions Introduces Important and Innovative Cabling Products GameChanger Cable, a proven and patented solution that significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable will now have a FEP/FEP construction. 3