Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - September 2020

October 2020

  • No Touch, Low Touch
  • Going the Distance
  • Driving New Options
  • Accelerating Security
  • Bringing Rapid Identification


Cover Story

No Touch, Low Touch

No Touch, Low Touch

Guide for public buildings: find a way to eliminate the spread of germs

By David Price

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made eliminating the spread of germs a critically important life-safety imperative.


Features

Smarter Power Consumption

Sensors: When less becomes more

By ZhiYoong Foo

What if the next generation of IoT sensing solutions offered ubiquitous, unobtrusive, and more aesthetically pleasing sensing? And, what would that mean for security and compliance?


Driving New Opportunities

Driving New Opportunities

The advantages of greater processing power at the edge and greater scalability in the cloud

By Robert Muehlbauer

When network video cameras first came on the market, they were chiefly bare bones video streaming devices.


Today’s Essentials

Gigabit mmWave essential for today’s HD video security systems

By Alex Doorduyn

Many of today’s video security systems feature 4K HD video to help human operators monitor and react better, but also to provide the best possible raw video data for the AI and machine learning programs that are used to continuously enhance operations.


Bringing Rapid Identification

Mobile readers give immediate identification to police officers in the field

By Russell Megonigal

As biometric readers play an increasingly prominent role in law enforcement, one of the newest high-value use cases is the ability to identify persons of interest on the street using smaller mobile biometric readers that are easy and safe for officers to both carry and use.


Democratizing Access

Democratizing Access

Dover International Speedway implements safety and security for NASCAR races and Firefly Music Festival

By Barbara Rizzatti

The Dover International Speedway’s high-banked, one-mile concrete oval race track is known as “The Monster Mile”.


Shifting Strategies

Homeland Security vows to offer protection during COVID-19

By Barry Goodson

The onslaught of COVID-19 has elevated security measures in every border control operation within the Department of Homeland Security.


Going the Distance

Increasing Your Power Over the Network

By Ronnie Pennington

Networked devices have made all the difference in giving security and communication systems far more ubiquity, capabilities, and performance than anyone could have dreamed of when the IP was invented in 1974.


An Essential Business

The art of protecting people, product, facilities and process

The manufacturing sector is extraordinarily diverse, ranging from the manufacturing of advanced fighter jets to ventilators, and pharmaceutical products to cars, paper products, steel, clothing, high-tech components and beyond.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

High Quality Integration

By Eddie Reynolds

Whether you are walking through U.S. customs at an airport or the lobby at a critical facility like a data center, a visitor checkpoint to verify your identity is standard.


Industry Professional

Meet the Director of Happiness

By Ralph C. Jensen

It is true that a picture is worth a thousand words. A nice, feel-good story is an escape from the mundane world of work.


Webinars

New Products

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • 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