November / December 2020
- The Use of Technology
- What is on the Horizon?
- A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance
- The Role of Security
- Protecting Utilities
Tending to camera, sensor, and general surface cleaning maintenance – that is overdue – while staying safe
By Ralph C. Jensen
The video cameras and sensors your business has invested in provide you with the protection you need to be safe as well as the information you need to keep operations running smoothly.
ADT Commercial has announces that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security provider and integrator, CLS Technology, Inc., based in Katy, TX.
Theft and vandalism make enticing targets for criminals
By John Nemerofsky
Federal, state and local agencies prioritize robust physical security plans for the nation’s electric power utilities. And they should. Any disruption in service from a primary provider could impact millions of people and businesses over a wide swath of the country.
Responding to breaches or new attack techniques by advancing defensive frameworks
By Karthik Krishnan
It’s no surprise that cyber security defenses took their first cues from the physical world. Castles have moats. Your house has a door with a lock. It makes sense to protect your network with a firewall. But cyber criminals soon crashed that plane.
Because security entrances do not have AI built into their technology, integrating intelligence into secured entrances requires a collaborative effort
By Kurt Measom
With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, AI in the form of machine learning and deep learning has become a disruptive technological force in the physical security industry.
By Fredrik Nilsson
As much as we focus on how technology trends affect the security industry, it’s also important to pay attention to broader global trends.
Proper software, solutions have help identify potentially bad hires
By Todd Mickelsen
Customers and the public trust security firms to safeguard people, places and information. This trust is quickly destroyed when security staff commit a crime, which is often due to inadequately prescreening job candidates during the interview process.
Outreach, communication in 2021 will come through practical advanced technologies
By Ralph Diment
Smart cities will need to grapple with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 while responding to natural disasters, such as the California wildfires and everyday emergencies.
The world of thermal imaging and how it applies to today’s modern security solutions
By Bill Parrish
Never before has thermal imaging technology been as widely discussed as it is today. While unfortunate for all of us, COVID-19 has cast light onto various thermal scanning technologies available to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by detecting people who may have elevated body temperatures.
Predictions After an Unprecedented Year of Change
By Mark Duato
To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances that have upended life as we know it, and redefined what it means to be resilient in the ever-evolving security industry.
By Martin Gren
The security industry has a long history of pushing the technology envelope. Whether taking quantum leaps or building incrementally on past achievements, we’re in constant forward motion.
Adjusting to the new normal in the workplace
By Jeff Stanek
A key component of the healthy building ecosystem is security and access solutions. Security management systems offer solutions that organizations can deploy to increase building health. The good news is many facilities already have these controls in place and are well positioned to adapt the technology to meet current health and safety needs.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Savers Thrift Superstores are all about offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories, and household goods. With more than 300 locations in North America and Australia, security also is top of mind for company executives.
By Ralph C. Jensen
I just can’t seem to get my arms around that phrase, “The New Normal.” I’m not sure why it bothers me so much, because how it see it … every day is a new day; every day something new is happening.