Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - January February 2021

January / February 2021

  • Outside the Walls
  • The New Age
  • Grooming the Landscape
  • Digital Technologies Create Savings
  • A True Calling


Cover Story

The New Age

The New Age

The industry must be prepared for future pandemics

By John Mears

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial passenger air travel in the United States dropped by more than 90%.


Features

To the Next Level

To the Next Level

By Teresa Liou

Security and surveillance solutions must be able to quickly, accurately and reliably identify potential threats so that security staff can promptly respond.


A Quality of Life

Municipalities improve networks with physical security systems

By Bob Carter

When the number of people working from home rapidly increased in the spring of 2020, organizations everywhere had to adapt quickly.


Bringing Trust to the Workplace

Bringing Trust to the Workplace

Global health crisis demands ever-changing environment, public health guidelines

By Mark Robinton

As businesses and governments enter a new era of workplace safety, two prerequisites are preparedness and the ability to pivot quickly.


Digital Technologies Create Savings

Other benefits and efficiencies aimed for criminal justice system

By Enrique Pavlioglou

Digital technologies are transforming all aspects of life today, yet sectors such as the criminal justice system continue to be slow to adapt and are failing to take advantage of a wealth of innovations available at the moment.


Outside the Walls

Outside the Walls

Video surveillance designed for challenging environments

By Dilen Thakrar

When it comes to video surveillance for outdoor use, security solutions often require specialized camera technology to be effective and maximize monitoring capabilities.


The How and Why

Companies switch from proximity to smartcard systems

By Tom Piston

Current RFID devices, particularly those operating at 125 kHz, are not suitable for secure identification. Proximity credentials that operate at 125 kHz are vulnerable to cloning.


A True Calling

A True Calling

Finding a full purpose in remote video surveillance workflows

By Aaron Saks

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that secure remote access to systems is no longer a “nice to have” feature.


A Technology Advancement

The video surveillance industry has turned to using tape to affordably store video

By Jay Jason Bartlett

It is amazing that the year of convergence from analog to IP was supposed to be 2008 but it was not until 2012 that IP-cameras started to outsell analog cameras. We sure have come a long way from those analog-oriented days.


Grooming the Landscape

Tips on managing your cybersecurity

By Wayne Dorris

The explosion of IoT devices in today’s technology landscape makes a perfect storm for attackers to exploit.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Front Line Security at Risk

Matters of security never seem to be old news. What a wild ride at the U.S. Capitol in early January. So much so that security has been called into question.

By Ralph C. Jensen


INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

If I Knew Yesterday What I Know Today

By Trent Whatcott

Although I work in software now, I oversaw the marketing for a manufacturing company in another life.


Webinars

New Products

  • 4K Video Decoder

    3xLOGIC’s VH-DECODER-4K is perfect for use in organizations of all sizes in diverse vertical sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality, education and commercial premises. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com 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

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3