Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - April 2021

May June 2021

  • Tapping into Touch-free Digital
  • Deep Learning
  • Working from Home
  • Body-worn Technology
  • A Tragic Turn of Events


Cover Story

Tapping into Touch-free Digital

Tapping into Touch-free Digital

Experiences with trusted-Identity technologies

By Stephen Carney

As the world glimpses a return to more “normal” life, one change seems likely to endure: the preference for touch-free digital experiences.


Features

Unification is the Cure

Failing healthcare security systems confront the pain of aging technology

By Despina Stamatelos

In the past, the Lee Health security department installed many different analog video and access control systems to secure each site. Over time, the technology began aging and failing.


Low Altitude, High Risk

Low Altitude, High Risk

By Jeffrey Starr

Drones present a significant risk to aircraft during takeoffs and landings – low altitude maneuvering – according to an October study from the Canada National Research Council’s Aerospace Research Center.


Always Surrounded

Technology counts on AI to authenticate and identify people

By Brian Baker

Not long ago, artificial intelligence was viewed as science fiction. Today, it routinely makes our lives more secure and convenient. AI surrounds us in our everyday lives.


It is Already Here

It is Already Here

An App store for your video surveillance needs

By Aaron Saks

Today’s video surveillance systems can do so much more than capture footage of a given location. With new AI-based analytics, cameras can identify license plates, help manage occupancy and provide operational and retail intelligence.


Connected Doesn’t Mean Protected

When it comes to device and systems connectivity, surge protection solutions can mitigate risk

By Chris Ralston

Connectivity is more than just a buzzword to those who design and install security, communications, fire alarm and other electronic systems.


Let’s Integrate

5 questions to ask before choosing a security systems integrator

By Sean Foley

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic downturn have prompted an increase in physical security threats across the country.


Devastating Impact

Devastating Impact

Airports look to video technology to do more with less in the face of devastating pandemic

By Jake Cmarada

The COVID-19 outbreak has hit airports hard, and the devastating impact will be felt for years to come. The situation is worrisome not only for the sake of the industry itself but also because airports and air transportation services are critical to the economic stability and growth of cities, regions and countries.


Body-worn Technology

Body-worn Technology

Cities are smarter, safer when the police department can capture images

By Kevin Taylor, Steve Jussaume

For better or for worse, the events of the past several years have put law enforcement under a microscope.


Working from Home

Working from Home

It is here to stay; why an encrypted-SSD upgrade makes sense at home

By Keith Schimmenti

There is no way to downplay how COVID-19 has affected the way we live, do business and educate our children. One year into it, and the end is still nebulously off in the distance.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

A Tragic Turn of Events

By Ralph C. Jensen

No doubt that 2020 will have proven to be one of the oddest years, perhaps in our lifetime. COVID-19 has forced all of us to rethink how to successfully do our jobs. By all counts, the rebound into 2021 have shown good results, except for domestic terrorism.


The new dynamics of security and safety mandates for security entrances

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Navigating the Retrofit

The new dynamics of security and safety mandates for security entrances

By Greg Schreiber

Most security managers know that security technology has come a long way in the last few years, and equipment and systems purchased five or 10 years ago will need to be updated or replaced.


Webinars

New Products

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3