Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2021

July / August 2021

  • Tee Up the Security
  • 4 Steps to Ready
  • Hear Me Out
  • COVID-19 The Final Push
  • The Value of Smart Security


Cover Story

San Diego Police Department helps secure U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

Tee Up the Security

San Diego Police Department helps secure U.S. Open at Torrey Pines

By Fredrik Wallberg

When the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced that the 2021 US Open was taking place at the famed Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, CA, there was an excitement in and around the city.


Features

Turning to the Cloud

Turning to the Cloud

Healthcare Organizations Turn to Video Surveillance to Improve Patient Care and Operations, as Well as Security

By Ken Francis

The ability to reliably and quickly access video from anywhere at any time is something healthcare organizations have come to rely on.


4 Steps to Ready

4 Steps to Ready

Get your customer onboard with smart city applications

By Jason Bonoan

The term “smart city” has created a buzz in the past few years. More than that, the smart city concept is changing the way the world’s metropolitan areas operate. New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle have integrated a variety of intelligent sensors to improve city operations.


Listen Clearly

The importance of intelligible audio in security

By Dan Rothrock

Sounds are a part of our everyday lives. They come at the right time, and at the wrong time. Many sounds we hear are appreciated, such as a bird singing, children laughing, or your feet crunching in the snow as you walk.


Overall Security

Define the basic parameters for software and hardware classification

By Bill Brennan

The physical security industry, and the technologies that drive it, continue to evolve and advance at a rapid pace.


The Future of Industrial Security

The Future of Industrial Security

Power, efficiency raise the security stakes ever higher

By Chris Wall

In the new world of modern industrial networking solutions, the security measures to protect a network must match the pace of innovation across many industries, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture, transportation, heavy construction, military, municipalities, and government.


The Value of Smart Security

Before COVID-19 smartphone apps were already a market trend, but now they’re all the rage

By Wanchai Siriwalothakul

Society has come to value the mobility and convenience of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.


Hear Me Out

Hear Me Out

How network audio can be key to security, safety and operations

By Chris Wildfoerster

Integrating network audio into a security solution is easy. Because it operates on the network via PoE, you can seamlessly integrate it with existing video cameras, access control systems, intercoms, speakers, and other network-based devices.


Redefining Security

How our circumstances shape us, and why a crowd management strategy is more important than ever

By Jeff Spoerndle

In the fall of 2020, sports fans began making their way back to stands for the first time since COVID-19 forced mass shutdowns. For many, this signaled a return to normalcy and a promising outlook for a struggling industry.


The Nation’s Infrastructure

The Nation’s Infrastructure

Exploring the complexity of “unmanned” critical infrastructure protection

By S. Guerry Bruner

The last 12-18 months have shown us just how important our nation’s infrastructure is to our daily lives as well as our health and safety.


Sacred and Secure

Sacred and Secure

How to maintain openness and accessibility, and offer security and safety

By Padma Duvvuri

When people think of a House of Worship (HoW) what may first come to mind is a solemn sanctuary of welcome and refuge. Churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and other places of worship are built on the premise of openness and accessibility, peace and community.


Moving to the Curb

Moving to the Curb

Management helps cities make informed decisions

By Michael Bradner

Making good policy decisions requires data. Cities, for example, need a clear picture of their curbs before implementing any changes to parking allocation, prices, or bylaws. But today gaining this understanding can be difficult because demand for the curb is changing.


The Final Push

The Final Push

Security’s role in vaccine management

By Willem Ryan

It is the last push; the final journey as businesses begin to get back to work, and the office, after a lengthy pause caused by the worldwide pandemic.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

The Changing Marketplace

By Kelly Atkinson

As the Internet of Things (IoT) has continued to evolve, so, too, have the options for pairing smart home integration with both professionally monitored and self-monitored home security solutions.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

Security behind the Front Door

By Ralph C. Jensen

My nature is being skeptical about securing the home. Maybe because a home is a small target or I figure that deadbolt is enough. I have started taking home security and smart home technology more serious.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3