Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - September October 2022

September / October 2022

  • Remote Monitoring
  • Maintaining Volunteer Security
  • The Next Evolution
  • Tackling Traffic Congestion
  • Closing Staffing Gaps


Cover Story

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

New Benchmarks in Biometrics

New high-performance, high-value facial recognition solutions redefine multi-taski

By Brad Donaldson

For too long now, facial recognition technology has been caught in the middle, residing somewhere in between universal and extraordinary.


Features

Smart City Revolution

Video technology is helping make cities and public buildings smarter and safer

By Brent Jacot

Smart buildings are essential building blocks within the complex smart city ecosystem as they contribute significantly to the sustainability of cities. Many governments’ visions of smart cities include not only making urban environments more sustainable.


Making the most of your security system’s insights

Making the Most of Your Security System’s Insights

By Fabiola Ruvalcaba

Organizations of every type and size often need to make informed decisions for areas of improvement, enhancement, and change.


Closing Staffing Gaps

Reducing precious costs with remote guarding solutions

By Jordan Lippel

Societal and economic conditions related to increases in operating expenses have created recruiting and retention challenges impacting all employers and increasing guarding costs over the past few years.


Keeping Pace

Keeping Pace

Higher-resolution cameras, AI-driven analytics and higher frame rates have come as a boon to the security industry

By Brian Mallari

Significant innovations in key technology areas have enabled the development of jaw-dropping new video applications and handed a multitude of opportunities to a wide swath of business segments.


Tips for Homeowners

Tips for Homeowners

Fall season is here and it’s time to revisit home security

By Wade Gibson

Now that summer vacations have come to an end and the skies are getting dark earlier, it’s a good time for homeowners to take a look at their home’s security.


Harmonizing the Power of Data

More leaders seek new way to modernize security and safety effort and adopt an holistic approach

By Alan Stoddard

Today, financial institutions across the globe focus on security and safety more than ever before. Known threats, such as workplace violence, terrorism, and natural disasters, continue to be significant challenges, while cybersecurity risks have expanded.


An Emergency Voice

An Emergency Voice

Will your message be heard during an emergency?

By Bruce Czerwinski

In early July, residents living in a South London tower block “found out through WhatsApp” about a fire raging above them because they allegedly didn’t hear any alarms.


Reducing Overall Costs

Reducing Overall Costs

How AI reduces false alarms and overall costs

By Ajay Jain

By design, physical security systems warn security staff of intrusions or abnormal behavior. Unfortunately, they get it wrong most of the time.


The Next Evolution

Innovation in AI and two-step verification is reducing the labor to monitor cameras - critical as surveillance continues to proliferate

By Greg Ayres

The longstanding practice of watching hundreds and thousands of cameras for suspicious behavior, and then reacting, is over. This method has proven ineffective, especially as surveillance continues to proliferate in home, business, smart cities and other connected environments.


Dispelling the Myths

Dispelling the Myths

Bad practices still in use that put people and assets at risk

By Will Knehr

We hear the term “best practices” a lot, but the truth is, there are still plenty of bad practices in use that put people and assets at risk every day. Many of those bad practices are grounded in one or more of the following myths that commonly lure people and organizations into a false sense of security.


Maintaining Volunteer Security

Complete security system for the town of Batavia Fire Departmen

By Anne Insero

The Town of Batavia, New York is a community of opportunity, originally established in 1802 in Western New York. After a fire occurred without any responding fire apparatus, it was determined the town needed its own fire company.


Tackling Traffic Congestion

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Three technology solutions and how they drive other improvement in city living

By Kevin Taylor

One of the biggest drawbacks to living and working in modern cities is traffic congestion. It frustrates motorists. It increases the probability of accidents. It can slow response time for emergency services. And, it lowers air quality.


Transforming Security Infrastructure

Florida Credit Union deploys ALPR cameras as another banking security feature

By David Uberig

While many people look to financial institutions for products and services that fit their budget and improve their life, others can potentially see them as an opportunity for something far different.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Analytics Uncovered

By Amit Kumar

The new world of AI-driven video analytics is a pattern recognition on a massive scale. Known actions and their corresponding reactions analyzed by software, and through the process of machine learning, provided with programs that can detect, analyze new and evolving patterns.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

Protect Every School Zone

By Ralph C. Jensen

School is back in session, and I could not be happier and more proud of my third grader. School campuses come with their inherent historical risks.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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