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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


  • Ahead of Current Events Ahead of Current Events

    In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. The Dataminr mission is to keep subscribers up-to-date on worldwide events in case of employee travel. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.

Digital Edition

  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Spaces4Learning
  • Campus Security & Life Safety