September / October 2022
- Remote Monitoring
- Maintaining Volunteer Security
- The Next Evolution
- Tackling Traffic Congestion
- Closing Staffing Gaps
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.
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.
By Fabiola Ruvalcaba
Organizations of every type and size often need to make informed decisions for areas of improvement, enhancement, and change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.