Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2022

November / December 2022

  • Key Tech Trend
  • Control Your Room
  • Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?
  • Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs
  • Creating a Stance


Cover Story

Key Tech Trends

Key Tech Trends

How modern video analytics make an impact on the industry

By Scott Dunn

Video analytics is in the midst of a revolution. For decades, the video surveillance goal was primarily to record video for later review in the event of a security-related incident.


Features

Driving Security to News Heights

Providing safe, steady power, along with data to networked endpoint devices

By JR Andrews

According to a 2022 study conducted by Ponemon Institute, the average U.S. enterprise manages approximately 135,000 endpoint devices. Given that most, if not all of these devices require dependable power to maintain functionality, the need to deliver reliable power efficiently to devices, which is critical to building safety, security and comfort have never been higher.


Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

Venues require specific strategy and a road map, including facility orientation

By Travis Strawbridge, Ty L. Richmond

The event security industry, which includes concerts, conventions, sporting and other special events, was one of the sectors hit hardest by the global pandemic, as events ground to a halt overnight, but the sector has come roaring back to life with lightning speed.


Creating a Stance

Creating a Stance

The perfect scenario is preventing incidents before they happen

By Adam Lowenstein

Video security systems have been effective deterrents to crime because of its ability to capture and present evidence of events that have happened. Such systems can be invaluable in protecting people and assets.


Is your access control system cyber secure?

Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?

A cybersecurity breach in an access control system can cause damage far beyond the doors

By Despina Stamatelos

Access control systems exist to improve security for organizations, but if the hardware and software are not up to date, the system may be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and other risks.


Control Your Room

Control Your Room

Selecting the right workstations to ensure employees are healthy, focused and engaged

By Randy Smith

There is an understanding that doing a job right requires the right tools. However, recent years have seen rising awareness that furniture does not merely provide a post from which to do a job. Instead, contributing to successful outcomes requires the right furniture.


Video Metadata: Describing the Details that Matter

By Joe Danielson

Modern surveillance systems generate an overwhelming (and mostly unused) amount of data. This is especially true when recording video in 24/7 operations, which is essential to capturing evidence, incidents and events


Constantly Evolving

Constantly Evolving

Cybersecurity is playing an intrinsic role supporting physical security devices

By Ben Williams

Security requirements are constantly evolving and one of the most pressing impacts of this evolution today centers on cybersecurity. Two aspects need to be addressed: the physical security of digital networks and the cybersecurity of physical security devices.


Departments

Industry Focus

Looking Forward to 2023

By Ralph C. Jensen

Talking to an industry associate in early November, we laughed a little bit about the fact that it is (almost) 2023. Well, we were planning for print material for next year. The conversation led us into a quick discussion about Y2K.


Industry Professional

The Talent Shortage

How security entrances can fill the gap

By Joseph Seagriff

The nationwide talent shortage has had a ripple effect across all industries and the security industry is no exception.


New Products

  • Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software

    Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software

    Johnson Controls, the global leader in smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, and architect of the Open Blue digital connected platforms, has released the newest version of the Tyco Kantech EntraPass security management software. 3

  • LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

    LiftMaster Garage Door Opener

    LiftMaster Transforms the Garage Door Opener Into a Sleek Smart Home Device That Does More Than Open and Close the Garage Door 3

  • Schlage RC reader controller

    Schlage RC Reader Controller

    This new innovative device combines the power of the Pure IP™ access control technology pioneered by ISONAS with Schlage’s intelligent hardware and credentials, delivering a comprehensive and cost-effective perimeter solution to customers. 3