Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2022

March / April 2023

  • Achieving Clear Communications
  • Houston, We Have a Problem
  • A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution
  • Wireless Growth Continues
  • Progressing Capabilities


Cover Story

Achieving Clear Communications

Achieving Clear Communications

The need for clear communication is always a necessary part of security

By Bruce Czerwinski

Technology within the security industry has adapted to numerous changes through the years, from the early days of analog devices to today’s IP-based solutions, networked cameras, and access control solutions, in addition to analytics, cloud-based products, virtual security guards, and more.


Features

The Core Value Proposition

The Core Value Proposition

AI can help predict an undesirable event could take place

By Shawn Kermani

Machine and deep learning algorithms are everywhere in our lives. Masquerading as AI, they are only in their infancy. Have a conversation with a ChatGPT chatbot, and it becomes clear just how far we have come in a short time and how far we have to go.


Progressing in Capabilities

Progressing in Capabilities

Explosion-protected cameras are becoming more affordable

By Joe Morgan

Hazardous areas within industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and the like, have long-sought reliable video surveillance cameras and equipment that can operate safely in these harsh and unpredictable environments.


Why This Matters

By Alan Stoddard

In today's complex and rapidly changing security landscape, situational intelligence has become crucial to managing risk and protecting assets. It refers to gathering, analyzing and using information about a particular situation to make informed and effective decisions.


A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution

By Patrick Kelly

Across the United States, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, truck yards, parking lots and car dealerships all have a common concern. They are targets for catalytic converters. In nearly every region, cases of catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed.


Planning for Your Perimeter

Planning for Your Perimeter

Taking a hard security review of your first line of defense

By Aaron Saks

The perimeter is an organization’s first line of defense and a critical element of any security and surveillance program. Even if a building’s interior or exterior security is strong, without a solid perimeter surveillance approach any company or business is vulnerable.


Securing Large Events

Cities look to integrated, data-drive video solutions

By Jason Tyre

A highly integrated, data-driven approach to securing and managing major special events is driving cities to adopt innovative video technologies for safety and security.


The Key Issue

The Key Issue

By Brian Davidson

It is February 2014. A woman is getting ready in her room on a cruise ship when she hears a knock on the door; it is a crewmember delivering breakfast. She is not presentable so she tells him to leave it by the door.


Taking Flight

Taking Flight

By Cameron Javdani

Airport security is a complex system that incorporates multiple technologies to ensure the safety and security of travelers, employees and the facility itself. Sound-based technologies are integral pieces of this system, providing means of communication, notification and monitoring.


Accelerating Security Modernization

Accelerating Security Modernization

Why digital transformation is critical to today’s financial systems

By Matt Tengwall

In recent years, the term “digital transformation” has been one of the most frequently used buzzwords across industries. On its most basic level, it refers to the reimagining of how an organization leverages its technology systems to improve business processes.


Stop that Vehicle

Stop that Vehicle

By Greg Hamm

A wayward driver. A medical emergency. Maybe someone who wants to inflict harm. These are all examples of a vehicle jumping on a sidewalk and causing injuries to pedestrians and workers. It is impossible to foresee every potential scenario where this might happen but the one solution that can stop the vehicle from doing damage are crash-rated bollards, with an emphasis on “crash rated.”


Wireless Growth Continues - Access control revolves around affordability, faster and easier installs and labor efficiency.

Wireless Growth Continues

Access control revolves around affordability, faster and easier installs and labor efficiency.

By Lester LaPierre

After 20 years on the market, it is safe to say that wireless electronic access control (EAC) has hit the mainstream. In 2022, wireless solutions dominated the major projects involving digital access solutions, and the trend appears to be growing as organizations ramp up plans for 2023. The primary drivers revolve around wireless EAC’s affordability, faster and easier installation, greater scalability, labor efficiency, and compatibility with wired solutions.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Swatting is not Amusing

By Ralph C. Jensen

You have noticed and read the news, chaos and disruption, society veering away from the norm. At least the normal that was familiar to us. Without focusing on the grim reality of mass shootings, there is another crazy thing happening.


INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Purpose-built AI for security cameras

By Nick Israel

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in companies introducing AI technologies for the security surveillance industry. All are promising the ability to deliver some new capability or a better “mousetrap.”


Whitepapers

New Products

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 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

  • 4K Video Decoder

    3xLOGIC’s VH-DECODER-4K is perfect for use in organizations of all sizes in diverse vertical sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality, education and commercial premises. 3