Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - May June 2023

May / June 2023

  • IoT Saves the Day
  • Protecting Sensitive Data
  • One Pane, Less Pain
  • Harnessing Data-driven Video Technology
  • Revamping Wrigley Field


Cover Story

IoT Saves the Day

IoT Saves the Day

Versatile smart sensor shapes the future of security for communities coast to coast

By Monique Merhige

Today, creating a safe environment across schools, hotels, office buildings, housing complexes and other facilities has become a necessity. There are so many dangers lurking in buildings of all sizes and shapes from fire hazards, vaping issues, chemical/air quality issues, intruders and so much more.


Features

Making Your Security and Surveillance “Smarter”

By Aaron Saks

Many vehicles, homes and businesses already have some level of “smart” technology and automation currently in use. That trend will only accelerate through increased use of more sophisticated mobile and connected devices, combined with AI, for more consumer and professional applications.


Harnessing Data-driven Video Technology

By Jennifer Hones

From Atlantic City to Las Vegas, casinos, gaming hotels and resorts are always looking for new ways to enhance the customer experience and differentiate themselves from their competitors.


Revamping Wrigley Field

Revamping Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs improve security at historic ballpark

By Rick Taylor

When talking about baseball in the United States, it’s hard not to think of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. With a history spanning more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most recognized teams in professional sports.


One Pane, Less Pain

One Pane, Less Pain

Making the case for a unified security solution

By Rob Druktenis

Just because a solution is built on an open-standards platform doesn’t ensure that all the vendors’ systems will work together as promised. Some features may not be supported, or not supported to their fullest potential.


The Advantage of Video Monitoring

By Daniel Forrest

The last few years have been unique, and we, as a society, continue to face new challenges. Organizations and businesses of all types are walking a fine line between facility accessibility and supporting facility security.


The Physical Security World and Beyond

By Peter Boriskin

A cybersecurity breach is one of the greatest risks organizations face today, especially given how connected our world is, including intelligent locks and access control systems. The potential impact of cybercrime is astounding.


Protecting Sensitive Data

Protecting financial institutions and customers from critical cyberattacks

By Thorsten Stremlau

Digital banking has become commonplace across the world, with the number of people using these services projected to reach 3.6 billion by 2024.


The Impact of Strategic Technology Partnerships

The Impact of Strategic Technology Partnerships

By Craig Newell

It may sound counterintuitive, but transparency is vital in the security industry. While many solutions block, divert and alert to imminent threats, at its core, security is rooted in the critical clarity between what the end-user needs and what the provider can offer


Rethink Credentials

Rethink Credentials

By Jason Bohrer

Access control readers have been around commercially since the 1980s, along with physical badge credentials to open doors. Initially, these were magstripes, then proximity cards, then smart cards. The problem is, however is, these are still cards. Plastic cards that identify who you are, and where you work. In a world where technology is being innovated faster than ever before more sustainable alternatives are required.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Defund Police, I Don’t Think So

By Ralph C. Jensen

An interesting article from Portland OR, or more specifically Portland State University made headlines last week.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • 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

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3