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August 2008


Tools Designed for Securing Tools

By Mike Marett

There are two "S"s critical to the construction industry: safety and security. Protecting workers from harm is obviously of primary concern, but protecting assets on the jobsite against theft is also on the top of one's mind.

Seeing Through Rose-colored Passes

By Debbie Bolles

Tracking more than 300,000 admissions, outpatient visits and emergency room visits—not to mention an unknown number of vendor and family member visits per year at Swedish Covenant Hospital—proved a challenge from a security standpoint for this seven-building campus.

Under the Microscope

By Fredrik Nilsson

Although a small city, Longmont, Colo., has always stood out from the crowd. In 2006, Longmont was named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States by Money Magazine. The goal of the magazine survey, according to Longmont’s Web site, was to find small livable cities that had the best possible blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, open space, reasonable home prices and activities.

Lending a Hand

By Joel Hagberg

It’s been clear for a long time now that user names and passwords are simply not enough to ensure secure authentication in enterprise applications.

Without Incident

By Roni Zehavi

Defined as occurrences that have or might have a negative impact on the continuity of routine operations, incidents may occur in any organization, public facility or business entity.


See Ya at CEDIA

By Megan Weadock

Integration isn’t just another industry buzzword. It’s an entire movement that can be seen all around us in plenty of ways.

Forging New Frontiers

By Gadi Piran

The biggest trends in the security industry today reflect those of business in general.

Ask the Expert

By Steve Morefield

Building a Solution

By Ralph C. Jensen

There’s more than meets the eye to any integrator who is tasked with full building automation. I got a firsthand look at this growing market niche when I attended the Honeywell Building Solutions users’ track in Scottsdale, Ariz., in June. Nearly 200 users were in attendance discussing automation and control systems. Paul Bardon, general manager for the Americas, said Honeywell lists $12.5 billion in global sales, which includes building solutions, security and life safety.

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