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April 2009


Features

The World of Wireless

By Richard Ho

As security risks increase, the need to visually monitor and record events in the most remote areas becomes even greater. Moreover, the value of video surveillance has grown significantly with the introduction of intelligent motion, temperature and sound sensors.


Keeping Watch

By Jon Mooney

With biometric technology, payroll administrators can eliminate the headaches and costs of accurately tracking employee time and attendance.


To Serve and Protect

By Bob Banerjee


Enrolling a Solution

By Del V. Salvi

At Chapman University, officials are creating a system of digital security cameras to take advantage of a fiber-optic network that serves the 76-acre tree-lined university campus in Orange, Calif.


The Golden Years

By Mike McGovern, Mike Conery

Like many healthcare and senior care facilities, Casa de las Campanas was cognizant of the need for greater efficiency and security required in today’s fast-paced world.


Extended Outlook

By Lee Caswell

The Long Beach, Calif., police department turned to high-tech "eyes in the sky" to monitor and protect public access areas.


Overnight Delivery

With thousands of packages moving through its European hubs every hour, security has always been a top priority for DHL Express, an international road-, air- and rail-based courier and express service.


Solar Targets

By Katharina Geutebruck

Europe's large photovoltaic power stations represent significant investments and require effective protection against theft and vandalism. With the specific needs of this emerging market in mind, Geutebruck has teamed up with physical security specialist Haverkamp GmbH and system integrator Akera Security GmbH to supply customized, all-in-one PV power station security solutions.


Countering a Calamity

By Mariann McDonagh

In today’s world, any manufacturing or critical infrastructure facility is at risk of a terrorist attack.


In a Blur

By Mike Capulli

The security industry has been undergoing a series of advancements in low-light surveillance. Nonetheless, image quality in these situations does not compare to the quality of daytime surveillance.


Departments

Looking into the Wild

By Megan Weadock

In a world haunted by crime, violence and the unexpected, it's comforting to know that CCTV surveillance keeps an eye on us in many of the places we go—from a stadium, a shopping mall or an airport, to the office parking lot at night.But one IP video solution manufacturer recently installed a surveillance system at a less common location— the Vienna, Austria, Zoo—that is less focused on people than it is on pandas, rhinos and penguins.


Reliable Sources

By Sherleen Mahoney

California State University at Long Beach, the largest campus of the California State University system, spans 323 acres and operates 84 academic buildings and 18 residence halls. The campus accommodates its 38,000 students, who are mostly commuters, with numerous remote parking lots. Its proximity to major highways makes it prone to safety concerns including vandalism, auto theft and trespassers.


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