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December 2010


Power Accord

By Martina Panighel

With temperatures regularly topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Southwestern state of Arizona, residents need a reliable source of electricity to run air conditioners. Power utility APS is the Grand Canyon State’s largest electric utility and Arizona’s leading producer of electric power, providing reliable power with quality service at a reasonable cost for more than 100 years. APS, which is owned by Pinnacle West Capital Corp., serves more than 1.1 million customers in 11 of the 15 counties in the state.

A Conversation with Alastair Hayfield

As editors in the security industry publication trade, we often get updates from several research companies that make it a practice to report on industry conditions and analyses for the future. IMS Research is a supplier of market research in a wide range of global electronics markets, including the security industry. IMS regularly publishes detailed research on electronic physical security products such as CCTV and video surveillance, access control, intruder alarms and fire detection and suppression equipment. We sat down with Alastair Hayfield, research manager of video surveillance and VCA group, to ask a few questions.

Hitting a Home Run

By Fredrik Nilsson

Every August, the Little League International World Series brings more than 300,000 visitors to the small town of South Williamsport, Pa. With a population of 6,000, the community’s resources could easily be overwhelmed by providing ample security for athletes, visiting dignitaries and spectators.

The Olympic Challenge

By Oliver Vellacott

The major security risk at any large sporting event is people. Such gatherings not only attract fans, but also criminals, traffic chaos and potential terrorist attacks. Video surveillance is therefore a key component of the integrated security solution at these events.

The Road Ahead

As we reach the end of 2010, and hopefully find a surer footing for the years ahead economically, the staff of Security Products magazine sat down with several key players in the security industry to gauge their thoughts on technology resources and the economic impact for the coming year.

Lone Star Video

By Del V. Salvi

Management team members of the United Supermarkets chain in north and west Texas are big believers in the value of video surveillance, as evidenced by their investment in the latest technologies such as megapixel cameras and video delivered to smart phones. The investment is providing big benefits for the chain, and not just for loss prevention.


Invasion of the Body Scanners

By Ronnie Rittenberry

The blogosphere lit up in mid-October when Michael Roberts, a pilot for Houston-based ExpressJet Airlines Inc., refused to submit to a full-body scan or a manual pat down at Memphis International Airport. At issue were the advanced imaging technology (AIT) scanners the airport had only recently installed in place of traditional metal detectors at security checkpoints, manned by employees of the Transportation Security Administration.

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