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July 2011


Features

Cooking up a Bowl of Security

Cooking Up a Bowl of Security

By Courtney Pedersen

When preparing to open Galileo III, a white-tablecloth Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., within walking distance of the White House and the National Theater, Chef Roberto Donna let his imagination take hold, not only in the dishes he wanted to prepare for Washington’s movers and shakers, but also in how he could maximize the security surveillance system he knew he would need to protect his assets and help manage his business.


Thermal Imaging

With Thermal Cameras, Image Matters

By David Lee

Adoption of thermal cameras has been growing rapidly, and new vendors are coming onto the field at a rapid clip. This can make getting the camera or collection of cameras you need more problematic rather than less so.


Multi Layer Secure Columbus

Multi-Layers Secure Columbus

By Kim Rahfaldt

Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA) oversees the operations of Port Columbus International Airport, Ohio, which manages commercial service flights; Rickenbacker International Airport, which handles cargo and passenger charter flights; and Bolton Field, a corporate and general aviation airport.


Banking Facility Security

Change with the Times

By Ralph C. Jensen

Remember when you went to the bank with your father to set up that first savings account? Back then, things were pretty simple. You walked in the front door, filled out a paper and voilà, you had your own savings account.


if you see something say something

If You See Something, Say Something

By Samuel Shanes

If you have used any means of public transportation recently, you’ve probably noticed that security measures have been stepped up. In the aftermath of U.S. forces’ operation to kill al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, many Americans share anxiety of a retaliatory terrorist attack.


Departments

Wrangler Stranger Daner

Wrangling Stranger Danger

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Ah, summer—the season of youth! If you’re under a certain age, this is the carefree, barefooted time of year made for swimming pools, beaches, bicycling and baseball—the dandelion days punctuated by lemonade stands, amusement parks, camping and playgrounds. It’s easy to wax poetic.


Dont Pay at the Pump

Don't Pay at the Pump

By Ralph C. Jensen

Crime never gets old, and old crime neverseems to go away. If there is a will, there will always be a way for bad actors to steal money,or in this case, steal an identity. Card skimming has resurfaced as a thief’s easy mark.


Traditional and Logical Security Converge

By Raymond T O’Hara

When the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits opens in Orlando on Sept. 19, there will be some exciting additions for security practitioners to note.


Supplement

Campus Security

Higher Education Better Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

How confident are you that the security offered at your child’s college or university is adequate to protect him or her? Surely, that’s one of the talking points you considered when choosing higher education.


An A+ For VMS

By Rob Shaw

It’s one of the first lessons learned in school: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. After unsuccessfully trying a handful of video surveillance software providers and even more video camera manufacturers, Hobbs, N.M., Municipal School Di strict solved the equation for its video management system needs.


Private Deployment

Private Deployment

By Harm Radstaak

Reykjavik University is a vibrant international university located in the heart of Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. The university is Iceland’s largest private university and focuses on research, excellence in teaching, entrepreneur ship, technology development and cooperation with the active business community.


Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

Scrutinizing Virtual Traffic

By Angela Fortier

For educational institutions, recent advances in technology have also brought problems of cyber threats, viruses, illegal music downloading and excessive bandwidth consumption. As more facilities increase their reliance on technology, the ability to monitor and trace network activity is vital to ensure both data and student cybersafety.


Emergency Notification

By Timothy Means

Inside classrooms, 10 to 100 or more people are isolated from the outside world in a room with doors that do not lock to keep danger out. In the eyes of campus safety experts, this is the perfect setting for a potentially bad situation.


Hold the Phone

Hold the Phone

By Samuel Shanes

Colleges are removing analog phones from dormitories for a variety of reasons. Students don’t use them because they have cell phones. In an emergency, equipment failure due to a wall-connected phone’s age can quickly turn into a liability.


Network the Campus

By Bill Taylor

IP-based video systems seem tailor-made for the education and campus environment. Using IP and connecting across information networks, these systems can reach maximum effectiveness in the environment of modern networked campuses.


Emergency Management

Emergency Management Ready or Not

By Rob Hile

Institutions of higher learning are, by virtue of their mission, open environments. They invite creative thinking and resist interfering, without boundaries, fences or barriers to hinder students’ ability to learn at the highest level. To the security professional responsible for providing a safe and secure environment while maintaining the “open” nature of today’s colleges, it’s not a matter of if something is going to happen, but rather a matter of when.


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