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August 2011


Features

No Limits

No Limits

By Rich Mellott

For The Limited, an established U.S. women’s fashion retailer with 220 stores and 2,600 employees, finding better ways to manage and improve customer service, staffing levels, merchandising effectiveness and profitability is key to continued success.


IP School Security Goes District Wide

IP School Security Goes District Wide

By Barbara Winkler-Chimbor

Keeping schools secure is an unarguably important task with inherent challenges. Often, teachers are outnumbered by students, and having enough eyes to make sure all areas are monitored is generally a very daunting task. It is not economically feasible, nor practical, to simply continue hiring additional aides to help watch over various areas of a school campus.


Perimeter Arsenal

Perimeter Arsenal

By Allyn Pon

While technology advances in physical security for buildings and building proximity have been rapid and omnipresent, new tools for improved perimeter security have not been as visible, yet they still play an important role in overall security success.


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

By Mike DeMille

Considered a fast-growing segment, the home controls sector has experienced numerous changes in recent years thanks to the introduction of affordable, user-friendly technologies.


The Future of Multipurpose Smart Cards

By Brad Jarvis

Increasing threats on school campuses and at government facilities, coupled with diminishing budgets and intense pressure to cut costs across all levels and departments, are forcing security administrators to find new ways to keep their buildings safe without breaking the bank. Each organization features its own set of ever-changing idiosyncrasies and unique challenges, requiring flexible system architectures to satisfy specific needs.


Kicking it up a leve

Kicking It Up a Level

By Jennifer Toscano

An employee at a particular major teaching hospital carries a magnetic stripe card with two barcodes on the lanyard. In addition, the employee must remember two different PINs and carry a proximity card for the institution’s other facility. That doesn’t make sense.


Departments

IP Video Design Considerations

IP Video Design Considerations

By Mike Mathes

When considering IP video design, a great deal of attention is usually given to bandwidth, processor throughput and storage.


TSA on the Run

TSA on the Run

By Ralph C. Jensen

Have you been to an airport lately? The security business is booming, and TSA agents are out in full splendor, screening passengers left and right. Nobody gets by the security agents staffing the front gates.


Surveillance with a twist

Surveillance with a Twist

By Ronnie Rittenberry

While the company attributes its success to the strength of its brand, the efficiency of its stores, and, of course, the quality of its pretzelry, it says it also is improving operations with the increasing presence and power of surveillance cameras.


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