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November 2011


Features

The Next Level

The Next Level

By Sherleen Mahoney

Today, businesses can’t do without large investments in camera infrastructure, and up until now, video surveillance has existed for the sole purpose of security.


Wild About Security

By Courtney Pedersen

Akron Zoo, based in Ohio, started as a children’s zoo in 1953, as an addition to an existing museum of natural history.


Increase Security Not Complexity

Increase Security Not Complexity

By Paul Galburt

As any security officer will tell you, there’s a compelling reason for integrating access control with a video management system (VMS). Key cards and PINs are just the first line of defense against unauthorized access.


Expanding Surveillance

Expanding Surveillance

By Pramod Akkarachittor

Small cities are no longer insulated from heinous crimes that have traditionally been associated with much larger cities such as New York and Los Angeles.


Taking Root

Taking Root

By Bill Taylor

The environmental movement has been around at least since the first Earth Day in 1970, and the full advantage of green consciousness is finally being realized among some of the largest end user markets for security systems.


Security in the Fastlane

Security in the Fast Lane

By Debjit Das

Globally, the growing dependence on transportation networks has made transportation infrastructure among the most important assets to protect.


Departments

Replacing the Hodgepodge

By Nicole Segura

Covering 250 square miles in northern Brazoria County, just north of Galveston Island, Texas, Alvin Independent School District has 17,500 students and 23 schools.


Enhancing Loss Prevention

By Ralph C. Jensen

Do you ever wonder why commodities are so expensive? I do, and I ponder the possibilities of lowering the cost of goods. The problem is thieves—inside and outside the retail setting.


Secret Agent Man

Secret Agent Man

By Ronnie Rittenberry

The National Clandestine Service is playing a vital part in that seemingly unending fight because electronic intelligence gathering can take us only so far.


Supplement

Bullies Ruin the School Experience

Bullies Ruin the School Experience

By Ralph C. Jensen

Bullying goes against everything that schools stand for. A school should be a safe haven filled with opportunities to learn and grow; it is a place for children to expand upon their perceived talents and abilities, a place to be nurtured and treasured.


Lifting the Community

Lifting the Community

By Bill Taylor

The Ron Clark Academy is arguably one of the most renowned middle schools (grades six through eight) in America.


A Trail of Blue Lights

A Trail of Blue Lights

By Bob Shanes

Florida State University has a rich history of providing quality education to a diverse population.


Clearing the Halls

Clearing the Halls

By Wendi Burke

The Edwardsville Community Unit School District, which encompasses 185 square miles of the suburban St. Louis town of Edwardsville, Ill., is one of the oldest school districts in the state. It serves 7,500 K-12 students at 14 schools.


Painting a Secure University Education

Painting A Secure University Education

By Mary Wilbur

The Academy of Art University in San Francisco has evolved from a loft studio for a handful of students in 1929 to become the country’s largest private school for art and design.


Scoring High Marks

Scoring High Marks

By Leon Langlais

Highway 94, which runs a ruler-straight path between Colorado Springs, Colo., and Kansas, is about the only thing that breaks up the vista of lush, green alfalfa fields and cattle ranches in eastern Colorado. The town of Rush is one of several unincorporated towns that dot the Highway's path, and it is the rural home to a population of fewer than 750 people.


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