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Security Products Magazine December 2011

December 2011


Features

World Class Security

World Class Security

By Mary Wilbur

Dallas, Texas, considers itself a world-class city. Whatever the qualifications, the arts district in the city is certainly world class, and, therefore, the security must also meet high-caliber specifications.


Protecting Naval Ordnance

Protecting Naval Ordnance

The Naval Ordnance Test Unit (NOTU) at the Cape Canaveral, Fla., Air Force Station supports and tests sea-based weapons in a safe environment.


Trends in Video Surveillance

Trends in Video Surveillance

By Gary Wong, Jon Cropley

The transition from analog CCTV equipment to network video surveillance equipment continues to be the major overarching trend within the video surveillance industry.


The Logistics of Security

The Logistics of Security

By Peter Jankowski

Navarre Corp., a distribution and retail support operation in Minneapolis, previously relied on an analog-based surveillance system as a way to increase security and aid in investigations, but the company found the system unreliable for capturing high-quality video when incidents occurred.


Aviation Soars with Security

Aviation Soars With Security

By Rolland Trayte

This year’s EAA AirVenture 2011 in July drew close to 550,000 visitors during the seven-day event—members, fans and spectators who came to see daily aviation shows, aerobatics and pyrotechnics, as well as the opening day Fly-In Theater.


Securitys Range and Capabilities

Security's Range and Capabilities

By Brandon Arcment

The mobility and convenience offered by handheld devices has caught the attention of manufacturers and integrators, who are now marketing numerous security solutions.


Departments

There Are Heroes Among Us

By Ralph C. Jensen

Clark Kent was mildmannered and unassuming, yet, when needed, he became a hero, saving those at risk, the poor and downtrodden. Better known as Superman, he was, at least in the comic books, one person among us who simply did his job, often without fanfare or glamour.


Iconic Shanghai

Iconic Shanghai

By Mark S. Wilson

Shanghai WorldExpo Culture Center, shaped like a flying saucer—and often referred to as the “Spaceship”—is one of Shanghai’s iconic buildings.


Mob Mentality

Mob Mentality

By Ronnie Rittenberry

’Tis the season to be jolly, especially if you’re a retailer. For most stores, the cash registers are ca-chinging more this month than they have all year.


Supplement

Aggressively Priced Clouds

Aggressively Priced Clouds

By Eric Burgener

A lower-cost virtual infrastructure gives cloud providers pricing leeway that can be used either to beat a competitor’s price or to increase margins.


12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Surveillance Style

By Hedgie Bartol

From Black Friday all the way through the returns season, the sheer uptick in shoppers during the holiday season is daunting for retailers of any size.


Real World Opportunities

Real World Opportunities

With smart functions incorporated into today’s network video cameras, images can be analyzed before they leave the camera, which can then trigger an alarm or relay other data to enable a system-wide response.


The Complexity of Mass Notification

The Complexity of Mass Notification

By Ralph C. Jensen

To better understand what is needed and the current state of mass notifications, Siemens undertook a detailed analysis of U.S. colleges and universities, taking a hard look at information provided to the government as part of the Clery Act. The company released the results in October in a white paper.


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