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Security Products Magazine January 2012

January 2012


Features

Energy Companies Under Siege

Energy Companies Under Siege

By Juan Hernandez

Scrub brush and Joshua trees dot the arid landscape where a new wave of wind and solar development is growing along the desert floor.


Focus on Learning

Focus on Learning

By Stina Ehrensvard

Here is how a leading primary school in the United Kingdom solved a problem of providing Internet security tools to protect staff from a variety of security threats when accessing the school’s online resources and network from home, keeping the focus on learning.


High Flying Security

High Flying Security

By Patricia Logue

There are not many topics that can invoke more mass fear in the general public than threats against major U.S. airports.


Departments

Getting Top Grades

Getting Top Grades

By Jennifer Toscano

From dormitories to sororities, libraries to on-campus dining halls, biometric technology is transforming the way universities nationwide keep students and staff safe.


Doppelganger Danger

Doppelganger Danger

By Ronnie Rittenberry

In the world of literature, folklore and myth, the appearance of a doppelganger is generally bad news.


Security to the Hilt

Security to the Hilt

By Kim Rahfaldt

If you’ve ever been to a construction site, chances are you’ve seen Hilti Corp.’s construction tools or its plumbing, heating and air conditioning mechanisms. Hilti’s signature bright red industrial tools and components are used by construction crews worldwide.


Not for Crash Dummies

By Ralph C. Jensen

Portable barriers seem like an economical means to provide security at some pretty high-level events. Not so long ago, the city of Pittsburgh welcomed leaders from the world’s most powerful economic nations by hosting the G-8 conference.


Supplement

29 Campuses and Counting

29 Campuses and Counting

By Nicole Segura

Pflugerville (pronounced “flew-grr-ville”) Independent School District rests in a popular suburb just northeast of Austin, Texas. Encompass - ing nearly 100 square miles, PISD enrolls more than 21,000 students on 29 campuses.


Safe with Sound

Safe With Sound

By Christa Poss

Installed at building exits or along egress routes, directional sounders produce broadband noise using locatable sound to guide building occupants (to safety or outside of the building).


Creating a Killer Referral System

Creating a Killer Referral System

By Bob Maunsell

One of the quickest ways to double your security business and get better quality clientele is to have systems in place that put your clients to work for you—systems that generate referrals.


Consumers Demand Mobility

Consumers Demand Mobility

By Angela Remmert

Ask any long-running business in any industry about the key to longevity, and it’s a fair bet that most will list good customer service at the top of the list.


Top Seller Misperceptions

By Martin Stein, Steve Hall

As the public markets gyrate and the mergers and acquisition market becomes more attractive, it’s worth noting some common misconceptions of sellers in private equity deals that might railroad your deal.


Fiber Healthy

Fiber Healthy

By Mark S. Wilson

Watching over this large organization is a surveillance system that is constantly morphing and expanding. The system has used a variety of transmission schemes and camera technologies under the scrutiny of Dwayne Mingo, the district’s project manager on the Facilities Operations Capital Task Force.


Power to the System

Power to the System

By Ralph C. Jensen

Power supplies are a vital system component but are not always considered to be mission critical. Often situated in a utility area, power supplies are essential to continuous, trouble-free operation.


Training and Partnerships

Training and Partnerships

By Valerie Chernek

Nearly 1,000 U.S. security dealers rely on AlarmWATCH Inc., a UL/2050, SCIF- and IQ-certified central monitoring station, for its state-of-the-art monitoring and redundant back-up systems; but that’s not what you’ll typically hear them rave about the most.


Broadcasting Security

Broadcasting Security

By Samuel Shanes

The safety and security of students, faculty and guests is paramount for any educational institution. It is always a challenge to implement a system that can not only protect these people, but also provide the means of responding to any situation.


A System of Support

A System of Support

By Megan Weadock

In today’s ever-evolving security landscape, the “next best thing” often eclipses the importance of the fundamentals. Even as new interactive services and home control systems are introduced, at its core home security in particular relies on dependable systems, fast response and, as always, good customer service.


Powering Your Campus

Powering Your Campus

By Bill Allen

By the time disaster strikes, it is too late to take many of the important steps to protect a campus. Unfortunately, many educational institutions overlook disaster preparedness planning or simply assume a calamity won’t happen on their campus.


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