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Wireless Locks: Long Term Benefits vs Short Term Gains

Based on broad feedback from industry-­‐leading access control OEMs, integrators, consultants and end-­‐user organizations who have deployed wireless locks, this paper explores the long-­‐term TCO concerns associated with deploying wireless locks versus the potential short term cost benefits they may offer.

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films

3M™ Safety & Security Window Films

3M™ Window Films can do more than shield you from high energy bills. They can help protect you from unwelcome events.

3M™ Scotchshield™ Safety and Security Window Film Helps Provide Protection for United States Military Personnel Traveling Through Twin Cities “Travel Oasis”

The Armed Forces Service Center in Minnesota provides members of the United States Armed Forces who are traveling through the Twin Cities area with a free place to rest and relax. It includes a lounge, kitchen, sleeping rooms, big-screen televisions and free Wi-Fi. Since it operates as a non-profit organization, the center is staffed mostly by volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Opened in 1970, this travel oasis for military personnel has served more than 800,000 servicemen and women.

Improve Safety and Increase Peace of Mind with 3M Window Films

Improve Safety and Increase Peace of Mind with 3M Window Films

Property managers and facility engineers are very aware of 3-5 year paybacks commonly associated with 3M Sun Control Window Films, but how many of these same individuals are aware that window films can also be used to enhance the safety and security of their existing glass? The answer...over a million property managers and facility engineers.

Food Defense: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Where It’s Going?

Food Defense: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Where It’s Going?

As CEO of ISI Security, one of my jobs is keeping up with current security trends surrounding different industries and there is almost no other industry in which security impacts more people than the nation’s food supply. For the purposes of this discussion, food includes all commercially produced consumables.

Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

The benefits of standardizing on a single video recording platform are many but can be summarized as increasing operational quality. This document examines the many benefits of standardizing technology from user training and expertise to vendor management and leveraging buying power.

Cutting Power Consumption with Energy-Efficient Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) system efficiency is impacted across the entire length of the power chain, from power conversion at the output of the PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE), through power delivery to the powered device (PD), and on through conversion back to the various required voltages. To improve PoE system efficiency, power losses must be minimized across the entire length of the power chain, including the power supply, the power sourcing equipment and PDs (including their underlying PoE integrated circuits), and the channel (including cable, patch panel and connectors).

Maximize Benefits of Gigabit WLAN APs with PoE Midspans

Wireless device proliferation in the enterprise sector has accelerated thanks to key trends including the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobility deployment phenomenon. This, coupled with migration to new gigabit and multi-gigabit Wi-Fi standards such as IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11ac, is increasing the challenges associated with powering a rapidly growing array of WLAN access points with various reach and performance capabilities. The solution is to take advantage of higher power delivery of the IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard where needed, and use midspan technology to enable more flexible WLAN AP positioning while enhancing infrastructure scalability and delivering important networkwide power management capabilities.

The Case for Midspans vs. Switches for PoE Deployment

There are two ways to deploy the latest high-power PoE technology: by upgrading the network switch, or by installing midspans in the existing networking infrastructure. PoE-capable switches offer the advantage of an integrated solution that requires only one cable for the network connection. However, this isn’t necessarily the best choice.

Centralizing Your Video Surveillance

IP video is more affordable than ever and is really the best choice for entry into the video surveillance market or when considering a system upgrade.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - September 2020

    September 2020


    • Using AI Power
    • A Hand-free Environment
    • More Secure Banking
    • The New Heart of Security
    • Coordinating Emergency Communications

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