January 2011


Features

Global Surveillance, Remotely Unified

Panduit monitors its headquarters, factories and warehouses worldwide from a single Unified Operations Center with the help of analytics

By Fredrik Nilsson

When your business is founded on transforming infrastructure silos into holistic solutions, it makes sense to practice what you preach. So when Panduit built its new world headquarters just outside of Chicago in 2010, it approached the project as an opportunity to showcase its own unified physical infrastructure approach to converging core business systems -- including security, power and communications. As part of this effort, Panduit installed a global video surveillance system that could be managed remotely from its world headquarters.


Taking New Flight

You are now free to realize security efficiencies and cost savings

By Lee Caswell

There are many challenges to creating an effective security program in any airport infrastructure. Technology plays a significant role in any robust airport security initiative and, when deployed properly, can help security personnel address potential vulnerabilities in a more timely fashion, in addition to increasing effectiveness overall. With this in mind, airport officials seek out new technologies that help them meet these goals while maintaining high levels of protection for passengers and employees.


The Year of the Cloud

Vendors unite to address security issues

By Margaret Dawson

Nearly every day, a new report or headline touts the latest cloud computing security scare. Take these recent news bits: only 47 percent of respondents believe cloud services are evaluated for security before deployment; 60 percent of 1,600 senior executives in 56 countries perceive an increase in risk from the use of cloud computing and 48.1 percent said they are not confident a compliance audit of their cloud-based apps would show that all user access is appropriate.


The Network is Alive

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network finds seamless and secure re-badging

By Eric Widlitz

For more than 140 years, The Albert Einstein Healthcare Network has provided impeccable medical care to the greater Philadelphia area and has earned a reputation for quality, excellence and leadership in the healthcare field. The first major challenge for AEHN security, led by Russell Jones, the network director for protective services, was replacing the employees’, doctors’, volunteers’ and other medical staff’s badges with ID cards featuring the network’s new logo.


Departments

A Conversation with Richard Connor

The retail environment is truly changing, but when it comes to fire systems, a retrofit might be the best upgrade and possibly the best solution. We wanted to know more about retail activities combined with fire protection, so we sat down with Richard Connor, a product manager at NOTIFIER, to find out more.


Contemplating the Cloud

The cost of storage, mobile access demands will define the future of hosting

By Eric Fullerton

Eventually, hosting will happen. And the video management software application will continue to have a central role in video surveillance because, by its nature, video gathers a lot of data input. Eventually, hosting will happen. And the video management software application will continue to have a central role in video surveillance because, by its nature, video gathers a lot of data input.


They're at it Again

By Ralph C. Jensen

Seldom when the federal government speaks do I believe what I hear. Officials brought this distrust upon themselves through years of pulling our collective leg on issues that affect the American public, or when they’ve failed to issue information that concerns us, the citizenry.


Once Bitten, 91 Percent Shy

Most U.S. adults would not return to a business where their personal information was stolen

By Ronnie Rittenberry

As retailers and those in the services sectors know, customer loyalty has its limits. One of those limits -- apparently for just about everybody -- is the mismanagement of personal data security. According to a recent telephone survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Cintas Corp., 91 percent of U.S. adults would not return to a business if their personal information was stolen.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3

  • Unified VMS

    AxxonSoft introduces version 2.0 of the Axxon One VMS. The new release features integrations with various physical security systems, making Axxon One a unified VMS. Other enhancements include new AI video analytics and intelligent search functions, hardened cybersecurity, usability and performance improvements, and expanded cloud capabilities 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3