March 2012

  • VIDEO MANAGEMENT - Tuning Up Downtown
  • CASINO SECURITY - In the Cards
  • VENUE SECURITY - A Series All Its Own
  • PERIMETER SECURITY - Crucial to Deployment


Decision 2012 IP Video For All

New tech trends that move the question from "Why IP?" to "Why not?"

By James Marcella

The adoption of IP-based surveillance continues to increase annually, capturing market share across virtually all industry segments.

Crucial To Deployment

Ethernet switch technology plays key role in NERC CIP perimeter security requirements

By Jim Krachenfels

With the growth of IP-based network applications throughout the power industry, power plants have increased their ability to control and monitor both central utility operations and remote installations.

In The Cards

IP video surveillance technology protects Northern Europe’s biggest casino

By Courtney Pedersen

With thousands of guests daily visiting Casino Copenhagen, money is always changing hands.

A Series All Its Own

A Series All Its Own

A swarm of visitors means security must step up to the plate

By Joe Kirmser

At a time when terrorism and random violence against ordinary citizens are global concerns, the Little League World Series poses numerous and complex security challenges for several reasons.

Securing A City Within A City

Enhanced security services are one of many amenities in NYC town

By Craig Albrecht

Protecting this magnitude of sheer space, residents, visitors and employees is no easy feat.

Helping First Responders

Video system facilitates needs of police and transit administrators

By Nathan Needel

Managers of the Shanghai Metro System were very concerned about what could happen if there was an accident.

Hooray For Bollards

Emergency vehicle siren lowers security devices

By David Dickinson

To block off residential areas from nighttime traffic on Sunset Boulevard and mitigate traffic from the Sunset Millenium Shopping Center, the city of West Hollywood, Calif., is employing the same type of anti-terrorism bollards used by the government to stop car bombers at embassies around the world.

Tap Into Security Remotely

Advanced surveillance technologies are mission-critical to the global marketplace

By Debjit Das

Organizations whose operations span cities, countries and even continents face formidable challenges in their efforts to secure people, property and assets.

Upgrading To A New Era

Keeping the ever-increasing demand for anytime, anywhere data under control

By Terence Martin Breslin

In order to allow an all-IP-based services platform, service providers are upgrading existing networks and migration strategies.

Sophisticated and Strategic

To protect information assets, a fire protection strategy must incorporate specific emergency identification and suppression alongside detection

By Kris Cahill

Mission-critical facilities such as data and telecommunications centers must maintain operations without interruption.

Eyes Wide Open

Thermal imaging helps execute port security

By David Lee

The Port of Portland services more than 800 vessel calls each year, accounting for more than 14 million tons of ocean-going cargo.


Diamond in the Rough

Family-owned jewelry store receives high-tech surveillance after robberies

By Sherleen Mahoney

Though the thief stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, the Calderons were just thankful to be alive.

What The Glock

Story of ‘America’s gun’ is filled with intrigue, luck, ego, tragedy and marketing triumph

By Ronnie Rittenberry

Come and listen to the story of an Austrian named Glock, He and wife, Helga, made curtain rods in their shop, Then one day he invented a new handgun, And the Austrian army said, “We gotz to have us one.” Glock, that is. Lightweight. Model 17. Well, the first thing you know ol’ Glock’s a billionaire, Kinfolk said, “Gast’, export it away from there!” Said, “USA is the place it oughta be.” So he marketed it abroad to frontline security. The police, that is—needing new fire power.

Securing the Global Trade Market

By Ralph C. Jensen

Advances in communication technology, trade barriers and production cost reductions have furthered global capital markets and provided new economic opportunities.


Integrators At Large

Integrators At Large

Kentucky Speedway, Yum! Center full of security surprises

By Ralph C. Jensen

It’s better known for its rolling hills, thoroughbred race horse farms and ladies with big hats. It is, after all, home of the Kentucky Derby, the crown jewel of the triple crown of horse racing.

New Business Opportunities

Dealers and integrators can include flexible hosted solutions, recurring revenue and instant monitoring centers

By Ryan Strange

Security is more than just the protection of people, companies and their assets; it also is an integral part of a company’s reputation and success.

Alarm Protocol

New program sends dispatch data electronically

By Megan Weadock

Many people—even within the security industry—may be surprised to learn how traditional alarm dispatches work. It can be a lengthy process.

Anything But Old School

Texas school district integrates leading security technologies

By Judy Jones

Among Austin Independent School District’s top-stated values are excellence and the health and safety of its students, and it shows.


New Products

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 3

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3