Security Products Magazine - July 2012
High-rise properties seek advanced technologies
The installations of high-end electronic turnstiles that offer Web-accessed integration of a visitor management system, access control and elevator control have increased by more than 400 percent.
Temperature-based alarms now part of thermal cameras
Among security professionals, thermal cameras are gaining greater acceptance than ever before for their ability to detect faint heat signatures around the clock and in conditions that would blind typical video cameras.
Storage is an important consideration for any video system
System designers must ensure that sufficient storage is available to archive video for the required length of time and at the required frame rate and resolution.
San Francisco marina adds security, safety to its scenery
Emeryville Marina is located on 14 acres of land that extend out into San Francisco Bay. It is a popular local attraction with 381 permitted boat slips and hundreds of visitors every day.
High-quality sound systems can be implemented over a virtually limitless, multi-zone area
Over the past two decades, many widely known incidents have occurred that have caused the loss of life. Emergency situations, ranging from the 9/11 attacks to fires to public stampedes at sports and religious gatherings, have caused various agencies to begin to analyze the weaknesses of all types of communications systems used in venues and transportation hubs worldwide.
Dealing with transit security issues in real time
Transit authorities face security problems on an ongoing basis—everything from graffiti artists and pickpockets to precious metal theft and fuel siphoning. For years now, security experts have relied on camera installations for incident control, but too often surveillance video has been used more as a forensic tool to investigate the aftermath rather than as a practical tool to detect and possibly prevent incidents from happening.
Making the move into the cloud
Cloud computing and storage may be one of the most disruptive technologies to the video security industry we’ve seen yet. Already growing dramatically in the IT world, the slower-to-adopt-new-technology security space is watching closely, with several tentative applications offered.
The MegaLab provides a level of integration that partners are able to quantify using their own open-architecture platforms with Arecont Vision cameras in a completely agnostic environment.
For the past few years, prior to ASIS, members of the media have assembled by invitation in the city where the convention would be held. This year, Philadelphia was home to a few editors for three days.
University working groups agree to update dorm locks
Chartered in 1746, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States and well known for its scholarship and service to all nations.
School violence is escalating but preventable
After the tragedies at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech, a growing emphasis on education security has emerged as schools face the reality of this terrorist threat on the homefront
Safeguarding schools takes smart, practical and proactive approach
The Colorado Independent School District (CISD) serves nearly 1,100 students in North Central Texas. as it is for most school districts across America, safety is a paramount part of CISD’s overall miss on of shaping college-bound, lifelong learners—a goal made easier and more affordable by extending the utility of the district’s network with IP surveillance cameras, storage and switches.
Community college district streamlines security solutions
Chabot has installed emergency phones throughout the campus parking lots and recreational areas with heavy student traffic.
Campus sports facility adds powerful audio complement
Based on the high level of expertise it takes to operate professional sports venues, it’s no surprise that Magnum’s installation at USF went off without a hitch.
More than 200 cameras cover two campus locations to streamline investigations and enhance security
Pine Crest needed a cost-efficient system because it relies heavily on donations, which often come sporadically. It also wanted a solution that could be easily expanded upon as needed as the school system and its student base grows.
Network cameras secure 25 Arizona schools and district offices
Security is a cornerstone of the Kyrene School District in Tempe, Ariz. The scope of the district’s new video surveillance system reflects just how important security is: A total of 1,800 Panasonic network video cameras provide a 360-degree “virtual video fence” to protect each of the district’s 25 schools as well as the district office facilities.