Security Products Magazine - July 2012


Features

Security Management System Delivers

Security Management System Delivers

High-rise properties seek advanced technologies

By Kim Rahfaldt

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.


An Added Dimension

An Added Dimension

Temperature-based alarms now part of thermal cameras

By David Lee

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.


From The Edge To The Cloud

Storage is an important consideration for any video system

By Robert Kramer

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.


Security Ahoy

Security Ahoy!

San Francisco marina adds security, safety to its scenery

By Samuel Shanes

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

Audio Combines Communication And Security

High-quality sound systems can be implemented over a virtually limitless, multi-zone area

By John T. Wiggins

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

What's Around The Bend

Dealing with transit security issues in real time

By Anthony Incorvati

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.


Video Security

Making the move into the cloud

By Jeff Whitney

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.


Departments

Certify VMS Software

By Ralph C. Jensen

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.


Hip Hip Philadelphia

By Ralph C. Jensen

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.


Supplement

University working groups agree to update dorm locks

Lock And Roll

University working groups agree to update dorm locks

By Ralph C. Jensen

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

Xray May Alert Officials Before Tragedy Strikes

School violence is escalating but preventable

By Mary Madaris

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


Eyes Wide Open

Safeguarding schools takes smart, practical and proactive approach

By Vance Kozik

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.


A Direct Emergency Response

Community college district streamlines security solutions

By Samuel Shanes

Chabot has installed emergency phones throughout the campus parking lots and recreational areas with heavy student traffic.


Campus sports facility adds powerful audio complement

Batter Up

Campus sports facility adds powerful audio complement

By Daniel Liston Keller

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

College Prep School Demands High Level Of Safety

More than 200 cameras cover two campus locations to streamline investigations and enhance security

By Lee Caswell

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 23 arizona schools and district offices

Building A Virtual Fence

Network cameras secure 25 Arizona schools and district offices

By Del V. Salvi

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.


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