- CLOUD COMPUTING/STORAGE - Disaster Recovery
- WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY - Cellular Challenges
- BANKING SECURITY - Lighting a New Design
- RETAIL SECURITY - Adding IP Video to Manage Shrink
Homegrown terrorists and global threat networks are real and present a significant challenge to the United States
By Bob Levine
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are no longer an overseas or war zone threat; they are an increasing threat on U.S. soil from both global and domestic terrorists.
Remote industrial devices need protection too
By Michael Derby
Connection of industrial network devices with a cellular modem can be challenging. In most cases, industrial network devices are operating backwards from how typical consumers utilize an Internet connection over a cellular modem.
In the near future, many will trade card credential to use their own smartphone for access control
By Jeremy Earles
As they use mobile applications in other aspects of their lives, students entering the workforce will fuel demand for increased use of their smartphones.
New IP video technologies will play starring roles in 2013 and beyond
By Fredrik Nilsson
Just as cutting edge movie-making technology has changed the face of the entertainment industry, cutting-edge IP video surveillance technology has changed the face of physical security.
Virtually every school faces the challenge of unknown visitors
By Anthony Zagami
Visitor management is a problem that faces virtually every school, but is particularly troublesome when more trusting children are present.
Surveillance plays critical role in natural and man-made disasters
By Lee Caswell, Greg Pellegrino
Hurricane Sandy disrupted power, Internet, phone and various other technical services for millions of people and businesses along the East Coast in 2012. In the aftermath of the storm, organizations are reviewing the effectiveness—or lack thereof—of disaster recovery plans across all of their systems.
UK retailer reduces loss at cash registers and boosts customer service
By Courtney Dillon Pedersen
Milestone provides Creaseys Guernsey management team and supervisors with an effective tool for protecting the outlet from cash handling and high-value item theft.
Projecting a safer image within the community
By Mike Ross
A large, multinational banking institution with several thousand branches across the United States was faced with inconsistent exterior lighting around entrances, ATMs and night depositories, which presented potential security and safety issues for customers and employees.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Education security should not be a political issue, but it is. Evaluating legislators’ thought process is not only interesting, but also reveals that proactive measures need to be taken in school settings.
By Martin Gren
I wanted to share some of our technology visions and the IP video trends we see shaping up in the near future. What might some of the most forward looking real-world security installations look like five years from now?
New technologies bring new challenges
By Don Shin
IT professionals are adopting the latest technologies to meet increasing bandwidth demands, create higher and faster performing networks and increase availability.
By Ralph C. Jensen
I am afforded the opportunity to view a lot of installs around the country, and every one of them is about the installation of networked cameras. I’ve never been invited to a place where someone has installed 100 or more analog cameras, which makes me believe that IP video surveillance is on the rise.
10 reasons smart switches are the wise upgrade for IP surveillance networks
By Steven Olen
When developing IP surveillance installations, many security system integrators and IP-Surveillance network designers have turned to PoE technology, and for good reason. Using PoE cameras and switches eliminates the need for separate power and data cables, thus simplifying installation, increasing flexibility for camera locations and saving money.
The necessity of a fully functional Web Client and Mobile VMS
By James Whitcomb
After investing thousands of dollars in a video management system, it’s important to be able to maintain the level of features you have access to from a monitor station, such as making video clips, zoom and mapping.