Security Products Magazine November 2013 Digital Edition

November 2013

  • RETAIL SECURITY - A Slice of Small System Surveillance
  • ACCESS CONTROL - Focus on Campus
  • FACILITY SECURITY - Keep Out Unwanted Guest
  • TRANSPORTATION SECURITY - Keeping in Touch


Features

There is no question that better methods of authentication are needed

Achieve Assured Authentication

There is no question that better methods of authentication are needed

By Phil Scarfo

Biometrics has a central role to play in today’s authentication solutions, so it is important to revisit and review the many myths and misperceptions associated with this technology.


Keep Out Unwanted Guests

USC secures campus parking structure

By Kurt Angermeier

Along with the university’s education and research mission, security and safety are important factors. The university’s Department of Public Safety is one of the largest university law enforcement agencies in the United States.


King’s Subs & Pizza’s move to edge storage threatens the last piece of the analog pie

A Slice of Small System Surveillance

King’s Subs & Pizza’s move to edge storage threatens the last piece of the analog pie

By Fredrik Nilsson

Just before noon on a muggy, New England, summer day, the line inside King’s Subs & Pizza in Andover, Mass. snakes tightly from counter to door so patrons can stay in air conditioned comfort.


The state of current affairs includes better access control

Focus on Campus

The state of current affairs includes better access control

By April Noblitt

As part of a continuing effort to improve security for its students, Adams State University is upgrading its access control system with new electronic locks that are easy to reconfigure as requirements change.


IP video has many benefits outside of security

Empowering the Next Generation

IP video has many benefits outside of security

By Debjit Das

An underappreciated benefit of IP-based video surveillance systems is their ability to transform video into useful information.


Air RAID

Gaining performance of a video surveillance system

By Tri Nguyen

Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a method for configuring multiple disks or hard drives in a single array. While there are many levels of RAID, focusing on RAID 5 for video surveillance is key.


Indianapolis airport secures parking structures with call boxes while a charter bus company keeps an eye on everyday threats with video surveillance

Keeping in Touch

Indianapolis airport secures parking structures with call boxes while a charter bus company keeps an eye on everyday threats with video surveillance

By Ralph C. Jensen

About five years ago, the Indianapolis Airport Authority pulled up stakes and moved to the other side of the city’s airfield with new facilities and new security systems.


Departments

Security Masterpieces

By Ginger Hill

Tyco realized that by offering products in access control, video, intrusion and location visibility that this created a palette of truly-inspired, best-in-class solutions that form security masterpieces.


Next Assignment: Benghazi

By Ralph C. Jensen

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, your boss comes into your office or cubicle and says, “Your next assignment is to investigate the disaster that is Benghazi.” Would you flinch?


Why the owners of Gas Monkey Garage—the focus of Discovery Channel’s hit TV show “Fast N’ Loud”—decided to install HD video surveillance.

HD Video Installation Goes Mainstream

Why the owners of Gas Monkey Garage—the focus of Discovery Channel’s hit TV show “Fast N’ Loud”—decided to install HD video surveillance.

By Jamie Friedlander

Gas Monkey Garage went from being an unknown auto body shop in Dallas, to a tourist destination for classic car fans from all over the Southwest. After Gas Monkey Garage’s two main men, Richard Rawlings (owner) and Aaron Kaufman (lead mechanic), landed the hit show “Fast N’ Loud” on the Discovery Channel, fans and car aficionados began flocking to their shop.


Government Security

Stopping Truck Bombers

Stopping Truck Bombers

Crash-rated barriers have long history with U.S. Department of State

By Greg Hamm

The following provides examples in which highly-secure, crashrated, vehicle barricade systems and bollards have saved lives as well as buildings and property from the destruction of attacks.


Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

Putting PIV Cards to Practical Use

By Mark Steffler

The government recognizes the need to increase security for cyber and physical assets so counter measures to reduce, mitigate and eliminate external and internal terrorist threats have been, and remain, paramount.


Access control solutions are a culmination of years of fine tuning and installation experience

Monitoring Detainees

Access control solutions are a culmination of years of fine tuning and installation experience

By Ralph C. Jensen

As a part of the GSA-led effort to bring federal buildings in compliance with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive, (HSPD-12) Vector Electric Inc. (VEI) was asked to explore the possibility of adding additional features to the standard FIPS-201 access control systems being upgraded at a number of Customs and Border Protection, Port of Entry (LPOE) facilities.


Facility and operations support for the military

Providing Expertise

Facility and operations support for the military

By Kent Jacocks

In a highly-diversified and complex age of security, our armed forces provide the one fundamental security measure shared by every citizen in the United States: keeping American civilians out of harm’s way and allowing us to enjoy freedom.


Campus Security & Life Safety

Queen of Peace

Queen of Peace

Hospital strengthens staff security with expanded enterprise mobile duress system

By Eric Banghart

Radius, a second-generation Enterprise Mobile Duress System (EMDS) that leverages a life-safety, wireless infrastructure and duress pendants to locate a mobile person when and where they need help has been the ideal solution.


All Eyes on Campus Safety

All Eyes on Campus Safety

High profile tragedies spur need for IP surveillance

By Vance Kozik

The shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012 shattered the sleepy town of Newtown, Conn., and once again shattered America’s notions of what constitutes a safe place.


The Fiscal Side of School Security

The Fiscal Side of School Security

Tapping public funds to pay for smarter technology solutions

By John Merlino

Educators aren’t security experts, so they need to partner with integrators and consultants who can guide them through the practical aspects of designing and deploying a workable security strategy for their schools and campuses.


Standing Above the Rest

Standing Above the Rest

There are some schools and campuses that have prepared themselves so well above others that they are virtually a beacon on the hill in terms of security. Not only are they prepared, but they also know that threats are to be taken seriously, as no one is immune from an incident.

By Ralph C. Jensen

The Penn-Harris-Madison (PHM) School Corporation exercises its security plan often, and to that end, they invite local law enforcement and their security provider, Honeywell Building Solutions, to participate in enforcement procedures, mock events and planning.


Always Improving

During the spring of every year, Honeywell Building Solutions hosts a symposium for end users, making them available to invited members of the media.

By Ralph C. Jensen

For two years now, I have listened to numerous stories from end users who swear by Honeywell’s products, but mostly they regale their successes because of the company’s customer service. One such example is the Penn-Harris-Madison (PHM) school corporation in Indiana.


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