Security Products Magazine March 2014 Digital Edition

March 2014

  • REMOTE MONITORING - Reimaging Strategies
  • ACCESS CONTROL - Preventing Abductions
  • FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY - Upgraded Fire Protection
  • AUDIO SECURITY - Why Audio? Why Not?


Features

Reaching out with a higher level of video storage and management

A New World of Information

Reaching out with a higher level of video storage and management

By Mike Scirica

We live in a world full of information as data is being collected each day because the demand is higher than ever before. Consumers want faster access to online data to make quicker, more informed decisions regarding everything from nearby restaurants to the highest-rated tablets.


Preventing Abductions

Preventing Abductions

Software solutions protect precious patients and healthcare facillities

By Ajay Jain

On March 10, 2007, three-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu disappeared from her mother’s hospital room in the maternity ward of Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. Even though the infant had been fitted with a state-of-the-art security bracelet around her ankle, the woman who abducted her simply snipped through the device and carried the five-pound bundle-of-joy out of the facility in her purse.


Why Audio? Why Not?

Why Audio? Why Not?

Focus on security now being shared with audio applications

By Richard Brent

It’s 2014 and time for a new way of thinking when it comes to security. It’s kind of like our five senses; we have each one for a reason, and they are all equally valuable.


Reimagining Strategies

Reimagining Strategies

Mobile technology is changing the security landscape

By Steve Surfaro

Security is no longer chained to a desktop, and breaking these chains has changed the face of remote monitoring. It used to be that remote monitoring meant keeping an eye on things from a central station, like a corporate security command center or even a thirdparty monitoring service.


In Clear View

In Clear View

Megapixel cameras can actually help you see what is in the image

By Ralph C. Jensen

High definition and megapixel cameras play an important role in video surveillance applications. They can provide images that are more useful, with a higher quality of detail and have wider coverage than standard-resolution cameras.


Take Control of the Wheel

Take Control of the Wheel

Auto dealerships take a guarded approach to their keys

By Fernando Pires

With the recent downturn in U.S. automotive sales, many dealerships were left struggling. There were few options for increasing revenue, and many were forced to cut expenses through employee reductions, cutbacks in marketing and selective pruning of operational services.


Precious resource in Arizona gets makeover

Upgraded Fire Protection

Precious resource in Arizona gets makeover

By Fred C. Bauer

Water is one of Arizona’s most precious resources, and the Colorado River satisfies much of this demand via the 336-mile-long Central Arizona Project (CAP) aqueduct that annually delivers approximately 1.6 million acre-feet of Colorado River water to cities, Indian Tribes and farms in central and southern Arizona.


Lighting Up Lansing

Lighting Up Lansing

Video surveillance solution provides more safety at night

By Ralph C. Jensen

Each year in Lansing, Mich., the holiday season unofficially begins with the Silver Bells Parade. On Nov. 22, 2013, approximately 80,000 people crowded this city’s streets to see the parade that ends in front of the Michigan State Capitol building with a traditional tree lighting ceremony.


Fit for Security

Fit for Security

Sandpoint West Athletic Club has used biometrics for 20 years and loves it

By Don Helander

To say I’m sold on biometrics for athletic clubs after using the Hand- Key since 1995 is an understatement. Back then, we were remodeling our check-in area. While doing so, we decided to re-evaluate our check-in software.


Departments

The New Normal

The New Normal

Living in a world of risks

By Lars Thinggaard

We live in a very different world today—one of risks and fast changes—and looking ahead, such changes and risks will only continue. I call it “the new normal,” since this is expected to be the basis going forward.


Not in My School

By Ralph C. Jensen

Back in the day, students were taught how to protect themselves from fire and the unimaginable nuclear attack.


Dealer Strategies

Understanding the Capacity of the Product

Understanding the Capacity of the Product

Campus classroom helps Pelco trainer keep installers focused

By Ralph C. Jensen

When Barbara Morgan settles into her classroom, she has a room full of teaching aides and equipment that keeps installers, end users and dealers focused on the topic of the day. Her message to her students is quite simple.


Momentum has shifted technology to the network

The OSI Model and Physical Security

Momentum has shifted technology to the network

By Michael Leary

When the IP camera was introduced to the physical security industry in the mid-1990s, the move from analog to digital was set in motion. Adoption of this technology began slowly but has steadily gained momentum.


Train Well, and Often

Train Well, and Often

How to succeed within the fire alarm market

By Beth Welch

Training is an essential priority for any security dealer or integrator seeking to enter the fire alarm market, while continuing education is important for dealers who already install fire alarms systems.


Taking Training Very Seriously

Taking Training Very Seriously

The lifeline from a company to its dealer network

By Ralph C. Jensen

Training is the life blood of any successful organization. Training employees on how to do their jobs better is one thing, but training dealers and integrators on how to use and incorporate security products is another.


Drawing a Fine Line

Drawing a Fine Line

People are fascinated by innovation

By Rob Phillips

Dealers just need to remember one thing: Security— the promise to help protect customers’ lives and property—must remain at the core of their business.


The Integrator/Manufacturer Relationship

Industry experts weigh in on what an integrator needs from a manufacturer in this day and age and why.

By Jamie Friedlander

When a security integrator begins deciding which manufacturer to use for an installation, a myriad of key elements come into play. Does the manufacturer have easy-to-use online training?


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