- MARITIME SECURITY - Bringing Mixed Results
- TRANSPORTATION SECURITY - On the Move
- THERMAL IMAGING - Drilling for Opportunity
- ASSET MANAGEMENT - Best Practices for Key Control
Improving transit system safety with integrated security solutions
According to data from the American Public Transportation Association, riders took a staggering 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013, marking the eighth year in row that more than 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation systems nationwide.
Regulations and money are all part of maritime security
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, there are 361 major ports with port authorities as the others are governed by various state and local public entities, portnavigation districts and municipal port departments.
Video surveillance professionals capitalizing on America’s emerging energy boom
The International Energy Agency predicts that America will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading oil producer by 2017 and be a net oil exporter by 2030.
Including proper technologies in security solutions enhances overall application
Throughout Mexico, residents trust Presta Prenda de Banco Azteca for short-term, secured loans on jewelry, electronics and other valuables. Much like the pawn shop business model in the United States, Presta Prenda customers obtain immediate cash with various repayment options.
Technology comes from inside the box
Key control and asset management technology are reliable and cost-effective methods to improve security by ensuring that facility keys are properly managed with regard to access, storage and tracking.
Do you remember that one hotel you’ve stayed at during the course of your travels? You remember the one I’m talking about; it looked good on the outside, but inside, there was no security. It sort of left you feeling weak in the knees hoping nothing bad would happen.
Today’s all-seeing video surveillance systems offer dramatic improvements in situational awareness
Seeing what’s out there is the beginning of situational awareness. Over the years, video surveillance technology has steadily raised the level of situational awareness available to security teams, and today’s video technologies are pushing the envelope again.
It’s a question that we all must ask ourselves at some point: “How easy am I to deal with?”
Over the last few years, I have heard from integrators that the biggest challenge isn’t necessarily landing projects, but instead keeping margin.
Providing confirmation of an actual intrusion
Beyond the added intelligence that verified alarms afford police officers when strategizing safer and more effective responses to real intrusion events, verification is also able to deliver practicality of another kind altogether: the minimization of false alarm dispatches.
New York integrator sets security tone on higher education campus
From its beginnings a half century ago, SBU has been characterized by innovation, energy and progress that includes state-of-the-art security systems to protect students, staff and instructors, while transforming the lives of people who earn degrees and those who make groundbreaking discoveries in the university’s laboratories.
Why companies and associations—such as the Electronic Security Association and COPS Monitoring—are dedicating themselves to making homes and schools safe in an era with a constantly changing security landscape
Every 14.4 seconds—about the time it takes to rinse your hands—a home in the U.S. is burglarized. That means that during the roughly two minutes it takes to brush your teeth, eight homes have been robbed.
Your home will be getting smarter and able to do more for you
Rapidly growing technology brings both opportunities and challenges to our industry that dealers are digesting now and will be down the road as home automation creates remote lifestyle options that simplify a customer’s daily schedule.
The landscape of our industry continues to shift and change with the steady introduction of new products and technologies.
As part of our commitment to helping dealers and integrators adapt to evolving technologies, TRI-ED offers an array of ongoing training events and Counter Days in each of its 60 branch locations.
Campus Security & Life Safety
Teaming up with video surveillance can boost safety
An increased need for the safety of students and staff has caused school systems around the United States to examine their security equipment and protocols.
A good place to start is the front door of any campus facility
There’s an old axiom that a good salesman could sell virtually anything to anybody—even if the item isn’t always the best fit for a need.
Safety elevates; security gets tactical
Students, staff and instructors begin their day at a reasonable hour during a work day, but for security, time has no meaning.
Technology systems, including IP video, promote security that is essential to healing
Hospitals offer patients a controlled environment that encourages rapid healing protected from the outside world. Yet, hospitals are open to the public and subject to many of the same security threats as the world at large.
Everyday violence often goes unaddressed
When most people think of school violence, they immediately think of school shootings. The media saturation that covers these shootings makes it unavoidable. however, school shootings are only the most extreme and rarest example of school violence.
Be it a card or a mobile phone, credentials will be smart
There are three major initiatives for cards and credentials on college and healthcare campuses that every security director needs to be aware of
Being prepared with security means using the latest technology
The ELERTS Campus app is designed for broader use among students, teachers and residents in keeping with the national “See Something, Say Something” campaign.
It seems odd to me that people talk about school or campus security in terms of having a budget. I do understand that there is no endless resource for new equipment and technology, but really, security measures and technology should get top billing.