Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - October 2014

October 2014

  • The Roots of Remote Monitoring
  • Security is Personal
  • Providing Efficient Technologies
  • Cutting-Edge Surveillance
  • Securing the Old with the New
  • The Truth About Biometric Exit


Features

Providing Efficient Technologies

Wireless access control in several forms aid tight budgets for facility managers

By Benjamin Hopkins

By now, most security professionals are familiar with the two types of wireless that have been used in access control implementations for the last decade or so.


Dual View and Density

U.K. legislation will be phased-in for freight-handling companies

By John Leach

Dual view legislation for cargo screening in the United Kingdom will fall into place in January 2015. This has been a phased-in approach to allow freight-handling companies to make the necessary equipment and procedural changes.


Security Within Reach

Terminals have been ramping up security for more than a decade

By Mark H. Johnson, Greg Russell

Since the aftermath of 9/11, the United States has intensified transportation security efforts across the board. For most of us, stronger security measures have been focused at the nation’s airports, where travelers are subject to more stringent screening protocols.


Cutting-edge Surveillance

Video solutions help reduce crime in New York City

By Alex Asnovich

Declining crime rates in many major cities can be attributed in part to technological advancements that deter prospective criminals and bolster rapid response time when crime does occur.


Securing the Old with the New

New England healthcare system addresses unique security issues

By Jim Stankevich

To accomplish such a comprehensive and multi-stage migration and expansion— and avoid issuing brand new credentials to nearly 20,000 employees —the team devised a strategy to run C•CURE 9000 on the front end using proximity technology with the legacy access control system running in the background to support the existing magnetic stripe cards.


The Truth about Biometric Exit

Technology to verify departures by foreigners has become affordable

By James Albers

How can the United States ensure that the millions of visitors who travel to this country with a temporary visa uphold their agreement to leave before it expires, while also enhancing convenience for travelers? Biometrics technology holds the answer. In fact, this technology dramatically lowered cost estimates for U.S. airport exit control systems from $6 to $3 billion in 2008 to $1 billion today.


The Roots of Remote Monitoring

Implementing large-scale monitoring systems

By Kenichi Mori

Over the years, remote monitoring has become increasingly sophisticated as wireless area network (WAN) bandwidth, transmission speeds and image quality have improved. Today’s remote monitoring systems can scale almost infinitely, making them cost-effective solutions for securing large, geographically dispersed environments.


Security is Personal

Today’s focus is priority for the small business owner

By Andrew Wren

For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), access control needs to be affordable, scalable and easy to install, manage and maintain. Business is no longer left at the office, as today’s small business owner needs control and visibility of the organization while on the go.


Departments

All American to the Core

By Ralph C. Jensen

You don’t get much more passionate than Alan Forman, and there isn’t anyone more personable to their staff and co-workers. Forman is the co-founder and president of Altronix, located in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The Quicker Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

By Ralph C. Jensen

One of the perks of my job is the opportunity to travel around the country and visit various product manufacturers. Not long ago, I took a swing through Southern California with an itinerary of visiting seven or eight companies.


Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Video Surveillance

IP video plays a key role in making rental properties safe and profitable

By Fredrik Nilsson

For Conlin Properties, IP surveillance cameras from Axis Communications have played a critical role in the program’s success. Executives estimate that they have seen a 40 percent reduction in incident calls since they started using and publicizing these cameras.


Government Security

A Capitol Idea

Barriers and bollards secure California’s state building

By Greg Hamm

California’s historic State Capitol building, completed in Sacramento in 1874, has seen its share of serious security episodes during its colorful existence. In 1927, a lobbyist shot and murdered a secretary on the fourth floor.


The Cloud Can Change Everything for Law Enforcement

Looking at some of the developments taking place in the market

By Dave Denson

Many people envision law enforcement agencies around the country as resembling mythical portrayals on TV and in movies, with leading-edge technology that can track every suspect’s move across the grid.


Leveraging IT for Access Control

Solutions that use 13.02 FICAM topology eliminate the need for proprietary access control panels

By Dennis Raefield

Trying to navigate through the numerous security regulations that are in place for government agencies and facilities can be a daunting challenge, even to the most seasoned security professionals.


Historic Southern City Upgrades to High-Tech Traffic Management

City of Savannah creates safe, welcoming environment for residents and visitors with IP video

By John Merlino

Savannah, Georgia is a study in contrast. As the state’s oldest city, it was founded long before the American Revolution. Yet, beneath its cobblestoned streets lies 38 miles of fiber optic cable, evidence of a metro-region firmly rooted in modernity.


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