- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.