Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - December 2014

December 2014

  • Nostalgia has No Place in Video Surveillance
  • 5 Trends Impacting Access Control and the Overall Security Market
  • "Me Too" Products
  • Substation Security Challenges
  • Embracing the Internet of Things
  • Planning for the Future
  • The Truth about Fisheye



Features

“Me Too” Products - Being wise about the products you present to end users

“Me Too” Products

Being wise about the products you present to end users

By Ian Johnston

For manufacturers to play within the commodity space, they need to provide the most features, ease-of-use and the best reliability, camera versus camera.


Never Again

By Ralph C. Jensen

“Station 71, you’re responding to a multi-car, motor vehicle accident.” He silenced his pager and slipped out the back door of the engineering firm where he worked.


Substation Security Challenges

Substation Security Challenges

Applying smart thermal technology to prevent intrusions

By John Romanowich

While the threat of terrorist activity to disrupt the nation’s power grid remains ever-present, other hazards such as theft and vandalism are more common and represent an immediate challenge.


6 Trends Impacting Access Control and the Overall Security Market

6 Trends Impacting Access Control and the Overall Security Market

Increased emphasis placed on interoperability and total cost of ownership in security purchasing decisions

By Jeremy Krinitt

From 4K Ultra HD resolution surveillance cameras to near field communication (NFC) or Bluetooth-enabled access control readers and applications, technology innovation in the security industry runs the gamut.


Nostalgia has No Place in Video Surveillance

Nostalgia has No Place in Video Surveillance

Why IP video will eventually supplant analog technology

By Fredrik Nilsson

When network cameras first appeared on the market in 1996 who could have imagined this fledgling technology ever gaining a toehold in an industry dominated by analog cameras?


Embracing the Internet of Things

Embracing the Internet of Things

Opportunities and implications for security and beyond

By Jeremy Brecher

The machine-to-machine (M2M) movement. The Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet of Everything (IoE). Each term may have its subtle differences, but at their core, they all involve connected devices that share information to enhance their intelligence, capabilities and operation.


Departments

Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future

By Ralph C. Jensen

Business planning for 2015 likely started a long time ago. I know it has for the publishing industry, as we keep our editorial calendar upto- date each quarter. It won’t be long before the first quarter of 2016 is updated on our website.


The Truth about Fisheye

The Truth about Fisheye

Dewarping and how to use it

By Thomas Carnevale

As most in the video surveillance industry know, traditional video surveillance cameras have an inherent flaw: blind spots.


Webinars

New Products

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 3

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3