Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - January 2015

January 2015

  • A Look Inside
  • National Grid Meets NERC CIP and TWIC
  • Using Present Card Readers, Organizations Can Now Easily Add Biometrics
  • Taking Off
  • Streamlining Operations
  • Mobile Apps Have Exploded



Features

National Grid Meets NERC CIP and TWIC

National Grid Meets NERC CIP and TWIC

More than 300 sites get newly-required secure applications

By Kim Rahfaldt

Having numerous and diverse facilities to secure, National Grid needed a higher level of security to insure its vast infrastructure of buildings were protected


Taking Off -  IP surveillance technology is critical partner in airport security

Taking Off

IP surveillance technology is critical partner in airport security

By Anthony Incorvati

As airports are forced to upgrade their infrastructure to comply with new regulations and consumer expectations, many are taking the opportunity to upgrade their surveillance systems for smarter video security, intrusion detection, perimeter protection and access control.


Using Present Card Readers, Organizations Can Now Easily Add Biometrics

Using Present Card Readers, Organizations Can Now Easily Add Biometrics

Without having to change out an organization’s existing readers, the biometric card provides an easy, low cost way for facilities to provide a biometric upgrade

By Kim Humborstad

More and more, security professionals using card-based front ends for their access control systems have been worried about the security of their proximity systems. They know that for $200 or less, their proximity system can be violated.


Mobile Apps have Exploded

Mobile Apps have Exploded

But how to choose the right one for your organization

By Christie Walters-Hebert

In 2014, the number of Internet users worldwide has reached nearly 30 billion. While the majority of these users connect via fixed-line to a PC, the growth of mobile- and cloud-based solutions has skyrocketed.


Streamlining Operations - Minnesota’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center has consistently relied on the performance and scalability of key management technology from Morse Watchmans.

Streamlining Operations

Key management now integral part of casino, hotel and event center

By Tony V. Capelli

Minnesota’s Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center has consistently relied on the performance and scalability of key management technology from Morse Watchmans.


Departments

Achieving Top Honors in Campus Safety

Industry Vertical

Achieving Top Honors in Campus Safety

Benedictine University earns state-wide recognition with high-tech security solution and Emergency Operations Center

By John Bartolac

Campus safety is fast becoming a prerequisite for students and their families when they explore options for higher education.


MicroPower Drives ‘Alternative’ Approach to Surveillance

Industry Insider

MicroPower Drives ‘Alternative’ Approach to Surveillance

By Ralph C. Jensen

Delivering a unique and innovative technology in today’s crowded and dynamic security market can be quite a challenge.


Border Security: At What Price?

Industry Focus

Border Security: At What Price?

By Ralph C. Jensen

Aside from security on campus or in the K-12 environment, there is nothing more passionate than border security.


Dealer Strategies

Designer offers 5 benefits

Designer Offers 5 Benefits

Why the end user needs one and how system integrators can work with them

By Bret Emerson

It’s getting harder for building owners and system integrators to keep up with the latest trends in security.


What Dealers and Integrators Should Watch For

What Dealers and Integrators Should Watch For

Businesses of all sizes are interested in enterprise-level security

By Hank Monaco

Security solutions are playing an increasingly important role in business operations as organizations are realizing the significant value these technologies can provide.


Reaching Your Goals

Reaching Your Goals

Successful security dealers are defined by best practices

By Robert Ogle

Experience may be the best teacher, but it’s often possible to learn what works—and what doesn’t work—simply by looking at other companies in the industry.


Searching the Horizon

Searching the Horizon

Dealers, integrators should address change of 2G network

By Ginger Hill

As the time nears on the shutdown of the second-generation, or 2G, wireless network, now is the time for security dealers and integrators to not only start planning for this massive migration but also begin searching for opportunities to make this change easier for themselves as well as their clients.


Dealers Needed - Personal response system is attracting a lot of attention

Dealers Needed

Personal response system is attracting a lot of attention

By Mark Fischer

Mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (mPERS) is attracting a lot of attention in the security industry these days, and for good reason. There are several reasons for the enormous interest.


Getting Creative

Getting Creative

Dealers and installers should broaden their portfolios

By Dean Mason

GPS vehicle security has attracted high interest in the eyes of dealers for many reasons. First, it provides peace-of-mind for families.


Really, What is the Handoff Between Sales and Operations?

Really, What is the Handoff Between Sales and Operations?

By Charlie Howell

When a security integration company is small, installation and sales are 100 percent of the focuses of time and attention. The sales have to be lean but profitable.


Discovering Numerous Options

Discovering Numerous Options

By Ralph C. Jensen

When the Stanley Security staff wants to make an impression from the integrator to end user, it relies on the hard-hitting, well-versed security team at its Indianapolis Discovery Center.


Campus Security & Life Safety

The Challenge is Cost effectiveness - Lexington School District One

The Challenge is Cost effectiveness

School district has fully committed to the latest technology

By Tristan Haage

Lexington One prides itself on the innovative use of technology and has built a substantial network back-end support infrastructure for student use.


School Security Gets its Head in the Clouds - Deploying modern video surveillance in educational institutions

School Security Gets its Head in the Clouds

Deploying modern video surveillance in educational institutions

By Robert Harper

Schools, universities and colleges have always viewed safety as a high priority. These institutions are the keepers of our society’s most valuable asset: our future.


Panic Button - Wireless solution contacts first responders from anywhere on campus

Panic Button

Wireless solution contacts first responders from anywhere on campus

By Patrick V. Fiel Sr.

Traditional panic buttons can be effective, but require a wired connection to an access control or intrusion system limiting where they are placed.


Ever Vigilant - Safety and security in residence halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size

Ever Vigilant

Safety and security in residence halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size

By Ann Geissler Timme

Security and safety in residential halls is a top priority for college campuses of any size today. Students move into dorm rooms and on-campus housing with personal property of considerable value, including computers and other electronics.


Mobile-enabled Communications help Mitigate Crisis

Mobile-enabled Communications help Mitigate Crisis

Having the right tools helps staff and faculty protect students

By Nick Mirisis

Emergencies that compromise safety on college campuses and universities are an unfortunate reality today.


Commentary

Panic in the Air

By Ralph C. Jensen

Every time I hear or read about a shooting on campus, I naively think this will be the last one. It never is the last shooting, because, I suppose, there are some people bent on inflicting pain on someone else.


Looking at Campus Security this Year

Looking at Campus Security this Year

Clery Act remains primary driver of regulated change

By Bill Moran

In the past year, we’ve seen a number of trends emerge in campus security at both the higher education and K-12 level, as U.S. school districts and universities enhance their security measures.


Featuring Bluetooth

Featuring Bluetooth

By Deb Spitler

In an effort to serve its students, the university recently conducted a pilot program with HID Global of Austin, Texas in which approximately 15 participants used their smartphones to open doors at one or more of six possible campus entry points, including one parking garage.


Protecting Yourself

Protecting Yourself

A new standard emerges for personal security

By Loni Liss

Today, traditional alarm and security monitoring services protect roughly 15 percent of American homes and a handful of rental units.


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