Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - March 2015

March 2015

  • Border Checkpoints Go High Tech
  • Changing the Landscape
  • Perimeter Benefits
  • Bring On the Power
  • A City-wide Approach to Security
  • Intelligence on the Edge


Features

Bring on the Power - Understanding that PoE impacts network design

Bring on the Power

Understanding that PoE impacts network design

By Steven Olen

When selecting a PoE switch for an IP surveillance network, system integrators should be aware that not all switches are created equal. PoE switch manufacturers offer a variety of different features that can impact functionality and pricing.


Border Checkpoints Go High Tech - Science fiction is quickly becoming science fact

Border Checkpoints Go High Tech

Science fiction is quickly becoming science fact

By John Merlino

Imagine this: You’re looking around the room and people are getting retinal scans. Others are presenting RFID cards. Some are undergoing fingerprint imaging. Did you accidentally walk onto the set of some futuristic blockbuster movie? Guess again.


A City Wide Approach to Security - San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Agency unifies security in new command center

A City Wide Approach to Security

San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency unifies security in new command center

By Rob Hile

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) was in need of a solution to maximize the use of their CCTV cameras deployed in the transit system, including the buses, trains and subways.


Perimeter Benefits - The world of physical security has changed in response to the pervasive threat of terrorism around the globe.

Perimeter Benefits

The world of physical security has changed in response to the pervasive threat of terrorism around the globe.

By Greg Hamm

Most everyone is aware that crash-rated, anti-terrorist vehicle access control barriers, barricades, bollards and gates are standard security tools at government facilities, from embassies to courthouses and capitols to a host of other locales.


Changing the Landscape - Wireless intrusion makes a big splash in commercial applications

Changing the Landscape

Wireless intrusion makes a big splash in commercial applications

By Neil Evans

Wireless intrusion solutions have been perceived as complicated systems with time-consuming installs, and the possibility for strong interference and constant on-site maintenance. However, as technology continues to advance, it has changed the landscape of wireless intrusion and opened the door for commercial applications—making wireless intrusion not only a viable option, but an ideal solution.


Intelligence on the Edge - Do you have an App for that?

Intelligence on the Edge

Do you have an App for that?

By Tom Cook

In video surveillance, the concept of centralized intelligent systems and intelligence on the edge is an on-going conversation, as both solutions have pros and cons depending on specific user needs and applications.


Departments

Integrating Security - Logistics company takes advantage of information management solutions

Integrating Security

Logistics company takes advantage of information management solutions

By Courtney Pedersen

The logistics company wanted a single solution to provide high-resolution video images as well as the ability to monitor, verify and restrict access to the facility in order to better manage employee time and attendance while also reducing theft and misplacement of inventory.


Slain TSA Officer Honored

Slain TSA Officer Honored

By Ralph C. Jensen

It was recently revealed that Congress, as a whole, has an approval rating of about 12 percent.


How an Interruption Sparked an Industry Trend - Key management systems developed to store, track sensitive keys

Industry Professional

How an Interruption Sparked an Industry Trend

Key management systems developed to store, track sensitive keys

By Ralph C. Jensen

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of selfhelp sales books on the market offering advice for everyone from the beginner through to the seasoned sales veteran. A primary concept behind all of them is how best to get a foot in the door in order to pitch your product and show how this product will help solve the customer’s problem.


Dealer Strategies

Securing Access Control

Making sure your customers are able to secure contactless card-based systems

By Scott Lindley

Just watching the news each night is reason enough to explain why security professionals worry about the security of their access control systems. If the card system is hacked, there can be major problems.


Who is Servicing Your Clients?

By Charlie Howell

A phrase I continually use is the “lifecycle management of security systems.” Every system, whether integrated or not, will need maintenance at some point throughout its life.


Keeping Sales at Full Strength - Successful companies look for full-time, year round staff

Keeping Sales at Full Strength

Successful companies look for full-time, year round staff

By Robert Ogle

There’s no question about the importance of skilled salespeople to any successful security dealer. Without a rep that can get in the door or establish a rapport with a potential customer over the phone, there are no sales.


Making Recommendations - Manufacturer provides more successful training experiences

Making Recommendations

Manufacturer provides more successful training experiences

By Zac Ellet

After more than 10 years of offering technical training on our physical security entrance products to integrators, installers, and distributors, we’ve refined our approach to a fully developed program that offers a mix of online webinar training, onsite training and in-house factory training.


Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

By Ralph C. Jensen

Jumping into the security industry was a calculated and well-planned venture for Quantum Secure. In fact, company president and CEO, Ajay Jain, walked a few tradeshows and talked to potential customers before making the leap.


Now Trending

The connected home is here to stay

By Ginger Hill

Our homes are becoming living, breathing, speaking organisms a buzz with device-controlled door locks, thermostats, shades, video cameras, garage doors, etc.


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