- Giving Analog the Boost
- Live Longer
- From Fences and Bollards
- Time to Take Advantage
- Ready, Set, Cable
- It's Time to Think Mobile
St. Peter’s Hospital gets fire alarm upgrade
By Beth Welch
A decade ago, St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, N.Y., started a $259 million campus-wide modernization project.
End users should think about the benefits of intelligent cloud-based visitor management
By Ajay Jain
For every organization, one of the first steps in providing safety and security is knowing at all times who is in the building. This is true for protecting people, property, or assets, and whether the building is a business, school, hospital or any other location.
Using 4.9GHz is protected by the FCC for public safety use
By Michael Derby
Americans want to be safe and the FCC is helping. The FCC reserves valuable radio frequencies for public safety authorities that can be used for Ultra-Reliable wireless video surveillance.
Custom IDs help improve security at parking garages
By Monique Merhige
Valet Anywhere provides on demand valet services throughout the New York City area for New Yorkers who are on the move. The company provides secure car parking in various NYC parking garages.
NYC Marathon chose TBus IP transmission
By Guy Apple
The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon was first held in 1970 by the New York Road Runners Club (NYRR) with just 127 competitors running loops around Central Park.
Up-to-date technology provides high-level security for Crider Foods
By Mitchell Kane
After completion of the canning plant, Crider needed an effective way to provide security for its large production and processing facilities.
The stand-off threat detection: The evolving face of perimeter security
By Andrew Goldsmith
In the United States alone, there are around 230 military bases and globally, more than 700 U.S. installations—collectively amounting to more than 1.38 million troops that live and/or work on base.
Device security is key to ensuring safety of critical business networks and data
By Vinson McCray
Today, it is not uncommon to see business conducted beyond the walls of an office building. In fact, many employees are escaping the confines of their cubes by using smartphones, tablets and other devices as their primary business communication tools.
Native American casino invests heavily in updated technology
By Andrew Elvish
In an environment such as a casino where the gaming floor is encompassed by masses of people, where the vulnerability of fraud is high, and where massive cash exchanges need to be under constant scrutiny, a major security system overhaul is a decision that is not made swiftly, nor taken lightly.
Planning ahead can prevent harm to people and the bottom line
By Robert Laughlin
Advances in communication technology are opening doors in the field of access control locks.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Many years ago, when I decided to become a journalist, I started cutting my teeth by writing sports. I was pretty young at the time, and I enjoyed a variety of sports. It was a perfect training ground for me.
Security camera report: Protective vents vs. desiccants
By Boris Su
When condensation forms inside a security camera, it can blur lenses and compromise image quality. Condensation that remains within the enclosure can also corrode electronics, causing premature failure of the camera.
Security takes the same approach at every level
By Arlin Owsley
Monitored security hasn’t always been a luxury afforded to every home in North America, but similar to the advancement of telecommunications technology, this one time luxury has now become common place.
Training and support creates effective monitoring
By Robert Ogle
If there’s any doubt about the value of live monitoring as part of an effective home security system, consider a self-monitored system that sends an alert only to the homeowner.
Choosing the right products to effectively serve the needs of the client
By Ginger Hill
In the United States alone, this invisible intruder, carbon monoxide (CO), is responsible for sending thousands of people to the emergency room each year with CO poisoning, some resulting in death.
Monitoring from the end user perspective
By Charlie Howell
We all look at monitoring from a different perspective. The consultant looks at it from a cost benefit analysis standpoint to represent the client’s best interest.
Infrastructure is a consideration in making choices
By Kevin Lehan
Independent alarm dealers have much at stake when choosing a central station that will enable them to compete with the industry’s largest companies.
How it works around the home
By Keith Jentoft
Market pressures continue to squeeze the residential alarm business with attrition and alternative solutions.
Here are suggestions on how to build revenue on a long-term basis
By Bill Hobbs
As the physical security industry continues to mature, integrators must confront a new landscape as they try to make themselves more relevant to the end user.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Protection 1 is more like a giant family than a corporation.
Campus Security & Life Safety
Campuses need effective security equipment
By Ralph C. Jensen
Perhaps more than any other time in history, school campuses need effective security equipment and tools not only to ensure the physical safety of students, teachers, staff and administration but also to create a safe environment where effective learning takes place as well as manage expensive assets, such as computer equipment, from theft or damage.
University of Massachusetts Boston deploys 180-degree cameras to better protect its Campus Center
By Steve Gorski
With a strong reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston offers its diverse, 17,000-student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city.
School officials want students and staff to feel safe
By Karen Evans
All schools in North Carolina have been mandated to successfully install and deploy a panic- lockdown button that links to law enforcement.
Ottawa University teams up on IP video solution
By Keith Harris
Ottawa University, in Ottawa, Kansas, has a rich heritage. Since 1865, the university has educated its students. Many people rely on Ottawa University to help them achieve a lifetime of personal growth and significance.
New York medical facility replaces analog system
By Courtney Dillon Pedersen
Covering an entire city block, one of the busiest medical facilities in New York City has more than 600 beds and thousands of doctors, patients, staff and visitors every day.
University of Alaska Anchorage upgrades campus safety with new software
By Angelo Faenza
Faced with an aging housing access control system, the University of Alaska Anchorage was in need of a reliable system capable of integrating with its existing residential operations management software.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES improves access control system
By Ralph C. Jensen
Tragedy at one school seems to jump start improved security at another. Such is the case for the Eastern Suffolk BOCES , an educational cooperative of 51 Long Island, New York school districts, providing educational leadership, direct instruction, management, and support through quality, cost-effective instructional programs and shared services.
California water company adds 24/7 surveillance with new cameras
By Ralph C. Jensen
Protecting critical infrastructure is essential to ensure public safety and the preservation of life, property and assets.