Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - July 2015

July 2015

  • The Heat of the Moment
  • Security on Board
  • From Cockpit to Classroom
  • Smarter Storage
  • School Teacher Expelled
  • Mapping the Way Forward


Security on Board

Security on Board

Utah Transit saves time, money with IP video software

By Courtney Pedersen

Until recently, the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) video security system was limited by the capacities of its servers.

Smarter Storage - Benefits drive expansion of IP video systems in Bergen County, N.J.

Smarter Storage

Benefits drive expansion of IP video systems in Bergen County, N.J.

By Francois Wolf

The advantages of video surveillance are well known, but at times, the full value is realized only after a system is installed.

From Cockpit to Classroom

From Cockpit to Classroom

How lessons learned can make students safer

By Mark Berger

It is only natural that we respond to horrific situations with a renewed emphasis on security.

The Heat of the Moment

The Heat of the Moment

What’s new in network thermal cameras for security and operations?

By Anthony Incorvati

In the security world, it’s often what you don’t see that can hurt you the most.

Building an Empire

Building an Empire

Key distributor has Mexico on a string

By Ralph C. Jensen

Thirty years ago, Lucy Rivero entered the security industry. She worked as an administrative assistant at a security company, and then worked her way into sales.


Industry Professional

Always Thinking of the Integrator

By Ralph C. Jensen

Sit down for a conversation with Brian Wiser, the president of sales in North America at Bosch Security Systems, and concern for the integrator will surface pretty quickly.

Mapping the Way Forward

Industry Vertical

Mapping the Way Forward

Careful documentation is vital for maintaining, expanding your facility’s security systems

By John Weadock

Any security investment starts with a realization that you have people and things to protect.

Industry Focus

School Teacher Expelled

By Ralph C. Jensen

You have to wonder what is happening on school campuses these days. Why some students act the way they do; why some turn to violence.

Dealer Strategies

Business Units Built from Basics

Business Units Built from Basics

By Ralph C. Jensen

New Orleans is a terrific destination city. It is filled with history, music and adventure.

Profiling an Integrator

Making an impact with a long-standing relationship

By Amanda Utter

Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, VTI Security has been a trusted provider of security designs, installation and support for more than 35 years.

Where Do I Find Leads?

By Charlie Howell

Throughout my 25 years in this industry, which have included 12 as an integrator and 13 as a consultant, the number one question of all time has been: where do I find leads?

Projecting a Strong Image

Make no mistake, technicians play a huge role in sales and customer service

By Robert Ogle

At first glance, you’d think that sales representatives carry the heaviest burden for security dealers.

To Verify or Not to Verify

Law enforcement ponders the question in various cities

By Vicki Contavespi

On Mar. 1, Akron, Ohio’s police department became only the 30th across the United States to employ what is known as a verified response policy, which means that before police respond to an alarm, it must be verified that there is, indeed, a crime being committed.

A Creole Cut Above

By Ralph C. Jensen

For a couple of years now, I’ve traveled to several locations to interview and write the cover story for our Dealer Strategies. It is always an honor to be able to sit with the CEO or designated spokesperson, and learn about that company’s business model.

Introduce Yourself to Open Architecture

Introduce Yourself to Open Architecture

Looking at strategies well into the future

By Peter Berg

The concept of Open Architecture Access Control is taking on a lot of traction.

Campus Security & Life Safety

Dedicated Service

Software helps nail school district contract win

By Brian Carlson

Mid State Fire & Systems, a fire and life safety system installer and service provider in Ocala, Fla., is dedicated to providing quality service to customers at a competitive price.

Researching Security

Researching Security

Michigan university upgrades beyond keyed locks

By Taylor Foster

Western Michigan University, located in Kalamazoo, Mich., is a national research university serving students from across the United States and 100 additional countries.

Securing the Open Campus

Securing the Open Campus

College installs advanced security technologies

By Mitchell Kane

Located in the heart of Albany, N.Y.’s capital city, The College of Saint Rose offers 4,500 students a rigorous educational experience that extends their learning beyond the campus to the vibrant urban environment in which they live.

The Layered Approach

The Layered Approach

Mass notification is not a brand-new concept in safety and security circles

By Michael Zuidema

With one recent study projecting the mass notification market to be worth more than $6.4 billion by 2018, it is obvious that more and more institutions are turning toward a layered approach to deliver emergency alerts.

Connecting the District

Illinois schools set protocols for emergency situations

By Kreg Wesley

Sycamore School District in Illinois is comprised of seven schools ranging from elementary to secondary schools.

Back to School

Back to School

Returning students don’t have to worry about security lapses

By Ralph C. Jensen

When some children drop out of school, that is all of the formal education they may ever receive.


New Products

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • XS4 Original+

    XS4 Original+

    The SALTO XS4 Original+ design is based on the same proven housing and mechanical mechanisms of the XS4 Original. The XS4 Original+, however, is embedded with SALTO’s BLUEnet real-time functionality and SVN-Flex capability that enables SALTO stand-alone smart XS4 Original+ locks to update user credentials directly at the door. Compatible with the array of SALTO platform solutions including SALTO Space data-on-card, SALTO KS Keys as a Service cloud-based access solution, and SALTO’s JustIn Mobile technology for digital keys. The XS4 Original+ also includes RFID Mifare DESFire, Bluetooth LE and NFC technology functionality. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3