Security Products Magazine Digital Edition - November 2015

November 2015

  • Protect Your Data
  • Winning a Better Solution
  • Advanced Considerations
  • Define New Models
  • Tight as a Drum
  • Keeping Your Customers Secure


Features

Define New Models - Now is an exciting time to be in the business of security integration. The quality of surveillance images are getting better in a variety of configurations ranging from megapixels to multisensor panoramic to thermal imaging cameras.

Define New Models

Network Communications are integral part of new security systems

By Ronnie Pennington

Now is an exciting time to be in the business of security integration. The quality of surveillance images are getting better in a variety of configurations ranging from megapixels to multisensor panoramic to thermal imaging cameras.


Insuring Access - In the decade that First Service Insurance (FSI) has conducted business in Roseville, Calif., it has provided contractors with specialized property and casualty insurance products focused on general liability, workers compensation, business auto and bonding/surety.

Insuring Access

Installing a product that will grow with the firm

By Scott Lindley

In the decade that First Service Insurance (FSI) has conducted business in Roseville, Calif., it has provided contractors with specialized property and casualty insurance products focused on general liability, workers compensation, business auto and bonding/surety.


Keeping Your Customers Secure - Technology offers a variety of peace of mind benefits

Keeping Your Customers Secure

Technology offers a variety of peace of mind benefits

By Juan M. López

As interest in connected home technology rises, consumers are beginning to pay attention to its many safety and security benefits.


Protect Your Data - In the minutes, hours and days that follow a widespread, widely publicized data breach, most companies scramble to increase their security measures in an effort to overcompensate for their lack of proactive preparation.

Protect Your Data

Protect your assets with a complete security plan

By Denny Heaberlin

In the minutes, hours and days that follow a widespread, widely publicized data breach, most companies scramble to increase their security measures in an effort to overcompensate for their lack of proactive preparation.


Winning a Better Solution - There are many challenges associated with securing Specialized including theft protection and loss prevention, general security for employees, and protecting the company’s highly confidential trade secrets which are safeguarded at headquarters.

Winning a Better Solution

Bicycle shop seeks user-friendly access control to protect valuable trade secrets

By Taylor Foster

There are many challenges associated with securing Specialized including theft protection and loss prevention, general security for employees, and protecting the company’s highly confidential trade secrets which are safeguarded at headquarters.


Advanced Considerations - Employee mustering at industrial sites or large facilities has typically been difficult to efficiently manage due to the complexity of the situation and human factors.

Advanced Considerations

Human process is painstakingly slow

By Steven Pisciotta

Employee mustering at industrial sites or large facilities has typically been difficult to efficiently manage due to the complexity of the situation and human factors.


Tight as a Drum - Imagine getting slapped with a $1 million fine for not adequately securing your facility. Think it can’t happen? Think again.

Tight as a Drum

Enhanced security, with a padlock?

By Ryan Baer

Imagine getting slapped with a $1 million fine for not adequately securing your facility. Think it can’t happen? Think again.


Departments

Using an Iris for Time and Attendance - At the peak of El Salvador’s sugar harvesting and processing season, the Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa mill in San Vicente becomes incredibly busy as hundreds of employees change shifts throughout the entire day, typically seven days a week.

Industry Vertical

Using an Iris for Time and Attendance

By Mohammed Murad

At the peak of El Salvador’s sugar harvesting and processing season, the Ingenio Azucarero Injiboa mill in San Vicente becomes incredibly busy as hundreds of employees change shifts throughout the entire day, typically seven days a week.


The Quest for Smarter Power - Security Products magazine sat down with Larry Ye, president and CEO of LifeSafety Power Inc., to discuss how rapid transformation is occurring in the technology—and how RMR is now possible, providing value to both systems integrators and their end-user customers.

Industry Professional

The Quest for Smarter Power

Integrators and users benefit from network intelligence

By Ralph C. Jensen

Security Products magazine sat down with Larry Ye, president and CEO of LifeSafety Power Inc., to discuss how rapid transformation is occurring in the technology—and how RMR is now possible, providing value to both systems integrators and their end-user customers.


Bridging the Great Divide - More than a decade ago, the talk was all about convergence. Well, the industry has converged, but there is now something more interesting on the horizon.

Industry Focus

Bridging the Great Divide

By Ralph C. Jensen

More than a decade ago, the talk was all about convergence. Well, the industry has converged, but there is now something more interesting on the horizon.


Networking Security

Persistent Threats

A layered approach to security

By Michél Bechard

A layered approach to network security is the most reliable way of ensuring peace of mind against Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) forms of cyberattacks because no modern company can afford the surefire method of protection


High Profile Events

Keeping the network secure helps protect Boston Marathon runners

By Ron Grinfeld

Realizing the need for stronger surveillance in high-profile locations such as the marathon route, the city of Boston decided to increase civilian protection. The new security measures included doubling law enforcement personnel to about 3,500, the addition of bomb-sniffing dogs, and a SWAT team provided by the FBI.


Getting Involved - Physical security administrators and IT departments have both gotten much more involved with each other in system deployment decisions, ever since video surveillance first began transitioning from analog to network cameras.

Getting Involved

CIO and CSO see changes as information and facility security converge

By Brandon Arcment

Physical security administrators and IT departments have both gotten much more involved with each other in system deployment decisions, ever since video surveillance first began transitioning from analog to network cameras.


Privacy Extortion - This privacy sensitivity occurred innocently in the physical world on a beautiful avenue. But, privacy sensitivity can be even more critical in the virtual world.

Privacy Extortion

A new type of cyber-crime: From kindergarteners to adulterers

By Avner Mor

This privacy sensitivity occurred innocently in the physical world on a beautiful avenue. But, privacy sensitivity can be even more critical in the virtual world.


New Strategies - As IT security professionals, we’re great at providing our clients with firewalls, encryption software and other technological safeguards against data breaches.

New Strategies

Tackling the end users’ security vulnerability

By Ryan Corey

As IT security professionals, we’re great at providing our clients with firewalls, encryption software and other technological safeguards against data breaches. But, did you know that even your best-protected clients may face an even greater threat than poorly managed networks and systems?


Dealer Strategies

Home Smart Home - When it comes to security and home automation, there are a lot of questions homeowners need to ask themselves. Do I want a smart home?

Home Smart Home

Dealers can get a running advantage with the right technology, and the right training

By Ralph C. Jensen

When it comes to security and home automation, there are a lot of questions homeowners need to ask themselves. Do I want a smart home?


Getting a Great Deal - Most dealers know that it’s crucial to run a credit report before signing up a new account. But it’s also worth remembering that it’s not a minor detail, and even a borderline credit record may have long-term repercussions.

Getting a Great Deal

Credit counts in a balanced portfolio

By Robert Ogle

Most dealers know that it’s crucial to run a credit report before signing up a new account. But it’s also worth remembering that it’s not a minor detail, and even a borderline credit record may have long-term repercussions.


Editor's Note

One Size Does Not Fit All

By Ralph C. Jensen

This month I ventured out just a little bit to talk about residential security, though much of what I learned also applies to commercial and industrial security. No better place to learn about software than Silicon Valley.


One Touch Alarm - According to several studies, growth is now focused on “self-installed” products that piggyback on the popularity of smart phones and the tech-savvy millennials that use these devices for everything from banking to prepared food delivery.

One Touch Alarm

Self-install with professional monitoring

By Bart Didden

According to several studies, growth is now focused on “self-installed” products that piggyback on the popularity of smart phones and the tech-savvy millennials that use these devices for everything from banking to prepared food delivery.


Campus Security & Life Safety

Catching the Thugs - The San Diego Unified School District’s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated between the two, which was awkward and cumbersome.

Catching the Thugs

San Diego schools de-escalate incident and protect assets

By Courtney Pedersen

The San Diego Unified School District’s previous video surveillance solution presented a number of problems. It required two management servers in which most settings had to be replicated between the two, which was awkward and cumbersome.


Seamless Integration - Designed to a be a state-of-theart facility for students and faculty members at Oregon State University, Austin Hall could represent one of the most unique systems integration projects within the higher education market in the United States.

Seamless Integration

Integration between event management, HR and resource-planning platforms form core of installation

By Mitchell Kane

Designed to a be a state-of-theart facility for students and faculty members at Oregon State University, Austin Hall could represent one of the most unique systems integration projects within the higher education market in the United States.


Editor's Note

Old Schools, New Designs

By Ralph C. Jensen

This issue of Campus Security & Life Safety has an interesting take on security. I think I’ve taken it for granted, but when you talk about camera installation, you have to think about the lens for the camera.


Join the Team - Now that mobile identities can be carried on phones for physical security applications, they are merging with smart cards into centralized identity management systems.

Join the Team

Facility and IT security systems converge to manage security

By Brandon Arcment

Now that mobile identities can be carried on phones for physical security applications, they are merging with smart cards into centralized identity management systems.


Blinded by Graffiti -  vandalism and destruction of property are not the only concerns at schools. Sadly, theft, assaults and campus shootings are also important issues.

Blinded by Graffiti

Geutebruck helps secure Florida school district

By Ellen Kreitz

Vandalism and destruction of property are not the only concerns at schools. Sadly, theft, assaults and campus shootings are also important issues.


University of Florida Focuses on Life Safety

As emergency towers become ubiquitous across college campuses, the focus for many campus security experts shift from presence of product to quality of product

By Molly Walsh

One of the campus’s current projects is the renovation and expansion of the Rietz Student Union that prompted the discovery of several ‘dead zones’ in the outdoor notification program.


Consider the Lens - This is a story of lens selection gone wrong, and right. Often it seems lens selection is not given much attention, and at worst is an afterthought.

Consider the Lens

Video surveillance systems need the right glass to work properly

By Andrea Iniguez

This is a story of lens selection gone wrong, and right. Often it seems lens selection is not given much attention, and at worst is an afterthought.


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