Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - May 2017

May 2017

  • Not A Catch-all
  • On the Beach Front
  • Access to Partnerships
  • Holding Your Currency
  • Operations and People


Best Practices in the Healthcare Industry

Identifying organizational needs and existing gaps in emergency communication are the first steps in establishing a comprehensive emergency notification process

By Greg Smith

Hospitals and medical centers face a number of challenges related to ensuring a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors.

Layered Approach

Layered Approach

IoT is used to create smart homes, buildings and numerous other end points

By Jeff Whitney

The IT approach to layered security for systems, infrastructure and data is increasingly impacting the security department, and with good reason.

Operations and People

Non-profit organization upgrades to unified security platform to keep volunteer operations secure and efficient

By Andrew Elvish

Today, the God’s Love team relies on the Security Center unified platform to make sure that operations are running smoothly and that people are safe.

On the Beach Front

On the Beach Front

Good security improves relationship with club members

By Arie Melamed

Bel-Air Bay Club staff gives the system rave reviews and its ability to improve their relationships with club members.

Not a Catch-all

Not a Catch-all

Businesses are relying on biometrics for additional login processes

By Alisdair Faulkner

While the technology can add an effective, additional layer of cybersecurity, it’s not a catch-all. In fact, the very nature of biometric technology can introduce additional security gaps.

Data Capture

Data Capture

Outdoor shopping plaza unifies security and marketing data into a unified video system

By Steve Birkmeier

A large, outdoor shopping plaza located in a major city in Italy is home to a wide array of retailers, restaurants and kiosks designed to meet the varying needs of consumers across the region.

Holding Your Currency

Holding Your Currency

Company dedicated to protection of people, assets and reputations

By Daniel Bachmann

If you know GardaWorld, it’s likely because you’ve been behind one of their ubiquitous and hard to miss red and white armored trucks as they go about the business of being North America’s largest cash-handling service provider.

Access to Partnerships

Access to Partnerships

By Ralph C. Jensen

Everyone has a partnership in some form or fashion. Usually, one partner supports the other, and the two together make a strong and formidable bond.


Securing the “New” Higher Ground

Industry Vertical

Securing the “New” Higher Ground

By Sydny Shepard

While these unmanned aircrafts are mostly used professionally and recreationally to add depth and intrigue to films and videos, security teams need to be aware of the threats they could pose on those below.

Industry Professional

Luck of the Draw

By Sydny Shepard

Takahashi’s journey into the security industry isn’t necessarily a conventional one, as he explains it. He never thought an out-ofcollege entry level position would turn into a career.

Industry Focus

Walking the Walk

By Ralph C. Jensen

If you attended ISC West last month, you already know the tradeshow was a smashing success.

Networking Security

The Role of PIAM

The Role of PIAM

Addressing IT Pros’ physical security challenges

By Don Campbell

The proliferation of networked devices has increasingly brought IT to the table when discussing physical security.

Company Credential

Retailers exposed when employee reuse ID

By Michael Marriott

By fully identifying and mitigating the practices which leave businesses vulnerable—and then investing in employee awareness training—you’ll greatly reduce risk while cultivating a more educated workforce.

Network Protection

The Federal Trade Commission is now insisting on cyber security protection

By Scott Lindley

Hacking has become a threat far bigger than most think. Indeed, the greatest threat to national security these days comes from not from aircraft carriers or infantry divisions, but a computer with a simple Internet connection located anywhere in the world.

Rapid Growth

Millions IP cameras shipped globally in 2016

By Mansoor Tariq

According to IHS, last year an estimated 66 million network cameras were shipped globally, which led to a 48 percent increase in the raw capacity of enterprise storage for video surveillance.

Dealer Strategies

Using Social Media

Searching for more leads and new opportunities

By Lindsay Lougée

Thirty-seven percent of people in the United States bought one or more smart devices in 2015, and many of the people in this large consumer market are tech savvy – so how do you tap into them? Having a broad online presence with positive messaging can help take your business to the next level. But, you may ask, “How do I get started?”

Ballet to Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

I admit there is not a lot in common between ballet and a security installation.

More Than A Concept

More Than A Concept

By Ralph C. Jensen

Integration of security systems is more than a concept or plan for Jeff Comeaux. It has become a passion and a calling.

What Every Security Integrator Should Know

How systems integration firms can evolve to benefit their organizations

By Rob Hile

There are few who would argue that security technology offerings have changed and matured at an incredible pace over the last 10 to 15 years.

Government Security

All Too Common

All Too Common

Counteracting the threats of vehicle terror attacks

By Greg Hamm

On Dec.19, 2016, the news exploded with information about a vehicle attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 people and injured over 50 more.

Grant Management

When the Kaua’i County, Hawaii, began a push to minimize paper, it seized the opportunity to move to web-based grants management software for tracking funding the county receives and disburses

By Stephanie Kanowitz

In Kaua’i County, Hawaii, grants management has long been an important part of local government operations. It’s also been handled using paper.

Safer Cities

Smarter, safer cities enhance quality of life through intelligence and awareness

By Eran Wachman

Safe City initiatives are a great way to build an efficient, proactive security posture to enhance safety and propel increased collaboration between city officials, security leaders, law enforcement and first responders.

Eyes On You

Eyes On You

The newest hot topic is all about the body

By Greg Buckner

In the world of law enforcement, the subject of body-worn cameras has arguably become the biggest talking point.

We Secure the Government

By Ralph C. Jensen

One of the biggest verticals in the security industry is government. Naturally, the federal government comes to mind when this topic is mentioned; however, the government encompasses far more than the feds.

New Products

  • ComNet CNGE6FX2TX4PoE

    The ComNet cost-efficient CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is a six-port switch that offers four Gbps TX ports that support the IEEE802.3at standard and provide up to 30 watts of PoE to PDs. It also has a dedicated FX/TX combination port as well as a single FX SFP to act as an additional port or an uplink port, giving the user additional options in managing network traffic. The CNGE6FX2TX4PoE is designed for use in unconditioned environments and typically used in perimeter surveillance. 3

  • AC Nio

    AC Nio

    Aiphone, a leading international manufacturer of intercom, access control, and emergency communication products, has introduced the AC Nio, its access control management software, an important addition to its new line of access control solutions. 3

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3