Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - July 2017

July 2017

  • An Ounce of Prevention
  • Running to Security
  • A Vehicle Identifier
  • Thermal Enhancement
  • Transforming the Future


No Disruptions

No Disruptions

Protectors deliver the power to protect security systems

By Michael Molinari

Power surges and lightning strikes can disrupt the operation of security and surveillance systems, or even worse, destroy them completely.

Securing the Joint

Securing the Joint

Marijuana’s high volume cash business requires tight security in the Mile High City and beyond

By Tom Barry

Call it what you will, marijuana, cannabis, weed, Mary Jane or pot, it’s creating a whole new gold rush for entrepreneurs in an emerging industry, including security products and services.

Thermal Enhancement

Thermal Enhancement

Specialty technology now beginning routine in security solutions

By Dwight Dumpert

Securing airports, seaports, railways, bridges and tunnels is no easy task. One technology that transportation agencies are increasingly relying on to secure these environments is thermal imaging.

A Vehicle Identifier

A Vehicle Identifier

Corman Park Police increase identification by 400 percent

By Andrew Elvish

The Corman Park Police aims to protect and serve its diverse community using the safest and most effective means possible. Its officers work 12-hour shifts, patrolling the community, responding to calls for service and assisting the federal police in criminal offenses and apprehensions.

Security From Scratch

Security From Scratch

High-profile, Michelin-star awarded Agern restaurant and high-traffic, adjacent Great Northern Food Hall deploy integrated IP video security and services network, solving unique installation requirements

By Courtney Pedersen

More than 750,000 people pass through Grand Central Terminal every day. In addition to operating 24/7, and being one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States, the terminal is a historic landmark with much of its structure more than 150 years old. These factors presented challenges for the installation of a new video monitoring and services network.

Securing the High End

New options prevent theft of electronic devices while allowing for maximum customer interactivity—without the mess and clutter

By Del Williams

For retailers of high end consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, drones, digital cameras and fitness watches, the customer’s retail experience can be just as important as loss prevention.

Running to Security

Running to Security

Chain shoe store recognizes best track to safe environment

By Ralph C. Jensen

You are an integrator, and imagine you could have any installation job you wanted. What would you choose? Would it be a well-known company, or a prestigious location? What if you could have both?

An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

Being prepared is worth more than a pound of cure

By Siva G. Narendra

Common sense dictates that it is easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has been done.

Thermal Cameras are Hot

Thermal Cameras are Hot

Networked solutions have been filling critical need for almost a decade

By Anthony Incorvati

Network thermal cameras were first introduced to the security market in 2010 filling a critical detection gap in network video systems.


Industry Focus

Transforming the Future

By Ralph C. Jensen

I’ve found over the past 21 years that there are many who enjoy talking to the media, and some who don’t. I like talking to those who, like their products, are open and transparent, or, in other words, have an open architecture.

Industry Vertical

Protecting Airports

Security is still a challenging goal to meet because of accessibility

By Bruce Czerwinski

Airports are the nation’s most highly secured public facilities. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government has spent billions of dollars protecting airports and planes.

Welcome to Dallas - As the 2017 President of ASIS International, it’s my honor to welcome security professionals to Dallas for the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) this Sept. 25-28.

Industry Professional

Welcome to Dallas, Y’all

Seminar 2017 is better than ever

By Thomas J. Langer

As the 2017 President of ASIS International, it’s my honor to welcome security professionals to Dallas for the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) this Sept. 25-28.

Dealer Strategies

Monitoring Matters

By Ralph C. Jensen

If you are not familiar with Red Hawk Fire & Security, that’s too bad. The security and fire integrator has 35 locations nationwide, and has recently partnered with Affiliated (central station) Monitoring.

Experience at the Training Center

Demo the latest in electronic access control in a state-of-the-art technology center

By Dawn Nye

The best way to experience the latest in product technology is in a state-of-the-art showroom. And just as you can demo an extensive product line in a sleek Apple Store, SALTO Systems now offers a newly-opened showcase and training center located in the heart of New York City.

Powered By Experience

Powered By Experience

By Ann B. O’Connor

In an industry increasingly dominated by massive organizations that grow larger with each merger or acquisition, end users find themselves faced with a dwindling number of choices when it comes to selecting a fire, life safety and security integrator.

Invest In Marketing

Strengthen your reputation and generate sales

By Lindsay Lougée

Thriving businesses must continue to grow year over year to survive in the ever-evolving alarm industry. Over the course of a year, products and services change, customer needs evolve and public perception changes with the economy.

New Products

  • 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

  • Kangaroo Home Security System

    Kangaroo Home Security System

    Kangaroo is the affordable, easy-to-install home security system designed for anyone who wants an added layer of peace of mind and protection. It has several products, ranging from the fan-favorite Doorbell Camera + Chime, to the more comprehensive Front Door Security Kit with Professional Monitoring. Regardless of the level of desired security, Kangaroo’s designed to move with consumers - wherever that next chapter may be. Motion sensors, keypads and additional features can be part of the package to any Kangaroo system in place, anytime. Additionally, Kangaroo offers scalable protection plans with a variety of benefits ranging from 24/7 professional monitoring to expanded cloud storage, coverage for damage and theft. 3

  • Dinkle DKU Barrier Terminal Blocks

    Dinkle DKU Barrier Terminal Blocks

    New DKU screw type terminal blocks use a spring-guided system where the screws are integrated and captive within the terminal enclosure. These screws can be backed out so that ring- or U-shaped cable lugs can be inserted, without the possibility of losing the screw. 3