Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - October 2017

October 2017

  • Multiply and Conquer
  • Man Overboard!
  • Providing a Network Link
  • The Next Big Step
  • A Better Defensive Line


Multiply and Conquer

Virtual fence of fixed camera technology serves as a force multiplier for law enforcement agencies


Technology is increasingly being used as a force multiplier to help law enforcement agencies protect and serve. One way agencies are turning technology into a crime-fighting tool is by creating what’s called a “virtual fence” around a perimeter, such as city limits or a parking lot, by installing a network of license plate reader (LPR) cameras to monitor an area.

Man Overboard!

Man Overboard!

Saving lives with deployment of video analytics at sea

By Eric Olson

Many of us have gone on a cruise vacation or know of a close friend or relative who has done so. Cruising is a popular vacation option enjoyed by families and individuals throughout the world.

Providing a Network Link

Providing a Network Link

What you need to know about outdoor wireless access points

By Emily Chae, Evan Davis

Outdoor wireless bridges are used to provide a network link from one location to another. You may want to network surveillance cameras back to your main office building, or share Internet and network access with another building on your campus.

The Next Big Step

The Next Big Step

By Peter Boriskin

Individuals have found that their phones and other smart devices can be used in their own homes to operate locks, and—along with the push for more IoT-enabled devices at work in general—they have come to expect the same level of sophistication and convenience at work.

All the Hype

All the Hype

Finding the best way to design a layered security solution

By Paul Shkedy

Alongside the hype in the media about the border wall, this might be a good time for commercial and industrial companies to take a closer look at their own borders. Threat levels are increasing due to rising crime, civil activism and even cyber threats and it is more important than ever to push the line of defense all the way to the borders.

Time for an Upgrade

Time for an Upgrade

Regional traffic management center makes move to new technology and new quarters

By Kevin Christopherson

When a regional traffic management center in Washington state outgrew its building—as well as the size of its roadway monitoring system— the staff realized it was time not just for a physical upgrade, but a technological one, too

A Better Defensive Line

A Better Defensive Line

How U.S. agencies are working toward a more appropriate security line

By John Merlino

In the United States, technology has become the essential force multiplier. With nearly 6,000 miles of border with the neighboring north and south, it would be impossible to hire enough border personnel to protect every mile.


Industry Focus

Taking Stock of Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

Throughout the course of a calendar year, we take a look at numerous security solutions, events and, in our case, publications. In this issue, we have a specialty publication that focuses on government security. Security in the public sector is a big deal.

Industry Professional

Multi-dimensional Applications

Multi-sensor cameras prove the right medicine for healthcare surveillance

By Jennifer Hackenburg

According to a number of studies, hospital crime and violence have been growing at an alarming rate in recent years. The wide variety of security threats that healthcare facilities face include theft by employees or visitors, violence or threats from visitors or patients, and other crimes of opportunity.

Cannabis Cash - How do you secure your place in the weed business?

Industry Vertical

Cannabis Cash

How do you secure your place in the weed business?

By Todd Kleperis

Where is all the money in the marijuana business going? Who is moving the cash or product as it seems to be in the news all the time? Here we share why it’s important to your business that you know how this is all happening.

Government Security

Editors Note

Engaging a Rapid Response

By Ralph C. Jensen

There is more than one reason why emergency vehicles have lights and sirens. Several years ago, there was a campaign by the Ohio state fire marshal which was, “Move right for lights and sirens.” This makes a lot of sense, allowing emergency response to get where they need to be with minimum interference.

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Meeting government requirements can be challenging

By Lindsay Page

Doing business with the government—federal, state or even local—can be very difficult. The regulations, the paperwork, the unique needs and buying cycles are all tough requirements that have to be met. It can make for a complicated scene, but it’s also a vitally important business that can be financially rewarding despite the challenges.

Anti-ram Fencing

Considerations for selection, installation to prevent vehicle attacks

By Scott Espensen

Vehicle ramming attacks are on the rise in the United States and abroad. Already in 2017, there have been no less than seven major attacks worldwide resulting in 24 people dead and another 153 injured.

Using the Cloud

Using the Cloud

Finding ways to improve response times

By Nicholas Maier

Today, cloud applications are all the rage and for good reason. The cloud allows us to work and play in ways that are so much more productive and engaging.

Minimize Crime

Minimize Crime

IP video city surveillance expanded to optimize safety

By Courtney Pedersen

The city of Hartford, Conn., first began expanding and upgrading its surveillance capabilities in 2013 with a new Public Safety Complex and police headquarters. The city enlisted Vulcan Security Technologies to implement a new IP video system that could expand to include hundreds of cameras.

Bridging the Gap

Setting up a cost-effective infrastructure to read mobile ID cards

By Steve Warne

The mobile ID revolution is gathering pace, but not everyone has a smartphone today, and many citizens prefer to carry a physical card. How do government agencies manage this transition from physical to mobile, and ensure they can issue both cards and mobile ID at the same time?

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

  • 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

  • A8V MIND

    A8V MIND

    Hexagon’s Geosystems presents a portable version of its Accur8vision detection system. A rugged all-in-one solution, the A8V MIND (Mobile Intrusion Detection) is designed to provide flexible protection of critical outdoor infrastructure and objects. Hexagon’s Accur8vision is a volumetric detection system that employs LiDAR technology to safeguard entire areas. Whenever it detects movement in a specified zone, it automatically differentiates a threat from a nonthreat, and immediately notifies security staff if necessary. Person detection is carried out within a radius of 80 meters from this device. Connected remotely via a portable computer device, it enables remote surveillance and does not depend on security staff patrolling the area. 3