Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - January February 2019

January/February 2019

  • A Slam Dunk
  • Advancing on Two Fronts
  • Tackling the Challenges
  • Deploying a Cloud Strategy
  • High Profile Security

Cover Story

Unlocking the Benefits

Unlocking the Benefits

Internet of Things solution promises greater connectively and organization insights

By Jimmy Palatsoukas

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises greater connectivity, which, when properly leveraged, can provide invaluable insight into our organizations and our operational environments. In the security sector, increased connectivity between sensors and systems gives us access to more data than we thought possible even just a few years ago.


Advancing on Two Fronts

Smartcard issuance pushes forward with cloud solutions and significantly faster printing options

By Robin Tandon

The way that smart cards are issued has changed dramatically in the last several years with the advent of cloud-based systems that enable the entire process to be managed and executed remotely, and with printer/encoder breakthroughs that significantly boost throughput, reliability and energy efficiency.

Cabling our Government

Cabling our Government

Wide range of solutions available for various applications

By Carrie Goetz

The government commands a lot of information in data centers, local municipalities, homeland security, health, and every touch that governments have with private citizens and companies. The data can be classified, private and public-facing as in forms.

High Profile Security

Hard Rock Stadium opts for single source integrated solution

By John Burke

As with any high-profile entertainment complex that draws more than one million visitors every year, the stadium faces complex and constantly evolving security challenges.

Deploying a Cloud Strategy

Deploying a Cloud Strategy

Why mid-market companies can—and should—deploy a video cloud strategy

By Andreas Pettersson

There’s enormous opportunity for all enterprises in the cloud, and those in the middle market are taking note.

The Next Wave

The Next Wave

External hardware is the next sidekick for smartphone security isolation

By Mike Fong

Originally designed as consumer devices, smartphones have become vital elements of both our personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, as sources and repositories of our most sensitive data, smartphones have quickly become a primary attack surface for hackers, cybercriminals and foreign spies.

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

Improving patron safety and security at the American Airlines Center requires multi-faceted surveillance technology

By Mark McCormack

With all this plus four lobbies and multiple entry points, security at American Airlines Center is a 24/7 responsibility. Finding the right camera system for such a diverse environment presented a challenge.

More Than a Set of Eyes

More Than a Set of Eyes

Cameras don’t miss a thing in the monitoring process

By Paul Kong

The technology behind today’s optical sensors and lenses has come a long way in trying to mimic some of the hallmark characteristics of the human visual system.

Tackling the Challenges

Understanding the ever-changing threat landscape

By Morgan Harris

It should come as no surprise that cybercrime is one of the biggest threats organizations of all shapes and sizes face today.



Defending Against Attack

How Paramount Studios defends against a vehicle attack

By Greg Hamm

When Paramount Studios, the longest operating and only remaining studio in Hollywood, wanted a preventative solution that would protect tourists and talent from car attacks, they contacted Perimeter Security Group, an integrator that has become one of the leading providers of perimeter security systems in the country.


Church Should Be Off Limits

By Ralph C. Jensen

While attending religious services during the holiday season, a local congregant asked me if I had heard about the ISIS threat to local houses of worship in East Texas. I was not aware, but I started digging.

Government Security

A Profile in Partnership

A Profile in Partnership

Tech leaders rely on open-platform community to deliver security solutions

By Courtney Dillon Pedersen

Microwave sensors, also known as Radar, RF or Doppler sensors, detect walking, running or crawling human targets in outdoor environments.

Crimes on Campus

Crimes on Campus

Securing a college or university campus is similar to any small city

By Paul Hefty

College and university campuses aren’t immune from the same types of crime, such as burglary and assault, found in any small city where thousands of people live and work closely together. Yet overall, campuses remain a mostly safe place for young adults to learn and mature.


The Long Reach of Government Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

The government has its fingers in everything, and it is necessary when you think about managing the nation’s infrastructure. Think carefully about securing the nation’s transportation system.

Adding Sound and Safety

Adding Sound and Safety

Customs checkpoint areas at JFK airport gets a little help from friends

By Richard Brent

At JFK Airport, immigration officers process hundreds of international passengers per flight. With the continual influx of people combined with limited staffing, law enforcement personnel are increasingly looking for technologies to enhance their efforts to deter illegal entry or trafficking and aid in crime investigation.

Securing Transportation

Securing Transportation

Managing the nation’s infrastructure means various vital roles

By S. Guerry Bruner

In today’s connected world, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) play vital roles managing our Nation’s critical infrastructure including roadways, interstates, intersections, ports, mass transit lines, city traffic, and urban mobility.


New Products

  • 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

  • 4K Video Decoder

    3xLOGIC’s VH-DECODER-4K is perfect for use in organizations of all sizes in diverse vertical sectors such as retail, leisure and hospitality, education and commercial premises. 3

  • Mobile Safe Shield

    Mobile Safe Shield

    SafeWood Designs, Inc., a manufacturer of patented bullet resistant products, is excited to announce the launch of the Mobile Safe Shield. The Mobile Safe Shield is a moveable bullet resistant shield that provides protection in the event of an assailant and supplies cover in the event of an active shooter. With a heavy-duty steel frame, quality castor wheels, and bullet resistant core, the Mobile Safe Shield is a perfect addition to any guard station, security desks, courthouses, police stations, schools, office spaces and more. The Mobile Safe Shield is incredibly customizable. Bullet resistant materials are available in UL 752 Levels 1 through 8 and include glass, white board, tack board, veneer, and plastic laminate. Flexibility in bullet resistant materials allows for the Mobile Safe Shield to blend more with current interior décor for a seamless design aesthetic. Optional custom paint colors are also available for the steel frame. 3