Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - September 2019

September 2019

  • Deploying IoT Devices
  • Averting Workplace Violence
  • Automating Emergency Communication
  • Making Cities Smarter
  • Security by Design

Cover Story

Deploying IoT Devices

Deploying IoT Devices

Best practices for managing and securing IoT networks

By Ryan Zatolokin

The number and breadth of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow rapidly, with everything from kitchen appliances to video surveillance and access control systems offering the ability to connect to a network.


Averting Workplace Violence

Averting Workplace Violence

Commercial properties demand planning and communications

By Greg Falahee

Today’s property manager has many tasks to complete on a daily basis: navigating the ins and outs of the business, ensuring that all processes, systems and personnel are in place to secure their physical assets, and creating a positive environment for tenants and visitors.

Connecting Mass Notification

Connecting Mass Notification

Emergency communications are especially necessary when dealing with safety issues

By Pat Scheckel

The Internet of Things continues to grow, offering new possibilities for organizations to communicate messages and automate processes. This can be especially helpful when dealing with safety issues.

Video Systems Provide Security

Solutions provide security environment for educational institutions


In the past few years, tragic events have increased awareness for educational institutions across America. This recent spike has reminded educators and security officers alike that it is the responsibility of schools to ensure the safety of their students and employees and protect school property and equipment from theft or damage, encouraging them to invest in security systems.

Automating Emergency Communication

Automating Emergency Communication

A cell phone is not an emergency communication plan

By Joe Byron

For campuses nationwide, emergency communication planning is not a topic that is taken lightly, nor should it be.

The Access Solution

The Access Solution

Why multi-campus facilities are investing in centralized access control

By Jeremy Saline

Providing security, managing budgets, gaining efficiencies— these are just a few of the many objectives that facility managers have to balance at once.

Security by Design

Security by Design

It’s all in the cloud with no hardware involved

By Ben Rowe

We know by now that there is an abundance of business advantages in the cloud — it’s agile and cost-efficient, and, with little to no hardware maintenance, it’s easier to update and perform maintenance on than traditional on-site servers.

The Opportunity of Hyperconvergence

The Opportunity of Hyperconvergence

Holding the key to simplifying surveillance and building systems

By Eric Bassier

A new IT trend–“hyperconvergence”–may hold the key to simplifying this task while also enabling significantly more sophisticated ways to tap the value of data many organizations are already collecting.

Making Cities Smarter

Making Cities Smarter

By Bob Carter

Safe cities attract businesses, foster innovation and provide countless opportunities. By working collaboratively, both public and private sectors can contribute to a solid foundation for the success of these great cities and their citizens.

5 Questions for Your Cloud Provider

5 Questions for Your Cloud Provider

It’s going to become the ubiquitous platform for physical security, so start querying now

By Martin Renkis

Do you want the real bottom line in providing cloud services for video, access control and other integrated services?

Thinking Smarter About Smart City Security

Thinking Smarter About Smart City Security

By Will Wise

The world is quickly urbanizing, and people are flocking from suburbs and rural areas to cities more than ever before.

Mitigating Workplace Violence

Mitigating Workplace Violence

Modern technology is able to help hospitals manage safety

By Noah Reiter

To ensure continual patient care and remain compliant with regulations, hospitals have well-documented security protocols and deploy technology to ensure those can be executed smoothly, from cybersecurity solutions on the digital side to video surveillance and door scanners, among other tools, on premises.

Path to the Future

Path to the Future

Cloud-based video surveillance is here to stay

By Jeff Whitney

Security professionals face many challenges in selecting video surveillance systems that address their unique needs.

Paving the Way with Analytics

Paving the Way with Analytics

Turning information overload into actionable intelligence

By Kevin Taylor

Technology—from street lights to telephones—has been at the heart of modern cities for more than a century.

Considerations for Infrastructure

Considerations for Infrastructure

Compound annual growth expected to continue through 2023

By Brian Mallari

Security is top of mind for consumers around the world and businesses across industries.



Opening Your Business Safely

By Ralph C. Jensen

I’m a pretty lucky guy. I get to drive to work with my best friend. Each day when I drop my wife off at her office I am hopeful that everything is OK when she goes into her office.


Keeping the Secure in Security Cameras

Why you might need to rethink what’s protecting your outdoor surveillance camera

By Kaitlyn DeHaven

The world of outdoor security cameras is changing rapidly, and with it, the need for secure, high-quality camera housing.


New Products

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 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

  • Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation.

    Connect ONE®

    Connect ONE’s powerful cloud-hosted management platform provides the means to tailor lockdowns and emergency mass notifications throughout a facility – while simultaneously alerting occupants to hazards or next steps, like evacuation. 3