Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - April 2020

May/June 2020

  • Understanding AI in Video Surveillance
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Balancing Safety, Security and Privacy
  • Technologies Driving Impact
  • Generating National Headlines

Cover Story

Using Facial Recognition

Using Facial Recognition

Improving operations and security in the airport setting

By Dan Grimm

Airports are unique places. They are accessed by thousands of people every day. Few other facilities in the world have to screen so many individuals for personal and environmental safety while providing a positive experience.


Balancing Safety Security and Privacy

How network video and audio are helping hospitals elevate patient care and workplace safety

By Paul Baratta

Hospital safety and security is a series of if-then scenarios. If we can prevent patients from falling out of bed, then we can avoid serious, costly injuries.

Collaborative Partnerships

Customers are driving changes, the open platform has become the industry standard

By Scott Ridder

Integrated security solutions have become standard within the security industry, but recent years have seen a shift in the way companies want to manage their integrations.

Understanding AI in Video Surveillance

Applying human intelligence to computer programs

By Brian Carle

Many video surveillance professionals have come across the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). But what do those terms mean, and how do they affect Video Surveillance?

Generating National Headlines

Generating National Headlines

Disasters can cause adversity; officials must effectively manage

By Frank Spano, JD

It is no surprise that tragedies on college campuses generate national headlines. Fortunately, active shooter incidents on campus are extraordinarily rare events, and campuses remain far safer than the community at large. However, shootings are not the only concern.

Technologies Driving Impact

Technologies Driving Impact

Communications always evolving in people’s everyday lives

By John Petruzzi

Technology has always driven change, whether evolving communications in people’s everyday lives or offering new functionality across business applications.



The Sooner, The Better

As smartphones have become ubiquitous, so has the need for mobile security apps

By Richard Aldrich

Does an organization need to invest in a safety app? The short answer is yes, the sooner the better. For the longer answer we must consider the technological, behavioral, and legal trends.


Surviving the COVID Crisis

By Ralph C. Jensen

COVID-19. Where to begin? This pandemic appears to be nowhere near controlled or over, and it certainly has taken its toll worldwide and on all Americans.

Government Security

Solving the Challenges

Beyond solving crimes, surveillance video can serve as client’s protection against liability

By William (Bill) Brennan

Security managers, CSOs and other personnel tasked with mitigating risk at an organization are the first link in a long and vitally important chain.

Finding Flexible Systems In The Age of Converged Security

Considerations for selecting government-grade security solutions

By David Helbock

While access control is an essential consideration for any business, nowhere is it more necessary to maintain real-time oversight of who is on-premise than in a governmental facility — whether at the federal, state or local level.

Implementing a Video Plan

Designing a security system with cybersecurity in mind

By Stuart Rawling

There’s a specific paradigm shift in the world of video that might be bigger than the transition from analog to IP more than 15 years ago.


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

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3