Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2020

July / August 2020

  • Guard Services: The Logistics of Event Security
  • On the Cutting Edge
  • Securing a Hospital Campus
  • An Entertainment District
  • Supporting Security Services


Cover Story

Guard Services: The Logistics of Event Security

Guard Services: The Logistics of Event Security

Today’s world stage comes complete with volatile times and acts of terrorism

By Corey Meredith

On so many levels, 9/11 drastically altered the event security landscape.


Features

Supporting Security Services

Supporting security services with wireless mesh networks

By Angel Quinn

Demonstrations, celebrations, festivals, and major sporting events - any large gathering of people - presents police and security services with a range of issues relating to public safety.


Social Distancing will be Prominent When Sporting Complexes Reopen

By Peter Ford

While hard timelines remain estimations and could change with a new spike in COVID cases, organizations are planning for the time when they can reopen their gates.


Combating Security Risks

Various defenses needed to ensure risks, mitigations are under control

By Cliff Krahenbill

Cloud security is an increasing concern as more organizations transition to use public cloud providers in either a hybrid or cloud-native model.


Securing A Hospital Campus

Protecting parking, pedestrians and entries to the campus facility

By Stephen Martorano

Security a hospital campus is very different from protecting a typical commercial building.


On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

Implementing AI for efficiency during growth and development

By Jeff Montoya

Video analytics (VA) continue to evolve in sophistication and are fast becoming standard in video surveillance devices and solutions.


An Indispensable Role

An Indispensable Role

Why single source technology integrations join during early phases of construction of hospitals and clinics

By Jeff Elliott

Today, there is significant increase in the number of hospitals, clinics and outpatient centers that are being built or remodeled across the country, in part due to the rise in demand for healthcare from an aging population and more access to health insurance.


A Larger Security Puzzle

A Larger Security Puzzle

Data center access control starts at the fence line

By Toby Bostwick

Ask any analyst what data is coming into or out of your data center and they’ll quickly pull up a dashboard showing packets flooding across their network.


Backbone Support

Backbone Support

Site protection requires training, vigilance and the latest electronic equipment

By John Nemerofsky

Our nation’s critical infrastructure serves as the backbone supporting activities at manufacturing plants to elementary schools.


Precise Analysis

Technology provides the greatest ally in speed and accuracy for substance analyzers

By Ginger Xu

In the war on illicit drug trafficking today, a law enforcement professional’s greatest allies are speed and accuracy.


An Entertainment District

An Entertainment District

The expanding role of sports arenas’ security

By Mark McCormack

Remember classic stadiums like Wrigley Field, Chicago’s old baseball park, or Forbes Field, the old baseball and football park in Pittsburgh?


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Turning the Tide Back to Security

By Ralph C. Jensen

I’m not trying to minimize the worries of that pandemic thing, also known as COVID-19, but there are some interesting things happening the security world, including who is exploring use of new solutions, helping others in need and what’s happening to our trade shows. Here’s a look.


INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Making a Difference

Audio notifications are a critical assistant for campus alerting

By Pat Scheckel

Alerting a campus about an emergency poses a number of challenges that can be difficult to anticipate and manage during an emergency.


Webinars

New Products

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    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

  • EasyGate SPT and SPD

    EasyGate SPT SPD

    Security solutions do not have to be ordinary, let alone unattractive. Having renewed their best-selling speed gates, Cominfo has once again demonstrated their Art of Security philosophy in practice — and confirmed their position as an industry-leading manufacturers of premium speed gates and turnstiles. 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