Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - September 2020

September 2020

  • Using AI Power
  • More Secure Banking
  • Encrypt Your Flash Drive
  • A Hand-free Environment
  • The Evolution of Risk


Cover Story

Using AI Power

Using AI Power

Driving efficiency and effectivity across organizations

By Stephanie Weagle

Video surveillance is commonplace today, but many organizations don’t even realize that they aren’t fully leveraging the video data that their cameras capture. Traditionally, law enforcement and physical security teams use video cameras to monitor areas in real-time and to review footage to glean evidence for post-incident investigation.


Features

Democratizing Access

Democratizing Access

Leveraging the power of shared intelligence

By Damon Madden

The COVID-19 pandemic has put financial institutions under more pressure to stay on top of fraudulent activity— as opportunists are looking for any weakness in a system that can be exploited.


The Rise and Sophistication of Mobile Apps in Physical Security Sector

Technology helps support security, safety and emergency management programs

By James K. Lantrip

Safety and security risks are everywhere including the office, schools, concerts, retail malls and hospitals. However, security professionals, who are tasked with protecting the public, can’t be everywhere at all times and they require timely information in order to prevent potential incidents.


Coordinating Emergency Communications

Coordinating Emergency Communications

How IoT can drive efficiency and response

By Kevin Taylor

One of the many lessons learned from the Smart Cities movement is that you can achieve significant improvement in community safety and resilience when you use network technologies to facilitate communications and data sharing.


Why Lone Workers are Vulnerable

What any business can do to protect staff from life threats at work

By Brent Duncan

The economic slowdown created by the pandemic has forced many retail chains, restaurants, hotels, banks and financial institutions with a retail presence to cut back on staff and change their business models.


The New Heart of Security

Security Convergence and Identity become the foundation of digital transformation while COVID-19 transforms access governance

The physical security industry has before it an incredible opportunity: to lead business digital transformation (DX) through security convergence.


The Threat from Within

The Threat from Within

Protecting banks during the challenge of COVID-19 and a reduced staff

By Kami Dukes

Just as banks use every tool at their disposal to maximize revenue opportunities and manage their ledger, they must take the same approach when it comes to security.


Turning to technology as safe and trustworthy passwords

More Secure Banking

Turning to technology as safe and trustworthy passwords

By Simon Marchand

To be successful in financial services, banks, investment firms and other institutions need to prove to their customer base that they are safe and trustworthy. Yet many still rely on passwords, PINs and other knowledge- based authentication factors—which are not only unreliable, but also insecure.


A Hands-free Environment

How to prepare for the new normal

By Cris Post

No one will argue that the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way we interact in public spaces.


The Evolution of Risk

How security entrances address vulnerabilities today

By JC Powell

Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, so also has risk. About 20 years ago, professional security was mostly limited to night watchmen, armored trucks and closed circuit video cameras wired to VCRs.


Encrypt Your Flash Drive

Encrypt Your Flash Drive

The safest way to store, transport confidential data

By Richard Kanadjian

USB drives are convenient devices. They are used daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world to store or transport data, much of which would be considered confidential. Chances are there are plenty of USB drives floating around your company or organization right now.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Controlling the Cogeneration Plant for Hudson Yards

By Randy Smith

Towering over the Hudson River on Manhattan’s New West Side is Hudson Yards – a cultural epicenter with more than 100 diverse shops, residences and culinary experiences. By area, it’s the largest private real estate development in the United States – covering more than 18 million square feet over seven city blocks.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

How Security and COVID-19 Became Partners

By Ralph C. Jensen

COVID-19 has changed a lot of things about life and business Some opportunities have been challenging, other plans have been nimble exercises of security technology stepping up to the place, swinging for a home run.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • ResponderLink

    ResponderLink

    Shooter Detection Systems (SDS), an Alarm.com company and a global leader in gunshot detection solutions, has introduced ResponderLink, a groundbreaking new 911 notification service for gunshot events. ResponderLink completes the circle from detection to 911 notification to first responder awareness, giving law enforcement enhanced situational intelligence they urgently need to save lives. Integrating SDS’s proven gunshot detection system with Noonlight’s SendPolice platform, ResponderLink is the first solution to automatically deliver real-time gunshot detection data to 911 call centers and first responders. When shots are detected, the 911 dispatching center, also known as the Public Safety Answering Point or PSAP, is contacted based on the gunfire location, enabling faster initiation of life-saving emergency protocols. 3

  • Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden CV-7600 High Security Card Readers

    Camden Door Controls has relaunched its CV-7600 card readers in response to growing market demand for a more secure alternative to standard proximity credentials that can be easily cloned. CV-7600 readers support MIFARE DESFire EV1 & EV2 encryption technology credentials, making them virtually clone-proof and highly secure. 3