Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2020

November / December 2020

  • The Use of Technology
  • What is on the Horizon?
  • A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance
  • The Role of Security
  • Protecting Utilities


Cover Story

A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

A Safer Pathway to Camera and Sensor Maintenance

Tending to camera, sensor, and general surface cleaning maintenance – that is overdue – while staying safe

By Ralph C. Jensen

The video cameras and sensors your business has invested in provide you with the protection you need to be safe as well as the information you need to keep operations running smoothly.


Features

ADT Acquires CLS Technology

ADT Commercial has announces that it has purchased premier fire, life safety and security provider and integrator, CLS Technology, Inc., based in Katy, TX.


Can Zero Trust Be Trusted

Responding to breaches or new attack techniques by advancing defensive frameworks

By Karthik Krishnan

It’s no surprise that cyber security defenses took their first cues from the physical world. Castles have moats. Your house has a door with a lock. It makes sense to protect your network with a firewall. But cyber criminals soon crashed that plane.


Protecting Utilities

Theft and vandalism make enticing targets for criminals

By John Nemerofsky

Federal, state and local agencies prioritize robust physical security plans for the nation’s electric power utilities. And they should. Any disruption in service from a primary provider could impact millions of people and businesses over a wide swath of the country.


The Use of Technology

Proper software, solutions have help identify potentially bad hires

By Todd Mickelsen

Customers and the public trust security firms to safeguard people, places and information. This trust is quickly destroyed when security staff commit a crime, which is often due to inadequately prescreening job candidates during the interview process.


Improving Emergency Response

Improving Emergency Response

Outreach, communication in 2021 will come through practical advanced technologies

By Ralph Diment

Smart cities will need to grapple with the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 while responding to natural disasters, such as the California wildfires and everyday emergencies.


What is on the Horizon?

What is on the Horizon?

By Martin Gren

The security industry has a long history of pushing the technology envelope. Whether taking quantum leaps or building incrementally on past achievements, we’re in constant forward motion.


Current Events and Macro Trends Offer Important Lessons for the Security Industry

By Fredrik Nilsson

As much as we focus on how technology trends affect the security industry, it’s also important to pay attention to broader global trends.


2021 Security Industry

Predictions After an Unprecedented Year of Change

By Mark Duato

To say that 2020 has been a challenge is an understatement. COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances that have upended life as we know it, and redefined what it means to be resilient in the ever-evolving security industry.


The Role of Security

The Role of Security

Adjusting to the new normal in the workplace

By Jeff Stanek

A key component of the healthy building ecosystem is security and access solutions. Security management systems offer solutions that organizations can deploy to increase building health. The good news is many facilities already have these controls in place and are well positioned to adapt the technology to meet current health and safety needs.


Improving Entrances with AI

Improving Entrances with AI

Because security entrances do not have AI built into their technology, integrating intelligence into secured entrances requires a collaborative effort

By Kurt Measom

With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, AI in the form of machine learning and deep learning has become a disruptive technological force in the physical security industry.


See the Unseen

See the Unseen

The world of thermal imaging and how it applies to today’s modern security solutions

By Bill Parrish

Never before has thermal imaging technology been as widely discussed as it is today. While unfortunate for all of us, COVID-19 has cast light onto various thermal scanning technologies available to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by detecting people who may have elevated body temperatures.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Going the Extra Mile: Secure Recycle

By Ralph C. Jensen

Savers Thrift Superstores are all about offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories, and household goods. With more than 300 locations in North America and Australia, security also is top of mind for company executives.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

The New Normal, New Technology

By Ralph C. Jensen

I just can’t seem to get my arms around that phrase, “The New Normal.” I’m not sure why it bothers me so much, because how it see it … every day is a new day; every day something new is happening.


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