Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - January February 2021

January / February 2021

  • Outside the Walls
  • The New Age
  • Grooming the Landscape
  • Digital Technologies Create Savings
  • A True Calling


Cover Story

The New Age

The New Age

The industry must be prepared for future pandemics

By John Mears

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, commercial passenger air travel in the United States dropped by more than 90%.


Features

To the Next Level

To the Next Level

By Teresa Liou

Security and surveillance solutions must be able to quickly, accurately and reliably identify potential threats so that security staff can promptly respond.


A Quality of Life

Municipalities improve networks with physical security systems

By Bob Carter

When the number of people working from home rapidly increased in the spring of 2020, organizations everywhere had to adapt quickly.


Bringing Trust to the Workplace

Bringing Trust to the Workplace

Global health crisis demands ever-changing environment, public health guidelines

By Mark Robinton

As businesses and governments enter a new era of workplace safety, two prerequisites are preparedness and the ability to pivot quickly.


Digital Technologies Create Savings

Other benefits and efficiencies aimed for criminal justice system

By Enrique Pavlioglou

Digital technologies are transforming all aspects of life today, yet sectors such as the criminal justice system continue to be slow to adapt and are failing to take advantage of a wealth of innovations available at the moment.


Outside the Walls

Outside the Walls

Video surveillance designed for challenging environments

By Dilen Thakrar

When it comes to video surveillance for outdoor use, security solutions often require specialized camera technology to be effective and maximize monitoring capabilities.


The How and Why

Companies switch from proximity to smartcard systems

By Tom Piston

Current RFID devices, particularly those operating at 125 kHz, are not suitable for secure identification. Proximity credentials that operate at 125 kHz are vulnerable to cloning.


A True Calling

A True Calling

Finding a full purpose in remote video surveillance workflows

By Aaron Saks

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that secure remote access to systems is no longer a “nice to have” feature.


A Technology Advancement

The video surveillance industry has turned to using tape to affordably store video

By Jay Jason Bartlett

It is amazing that the year of convergence from analog to IP was supposed to be 2008 but it was not until 2012 that IP-cameras started to outsell analog cameras. We sure have come a long way from those analog-oriented days.


Grooming the Landscape

Tips on managing your cybersecurity

By Wayne Dorris

The explosion of IoT devices in today’s technology landscape makes a perfect storm for attackers to exploit.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Front Line Security at Risk

Matters of security never seem to be old news. What a wild ride at the U.S. Capitol in early January. So much so that security has been called into question.

By Ralph C. Jensen


INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

If I Knew Yesterday What I Know Today

By Trent Whatcott

Although I work in software now, I oversaw the marketing for a manufacturing company in another life.


Whitepapers

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

  • PE80 Series

    PE80 Series by SARGENT / ED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin

    ASSA ABLOY, a global leader in access solutions, has announced the launch of two next generation exit devices from long-standing leaders in the premium exit device market: the PE80 Series by SARGENT and the PED4000/PED5000 Series by Corbin Russwin. These new exit devices boast industry-first features that are specifically designed to provide enhanced safety, security and convenience, setting new standards for exit solutions. The SARGENT PE80 and Corbin Russwin PED4000/PED5000 Series exit devices are engineered to meet the ever-evolving needs of modern buildings. Featuring the high strength, security and durability that ASSA ABLOY is known for, the new exit devices deliver several innovative, industry-first features in addition to elegant design finishes for every opening. 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