September / October 2021
- Moving the Needle
- Smarter and Stronger
- Overcoming Big Challenges
- A Secure Home Run
- A Hybrid Work Environment
Video security and storage play a significant role in the security space
By Amanda Potas
Video storage has come a long way since its simplistic and inflexible early days. Before more intuitive, scalable, and reliable systems emerged, customers purchased hardware from storage vendors and built their storage infrastructure based on their immediate needs.
Radio communications link emergency responders to enhanced systems
By Mahesh Nanjakla
For a first responder rushing into a building emergency, losing communication with their teams inside or outside of the building can be terrifying.
Creating safer workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic
By Shahar Feldman
The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning dumb houses into smart homes. It is also revolutionizing access control systems for all types of commercial buildings, from small offices and retail shops to enterprise campuses and sprawling factories.
A new generation of handheld tools can help security installers overcome key industry challenges and benefit from significant time and cost savings
By Tim Widdershoven
Despite the fact that the security market is changing, many businesses are configuring, installing and troubleshooting IP security cameras using laptops, even though it’s time consuming and ineffective.
Ways to evolve to better meet the needs of your customers after the ‘great reset’
By Scott Harkins
After the COVID-19 pandemic and safer-at-home restrictions of 2020, many homeowners and businesses are well on their way to returning to their ‘next’ normal.
Artificial intelligence is the talk of the town in most industries
By Aaron Saks
Every technology industry is talking about the benefits of Artificial Intelligence. More than a buzzword, AI is hyped as a panacea, while at the same time, it is often misunderstood by those who might benefit from it the most.
Security technology is set to play a pivotal part in this rapid transformation
By Jason Burrow
Despite the rapid rollout of vaccines, the impact and ramifications of COVID-19 will be long felt in almost every part of the economy. Many businesses have needed to pivot and adapt quickly to new ways of working.
Bring your own portable storage device to work? Not today
By Richard Kanadjian
As companies begin to repopulate their offices with workers who have spent the last 12-15 months toiling from their overcrowded kitchen tables and other non-traditional work settings, now faced with a potentially catastrophic problem.
Innovations in hardware have bolstered compute power
By Quang Trinh
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around since the 1950s when scientists and mathematicians essentially wanted to see if they could make machines think like humans. Since these early notions of AI, technology has advanced at a gradual rate.
Innovation and automation are being built on strong data foundation
By Ajay Jain
There have been on-going discussions the past several years about how Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used to modernize physical security systems and operations.
As populations increase so do the complexity of challenges related to crime, traffic and more
By Adam Lowenstein
A lot has changed in cities around the globe in the last few years. According to the United States Census Bureau, population densities across the United States continue to shift from larger established metropolitan areas to smaller cities and into the suburbs. This is increasing the number of urban centers with sizeable populations.
Enhanced visitor management for a post-COVID world
By Martha Howlett
In the past year and a half, the Coronavirus pandemic has proven to be a continuing challenge for the security industry as well as the workplace in general.
How modern-day crime solvers are putting technology to the task
By David Petrook
Sherlock Holmes is known the world over for his amazing use of, induction, deduction, forensic science, elementary observation, and logic to successfully investigate and crack crime cases.
By Ralph C. Jensen
Contemplating a topic in the industry I have not given space in the last 20 years, I seem to be in a daze. Then I received an email about Women in Security. I dialed up a couple of friends to get their take on what is a relatively new organization.
By Kate Adam
Anyone who knows Disney at all probably remembers the movie “Fantasia,” and relating to Mickey Mouse in “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” as he cast a spell on a broom to do his chores for him and make his life a little easier.