Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2021

November / December 2021

  • Navigating System Integration
  • Cashing in on Your VMS System
  • Encryption and Compliance
  • Digital Transformation
  • Money in the Bank


Cover Story

Navigating System Integration

Navigating System Integration

There is a plan for sales and marketing in a modern-day environment

By Erin Harrington

Super savvy security systems integrators are proficient in the latest and greatest technological advances. They are very skilled when specifying the most cutting-edge video surveillance and analytics capabilities, remote access advances, cyber secure solutions, and more.


Features

Protecting Premises and People

Integrated security systems also keeps an eye on assets and processes

By Dave Karsch

To ease cost pressures, facility operators must find ways to improve a variety of elements within their buildings, including their security system.


A Modern Threat

A Modern Threat

Utilities require state-of-the-art surveillance tools

By Michael Shipley

Whether it is water, electricity, gas, oil or even telecommunications and transportation hubs, critical infrastructure facilities present unique challenges for security professionals.


Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation

Five access control trends to watch for in the coming year

By Stephen Carney

The global pandemic accelerated a worldwide digital transformation that has simultaneously reduced or eliminated physical touchpoints and in-person contact.


Post Pandemic Environment

Post Pandemic Environment

Consumers are embracing benefits of Omni channel retailing

By Sean Foley

Over the last year and a half, the retail industry has undergone massive changes. Retailers of all sizes have shown extraordinary resilience and creativity by reshaping their business models and operations.


The Body-worn Evolution

The Body-worn Evolution

How the integration of wearable video and VMS is enabling new situational awareness across an enterprise

By Jason Ouellette

What once began as technology typically reserved and embraced by law enforcement, wearable video continues to find applications and use-cases in a host of new verticals and industries.


Money in the Bank

Money in the Bank

Protecting financial Institutions through cyber resilient physical security

By David Uberig

We have all read or heard about incidents of cybercrime targeting government and commercial entities to compromise services or harvest information. As you can image, financial institutions are a primary target for attack.


Yesterday’s Hype

Yesterday’s Hype

How analytics has become today’s reality

By Robert Muehlbauer

Let’s admit it. When analytics first hit the market, they got off to a rocky start. Lots of hype, and high expectations. When it came to delivering on those promises, their performance often fell short of the mark.


Encryption and Compliance

Top 5 regulatory trends in relating to USB drives

By Richard Kanadjian

Throughout time, securing the data in our communications with others has always been a major concern. Perhaps the prehistoric men or woman, were the only civilization in history that didn’t have to worry about someone getting their hands on someone else’s messages.


Today’s “Eyes and Ears”

Today’s “Eyes and Ears”

Technology keeps government and military facilities safer than ever

By John Merlino

Action movies like White House Down and Olympus Has Fallen have enjoyed a resurgence in recent years. Like all action movies, they have a high degree of entertainment value, but what sets them apart is the setting.


Cashing in on Your VMS System

Cashing in on Your VMS System

By Paul Fisher

In banking today, the FBI and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), have mandated security standards that require a minimum number of cameras and camera resolution in each facility.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Security Breached at 38,000 Feet

By Ralph C. Jensen

During the week of Halloween, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines were the latest to have to deal with “domestic terrorism” at 38,000 feet. Where does this behavior come from?


INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Smart Security Solutions

By Jason Burrow

The pandemic has impacted enterprises across nearly every single market sector. Sudden shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and an uptick in violent crime have each wreaked havoc on businesses large and small in the United States, and all over the globe.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • Luma x20

    Luma x20

    Snap One has announced its popular Luma x20 family of surveillance products now offers even greater security and privacy for home and business owners across the globe by giving them full control over integrators’ system access to view live and recorded video. According to Snap One Product Manager Derek Webb, the new “customer handoff” feature provides enhanced user control after initial installation, allowing the owners to have total privacy while also making it easy to reinstate integrator access when maintenance or assistance is required. This new feature is now available to all Luma x20 users globally. “The Luma x20 family of surveillance solutions provides excellent image and audio capture, and with the new customer handoff feature, it now offers absolute privacy for camera feeds and recordings,” Webb said. “With notifications and integrator access controlled through the powerful OvrC remote system management platform, it’s easy for integrators to give their clients full control of their footage and then to get temporary access from the client for any troubleshooting needs.” 3