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March 2022

  • Going Beyond Security
  • Reducing Nuisance Alarms
  • Evaluating Access Control
  • Protecting a Budding Industry
  • If Things Can Go Wrong, They Will

Cover Story

Going Beyond Security

Going Beyond Security

Houston takes steps to improve quality of life, public safety

By Monique Merhige

Houston, the most ethnically diverse metropolitan area in the country, is the fourth most populous city in the nation with an estimated population of approximately 2.3 million residents as of April 2020. Houston is home to 24 headquarters of Fortune 500 companies in the larger metropolitan area and continues to expand.


Curbing Security Threats

Curbing Security Threats

The oil and gas industry rely on thermal cameras to discover methane leaks

By Kai Moncino

Outside of physical attacks, when natural gases are extracted, transported, and refined, invisible gas leaks pose a quieter and consistently costly threat. In fact, the United States oil and natural gas industry loses approximately 1.4 to 2.3 percent of its natural gas from operations due to leaks, each year, according to the EPA.

Beyond Buzz

Beyond Buzz

AI advancements and abundant video present real opportunity

By Quang Trinh

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Computer Vision are the latest buzzwords spreading throughout the security industry.

Winners at We-Ko-Pa

Winners at We-Ko-Pa

Casino resort plays cards right for camera quality and functionality

By Tim Lyvers

The number of cameras available from Hanwha Techwin was a key differentiator for the We-Ko-Pa Resort as it enabled them to choose the right camera for every situation.

Evaluating Access Control

It is crucial to know if biometric access control will work in your unique environment

By John Cassise

The pandemic continues to challenge businesses in terms of security, safety and changing working conditions.

Unified Solutions and Emerging Technologies

Unified Solutions and Emerging Technologies

Recent innovations in security software will allow the end user to look beyond the fence

By Cheryl Stewart

Large scale infrastructure environments, like airports and critical infrastructure sites, present a physical security challenge.

Overcoming the Problems

Overcoming the Problems

Using a bad drive can do some very bad things

By Richard Kanadjian

What you are about to read is like an old-fashion action-thriller book or movie. There is a very mean-spirited evil villain, and, happily, a protagonist to save the day.

Continuing Camera Advancement

The new vision for intelligent surveillance cameras

By Adam Lowenstein

Video surveillance technology has come a long way over the past few decades, evolving into the intelligent network system endpoints they are today.

Protecting a Budding Industry

Integrated security systems help manage cannabis facilities

By Natalie Bannon

The legalized cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in North America, and when it comes to the security of the facilities that grow it, the stakes are high.

The Rush to Digitalization

Cybersecurity has become a top business priority

By Kev Eley

Over the last year, there has been unwavering focus on digital transformation driven by the need for greater connectivity.

Reducing Nuisance Alarms

Even a low rate of alarm can lead to complacency

By Tom Hofer

Critical infrastructure sites need reliable, cost-effective physical security solutions.



A Medical Enhancement

By Brad Kamcheff

New mandates require hospitals to implement various regulations and seismic safety precautions by 2030. This ultimately led to the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital for the North Bay region, and in the fall of 2020, MarinHealth announced the official opening of Oak Pavilion


If Things Can Go Wrong, They Will

By Ralph C. Jensen

Reading is a great pastime, and I do a lot of it. It’s part of my job. For fun, I read, but not the usual news; I like to focus on obituaries (just checking to make sure I’m not there) and lists. I like the Top Ten lists of just about anything.

New Products

  • HID Signo Readers

    HID Signo Readers

    HID Global has announced its HID® Signo™ Biometric Reader 25B that is designed to capture and read fingerprints in real-world applications and conditions. 3

  • QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC)

    The latest Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform offers next-generation smart camera IoT solutions to improve safety and security across enterprises, cities and spaces. The Vision Intelligence Platform was expanded in March 2022 with the introduction of the QCS7230 System-on-Chip (SoC), which delivers superior artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing at the edge. 3

  • Dahua 2-Wire IP Video Intercom System

    Dahua 2-Wire IP Video Intercom System

    Dahua Technology is introducing a new line of expandable 2-wire IP video intercom solutions for the North America market. The New 2-wire IP video intercom is more advanced, cost effective, and designed to help businesses increase their security. 3