Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - April 2022

April 2022

  • Similarities at Data Centers and Airports
  • Transitioning to the Cloud
  • Going High Tech
  • Mobile Ticketing to the Rescue
  • Bring Out the Best

Cover Story

Similarities at Data Centers and Airports

Similarities at Data Centers and Airports

Both businesses are high-risk and highly coveted targets

By Kevin Tomich

Few sectors face higher regulation and compliance standards in the United States than the aviation industry.


The Emergence of Analytics

The Emergence of Analytics

How this security solution is revolutionizing the video surveillance world

By Robert Muehlbauer

Television and movies have always had interesting ideas regarding the capabilities of surveillance cameras. Crime shows like CSI would have viewers believe a still frame can be “enhanced” to near-infinite clarity with just a few keystrokes.

Going High Tech

Stadium security elevates standards with new innovations

By Peter Evans

When it comes to physical security, the world around us has changed. First, society has changed, with more social unrest and violence occurring in the COVID-19 era, including a rise in fan misbehavior at sporting events.

Bringing Out the Best

Bringing Out the Best

Integrated video surveillance and access control are part of today’s trend

By Adam Lowenstein

Recent physical security trends are all about mitigating today’s risks using highly integrated, open-source technology. Now, more than ever, security practitioners require comprehensive, multi-faceted solutions that can quickly pivot to meet new challenges.

The Benefits of On-site Security

The Benefits of On-site Security

Video surveillance is not enough for a comprehensive security plan

By David Weingot

Global video surveillance has exploded in the past few years. In fact, the market is expected to reach a value of more than $90 billion by 2026.

Mitigating Violence

Mitigating Violence

COVID-19 has stretched the limits of hospitals and staff

By Lisa Terry, CHPA, CPP

Hospitals and health systems are tasked with controlling costs and cutting budgets while maintaining the highest levels of patient care, safety and privacy which heighten our awareness of the vital role played by security services in the nation’s ever-evolving healthcare landscape.

Systems Integration or Unification?

Systems Integration or Unification?

The user’s goal is not only access, it is action

By Charles Pitman

In the physical security industry, the terms integration and unification are often used interchangeably. It is common to hear people mention ‘unified security’ when talking about integrating systems. The truth is— there is a difference between these approaches.

Building Trust through Transparency

Building Trust through Transparency

Protecting citizens and police by using body camera video

By Jason Dombkowski

With social media rapidly evolving, the call for transparency and accountability inside a law enforcement agency is now necessary to show the world what police do with every interaction.

Transitioning to the Cloud

Transitioning to the Cloud

5 reasons to feel secure in the cloud

By Olivia Peralta

Is access control in the cloud truly secure? Most organizations have asked this question when considering a transition from on-premise access control software to a cloud-based system.

A Firm Foundation

What the new CIT means for security/commercial integrators

By David Whitney

As more devices move onto network-based infrastructure, the boundaries between technology categories are starting to blur.

Optimizing Store Layouts

Beyond security – using video analytics in a retail environment

By Will Kelso

Video analytics and AI are hot topics for 2022 as the security industry seeks new ways to take a bite out of crime, even as staffing is light organized retail crime is on the rise.

Mobile Ticketing to the Rescue

Mobile Ticketing to the Rescue

Flexibility, scalability using adopted cryptographic platforms

By Cristiano Pardo

When Public Transport Operators (PTOs) were hit by the pandemic, it reduced their sales volumes dramatically. One challenge was the difficulty of distributing and selling physical tickets.



A Line in the Sand

By Ralph C. Jensen

There is a line in the sand where security is evident, and if crossed security begins to wane. In our security pursuits each day as journalists, we’re fortunate to be able to talk with many of you and learn about new technology, adaptable solutions and secure outcomes.


Defining a Role

As cyber and physical security converge, the role of the chief security officer must evolve

By Mark Herrington

The sudden long lines at gas stations in the United States, last May were for many, a surprising sight. Indeed, the situation emerged without warning: A ransomware attack disabled computer systems for a major regional provider, Colonial Pipeline, creating shortages and panic-buying.

New Products

  • HD2055 Modular Barricade

    Delta Scientific’s electric HD2055 modular shallow foundation barricade is tested to ASTM M50/P1 with negative penetration from the vehicle upon impact. With a shallow foundation of only 24 inches, the HD2055 can be installed without worrying about buried power lines and other below grade obstructions. The modular make-up of the barrier also allows you to cover wider roadways by adding additional modules to the system. The HD2055 boasts an Emergency Fast Operation of 1.5 seconds giving the guard ample time to deploy under a high threat situation. 3

  • Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems V07

    Automatic Systems, an industry-leading manufacturer of pedestrian and vehicle secure entrance control access systems, is pleased to announce the release of its groundbreaking V07 software. The V07 software update is designed specifically to address cybersecurity concerns and will ensure the integrity and confidentiality of Automatic Systems applications. With the new V07 software, updates will be delivered by means of an encrypted file. 3

  • Compact IP Video Intercom

    Viking’s X-205 Series of intercoms provide HD IP video and two-way voice communication - all wrapped up in an attractive compact chassis. 3