Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - November December 2022

November / December 2022

  • Key Tech Trend
  • Control Your Room
  • Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?
  • Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs
  • Creating a Stance


Cover Story

Key Tech Trends

Key Tech Trends

How modern video analytics make an impact on the industry

By Scott Dunn

Video analytics is in the midst of a revolution. For decades, the video surveillance goal was primarily to record video for later review in the event of a security-related incident.


Features

Using Modern Technology

Using Modern Technology

Workplace violence is a growing, serious challenge in hospitals

By John Joyce

Workplace violence is a serious and growing challenge for many organizations — including those in the healthcare industry.


Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

Risk-based Approach to Festivals and Fairs

Venues require specific strategy and a road map, including facility orientation

By Travis Strawbridge, Ty L. Richmond

The event security industry, which includes concerts, conventions, sporting and other special events, was one of the sectors hit hardest by the global pandemic, as events ground to a halt overnight, but the sector has come roaring back to life with lightning speed.


Creating a Stance

Creating a Stance

The perfect scenario is preventing incidents before they happen

By Adam Lowenstein

Video security systems have been effective deterrents to crime because of its ability to capture and present evidence of events that have happened. Such systems can be invaluable in protecting people and assets.


Driving Security to News Heights

Providing safe, steady power, along with data to networked endpoint devices

By JR Andrews

According to a 2022 study conducted by Ponemon Institute, the average U.S. enterprise manages approximately 135,000 endpoint devices. Given that most, if not all of these devices require dependable power to maintain functionality, the need to deliver reliable power efficiently to devices, which is critical to building safety, security and comfort have never been higher.


Control Your Room

Control Your Room

Selecting the right workstations to ensure employees are healthy, focused and engaged

By Randy Smith

There is an understanding that doing a job right requires the right tools. However, recent years have seen rising awareness that furniture does not merely provide a post from which to do a job. Instead, contributing to successful outcomes requires the right furniture.


Video Metadata: Describing the Details that Matter

By Joe Danielson

Modern surveillance systems generate an overwhelming (and mostly unused) amount of data. This is especially true when recording video in 24/7 operations, which is essential to capturing evidence, incidents and events


Constantly Evolving

Constantly Evolving

Cybersecurity is playing an intrinsic role supporting physical security devices

By Ben Williams

Security requirements are constantly evolving and one of the most pressing impacts of this evolution today centers on cybersecurity. Two aspects need to be addressed: the physical security of digital networks and the cybersecurity of physical security devices.


Is your access control system cyber secure?

Is Your Access Control System Cyber Secure?

A cybersecurity breach in an access control system can cause damage far beyond the doors

By Despina Stamatelos

Access control systems exist to improve security for organizations, but if the hardware and software are not up to date, the system may be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats and other risks.


Departments

Industry Focus

Looking Forward to 2023

By Ralph C. Jensen

Talking to an industry associate in early November, we laughed a little bit about the fact that it is (almost) 2023. Well, we were planning for print material for next year. The conversation led us into a quick discussion about Y2K.


Industry Professional

The Talent Shortage

How security entrances can fill the gap

By Joseph Seagriff

The nationwide talent shortage has had a ripple effect across all industries and the security industry is no exception.


Whitepapers

New Products

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hanwha QNO-7012R

    Hanwha QNO-7012R

    The Q Series cameras are equipped with an Open Platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of on-board intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 3