March / April 2023
- Achieving Clear Communications
- Houston, We Have a Problem
- A Comprehensive Nationwide Solution
- Wireless Growth Continues
- Progressing Capabilities
The need for clear communication is always a necessary part of security
Technology within the security industry has adapted to numerous changes through the years, from the early days of analog devices to today’s IP-based solutions, networked cameras, and access control solutions, in addition to analytics, cloud-based products, virtual security guards, and more.
AI can help predict an undesirable event could take place
Machine and deep learning algorithms are everywhere in our lives. Masquerading as AI, they are only in their infancy. Have a conversation with a ChatGPT chatbot, and it becomes clear just how far we have come in a short time and how far we have to go.
Explosion-protected cameras are becoming more affordable
Hazardous areas within industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, agriculture and the like, have long-sought reliable video surveillance cameras and equipment that can operate safely in these harsh and unpredictable environments.
In today's complex and rapidly changing security landscape, situational intelligence has become crucial to managing risk and protecting assets. It refers to gathering, analyzing and using information about a particular situation to make informed and effective decisions.
Across the United States, manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, truck yards, parking lots and car dealerships all have a common concern. They are targets for catalytic converters. In nearly every region, cases of catalytic converter thefts have skyrocketed.
Taking a hard security review of your first line of defense
The perimeter is an organization’s first line of defense and a critical element of any security and surveillance program. Even if a building’s interior or exterior security is strong, without a solid perimeter surveillance approach any company or business is vulnerable.
Cities look to integrated, data-drive video solutions
A highly integrated, data-driven approach to securing and managing major special events is driving cities to adopt innovative video technologies for safety and security.
It is February 2014. A woman is getting ready in her room on a cruise ship when she hears a knock on the door; it is a crewmember delivering breakfast. She is not presentable so she tells him to leave it by the door.
Airport security is a complex system that incorporates multiple technologies to ensure the safety and security of travelers, employees and the facility itself. Sound-based technologies are integral pieces of this system, providing means of communication, notification and monitoring.
Why digital transformation is critical to today’s financial systems
In recent years, the term “digital transformation” has been one of the most frequently used buzzwords across industries. On its most basic level, it refers to the reimagining of how an organization leverages its technology systems to improve business processes.
A wayward driver. A medical emergency. Maybe someone who wants to inflict harm. These are all examples of a vehicle jumping on a sidewalk and causing injuries to pedestrians and workers. It is impossible to foresee every potential scenario where this might happen but the one solution that can stop the vehicle from doing damage are crash-rated bollards, with an emphasis on “crash rated.”
Access control revolves around affordability, faster and easier installs and labor efficiency.
After 20 years on the market, it is safe to say that wireless electronic access control (EAC) has hit the mainstream. In 2022, wireless solutions dominated the major projects involving digital access solutions, and the trend appears to be growing as organizations ramp up plans for 2023. The primary drivers revolve around wireless EAC’s affordability, faster and easier installation, greater scalability, labor efficiency, and compatibility with wired solutions.
You have noticed and read the news, chaos and disruption, society veering away from the norm. At least the normal that was familiar to us. Without focusing on the grim reality of mass shootings, there is another crazy thing happening.
In recent years, there has been a significant increase in companies introducing AI technologies for the security surveillance industry. All are promising the ability to deliver some new capability or a better “mousetrap.”