Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - May June 2023

May / June 2023

  • IoT Saves the Day
  • Protecting Sensitive Data
  • One Pane, Less Pain
  • Harnessing Data-driven Video Technology
  • Revamping Wrigley Field


Cover Story

IoT Saves the Day

IoT Saves the Day

Versatile smart sensor shapes the future of security for communities coast to coast

By Monique Merhige

Today, creating a safe environment across schools, hotels, office buildings, housing complexes and other facilities has become a necessity. There are so many dangers lurking in buildings of all sizes and shapes from fire hazards, vaping issues, chemical/air quality issues, intruders and so much more.


Features

Making Your Security and Surveillance “Smarter”

By Aaron Saks

Many vehicles, homes and businesses already have some level of “smart” technology and automation currently in use. That trend will only accelerate through increased use of more sophisticated mobile and connected devices, combined with AI, for more consumer and professional applications.


Harnessing Data-driven Video Technology

By Jennifer Hones

From Atlantic City to Las Vegas, casinos, gaming hotels and resorts are always looking for new ways to enhance the customer experience and differentiate themselves from their competitors.


Revamping Wrigley Field

Revamping Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs improve security at historic ballpark

By Rick Taylor

When talking about baseball in the United States, it’s hard not to think of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. With a history spanning more than 100 years, the Chicago Cubs are one of the most recognized teams in professional sports.


One Pane, Less Pain

One Pane, Less Pain

Making the case for a unified security solution

By Rob Druktenis

Just because a solution is built on an open-standards platform doesn’t ensure that all the vendors’ systems will work together as promised. Some features may not be supported, or not supported to their fullest potential.


The Advantage of Video Monitoring

By Daniel Forrest

The last few years have been unique, and we, as a society, continue to face new challenges. Organizations and businesses of all types are walking a fine line between facility accessibility and supporting facility security.


The Physical Security World and Beyond

By Peter Boriskin

A cybersecurity breach is one of the greatest risks organizations face today, especially given how connected our world is, including intelligent locks and access control systems. The potential impact of cybercrime is astounding.


Protecting Sensitive Data

Protecting financial institutions and customers from critical cyberattacks

By Thorsten Stremlau

Digital banking has become commonplace across the world, with the number of people using these services projected to reach 3.6 billion by 2024.


The Impact of Strategic Technology Partnerships

The Impact of Strategic Technology Partnerships

By Craig Newell

It may sound counterintuitive, but transparency is vital in the security industry. While many solutions block, divert and alert to imminent threats, at its core, security is rooted in the critical clarity between what the end-user needs and what the provider can offer


Rethink Credentials

Rethink Credentials

By Jason Bohrer

Access control readers have been around commercially since the 1980s, along with physical badge credentials to open doors. Initially, these were magstripes, then proximity cards, then smart cards. The problem is, however is, these are still cards. Plastic cards that identify who you are, and where you work. In a world where technology is being innovated faster than ever before more sustainable alternatives are required.


Departments

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Defund Police, I Don’t Think So

By Ralph C. Jensen

An interesting article from Portland OR, or more specifically Portland State University made headlines last week.


Webinars

New Products

  • FEP GameChanger

    FEP GameChanger

    Paige Datacom Solutions Introduces Important and Innovative Cabling Products GameChanger Cable, a proven and patented solution that significantly exceeds the reach of traditional category cable will now have a FEP/FEP construction. 3

  • 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