Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2023

July / August 2023

  • A Dose of AI
  • The Intelligence Needed with Any System
  • Nonprofit Protects LA Headquarters
  • The Continuing Evolution of AI
  • Delivering Big Wins


Cover Story

A Dose of AI

A Dose of AI

Examining what type of AI exists today and what type can we expect moving forward

By Brian Leary

What is Artificial Intelligence? We’ve all heard the term, but what does it mean? For some it evokes imagery of a cinematic world’s end; for others, it is the Easy Button come to reality.


Features

Leveraging Technology Over the Road

Enhancing transit security for safer and smarter systems

By Robert Wall

Transportation is an essential industry that enables goods and products to be transported efficiently and effectively across state and country lines. However, the transportation industry is not immune to security incidents.


The Continuing Evolution of AI

By Aaron Saks

The amount of talk, buzz, hype and promise over artificial intelligence (AI) is on the level usually associated with a recently launched product.


Delivering Big Wins

Delivering Big Wins

Innovative integrations allow stadiums to provide enhanced safety and security, while increasing operational efficiencies and supporting staff

By Mark McCormack

If we have learned anything from the past few years, it is that “the unknown” is one of the biggest challenges for stadiums and public venues.


Nonprofit Protects LA Headquarters

Best-in-class access integration solution makes positive changes

By Ronnie Pennington

The California Community Foundation (CCF) is a nonprofit provider of donor-advised funds, and effectively one of the 100 largest charitable organizations in the United States. Since its founding in 1991, CCF has made it their mission to lead positive change within Los Angeles communities.


Revolutionizing Perimeter Security

The power of AI-based video monitoring

By Danny Youngerman

In an ever-evolving world, the need for robust and cost-efficient perimeter security measures has become paramount. Traditional methods often fall short of effectively safeguarding sensitive or large areas.


Beyond Security

Beyond Security

An evolution of video cameras will create new opportunities

By Hiroshi (Huey) Sekiguchi

Advances in AI are happening quickly. That is one of the reasons it is so exciting for some and potentially alarming for others. By focusing on AI, or more precisely, the subsets of AI known as machine and deep learning


In the Spirit of Security

In the Spirit of Security

By Derek Omnert

Not that long ago, the very idea of a house of worship tightly controlling its doors would have been unthinkable and the antithesis of the “All are Welcome” environment such places want to create. But as we are keenly aware, the world keeps changing. So do security needs.


The Intelligence Needed with Any System

The Intelligence Needed with Any System

Taking any camera stream in, it becomes an Ai-powered camera with the same analytics advantages while keeping other budgets in mind

By Patrick Kelly

Comprehensive security systems today typically include a series of IP network cameras. How can they not? For any security system (including access control, alarms and intrusion protection) to be efficient, it needs these “eyes in the sky.” Simply calling them “eyes” anymore though does not seem to encompass all possibilities


Guest on associate violence has become part of retail security and loss prevention

Addressing Unique Challenges

Guest on associate violence has become part of retail security and loss prevention

By Sean Foley

Retailers of all sizes continue to have unique challenges when it comes to security and loss prevention issues. The 2022 NRF Retail Security Survey revealed that retail shrink has become an almost $100 billion problem


Departments

Pendants Thwart Panic

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Pendants Thwart Panic

By Warren Hill

The unfortunate state-of-affairs surrounding safety and security throughout the country about hostile events has increased in all industries over the years. Security consultants and dealers are tasked with providing the most up-to-date and vital solutions in this ever-changing landscape.


Facial Pilot Program is Promising

By Ralph C. Jensen

Summer travel has been difficult at best. More like a trip to purgatory. TSA has grand designs to expand security measures by implementing a controversial facial recognition program over the next several years.


Webinars

New Products

  • 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

  • Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden CM-221 Series Switches

    Camden Door Controls is pleased to announce that, in response to soaring customer demand, it has expanded its range of ValueWave™ no-touch switches to include a narrow (slimline) version with manual override. This override button is designed to provide additional assurance that the request to exit switch will open a door, even if the no-touch sensor fails to operate. This new slimline switch also features a heavy gauge stainless steel faceplate, a red/green illuminated light ring, and is IP65 rated, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use as part of an automatic door or access control system. ValueWave™ no-touch switches are designed for easy installation and trouble-free service in high traffic applications. In addition to this narrow version, the CM-221 & CM-222 Series switches are available in a range of other models with single and double gang heavy-gauge stainless steel faceplates and include illuminated light rings. 3

  • 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