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SECURITY TODAY magazine welcomes manuscripts and suggestions for articles. Manuscripts must be submitted on an exclusive basis and must not be under consideration by other publications. The organization and writing style should promote readability. Commercial promotion of a company or product should be avoided and will be deleted.

Manuscripts

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Deadlines

Contact the group editor for deadlines relating to a specific issue.

Correspondence

Authors should include work and home phone numbers and the best time to call. Address submissions to:

Ralph Jensen
Editor, Security Today
14901 Quorum Dr., Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254

Phone: 972.687.6745
Fax: 972.687.6770

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    Milestone’s Laurie Dickson addresses Open Architecture, new equipment and the cost of entry and upgrading VMS systems over time. She also talks about how K-12 and Higher Education campuses differ in regard to surveillance system needs. Schools have certain guidelines they must follow to protect student identities, and Laurie addresses this question as well.

Digital Edition

  • Security Today Magazine - November December 2021

    November / December 2021

    Featuring:

    • Navigating System Integration
    • Protecting Premises and People
    • Cashing in Your VMS System
    • Encryption and Compliance
    • Security Breach at 38,000 Feet

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