Securpod - A Security Today Podcast

SecurPod is part of the Security Today magazine franchise. Our mission is to provide industry related interviews with security experts in the commercial and industrial security vertical. These podcasts are an opportunity to carry a short message about security wherever you are traveling to listen to new viewpoints and solutions to an every evolving industry. You are welcome to access any of the podcasts as we begin to build a volume of recordings.

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The Power of the Open Platform

The Power of the Open Platform

In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.


The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

The Z-Wave Alliance Focuses on the Residential Market

Mitchell Klein serves as the executive director of the Z-Wave Alliance, an industry organization that drives numerous initiatives to expand and accelerate the global adoption of smart home and smart cities applications. In this Podcast, we talk about the 2022 State of the Ecosystem, and the fact that technology has brought about almost unimaginable residential security resources. The Alliance also provides education resources as well as looking at expanding technology.


Fresh Security Perspective from AMAG’s New Sales Director

A Fresh Perspective on Security

Fred Nelson may be new to the security industry but his sales and leadership methods are time tested, and true. Fred joined AMAG only a few months ago, but brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and life balance solutions. This year is off to a good start for AMAG with new solutions on the horizon.


Reviewing the PSA Tech Security Mission

Reviewing the PSA Tech Security Mission

Learning about the mission and goals of PSA Tech will answer many of the questions integrators deal with every day. The vision of the organization is to “be the rising tide.” Learn what challenges integrators are facing and what emerging technologies will take off in 2022. This podcast is a conversation with Matt Barnette of PSA.


Focusing on Challenges in Cybersecurity and the Business Community

Focusing on Challenges in Cybersecurity and the Business Community

Over the course of the past few years, UncommonX has continued to observe companies’ unwavering “It could never happen to me,” mindset, despite an uptick in cyber threats and attacks. This presents a great challenge in the cybersecurity world and the business community at large. There still isn’t a strong urgency or focus on digital protection. The reality is that “the problems of the past are the problems of today.” Even though there’s a heightened interest in the topic of cybersecurity, due to recent attacks, organizations are not taking the necessary steps to learn from the past and safeguard their future.


Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

Approaching the Education Market with Milestone

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.


Understanding Access Control

Understanding Access Control

In this episode, Jason Bohrer, the executive director of the Secure Technology Alliance, discusses the access control vertical and technology from the Alliance’s point of view. The Secure Technology Alliance is the digital security industry’s premier association. It exists as a neutral forum that brings together leading providers and adopters of end-to-end security solutions designed to protect privacy and digital assets in a variety of vertical markets. Now, with new areas such as IoT, the Alliance uses its proven processes to provide technology providers and adopters with the insights they need to build security in at the point of development and implementation.


Securing Entertainment Venues

Securing Entertainment Venues

One thing entertainment venues, sports stadiums and theme park officials want to accomplish is getting people back into their seats. That is happening today—but not without understanding and technology. In this episode, AJ DeRosa shares his insight on how COVID-impacted businesses are able to face safety and security issues with confidence and technology. We also discuss visitor expectations and how venue officials can ensure their space is secure as they welcome visitors back.




Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen Talks with Steve Karoly about security and transportation issues, specifically airport, airline and passenger security. It is the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA. Much has changed concerning security efforts about airport transportation security. The conversation talks about the role that technology plays in protecting the flying public and steps taken to ensure there hasn’t been a successful terrorist attack on a U.S. airliner since 9/11. Checkpoint and screening are evolving at a rapid pace, and the conversation centers on new measures and technologies that are being integrated into checkpoints.


The Power of Innovation

The Power of Innovation

In this episode, Security Today Editor-in-Chief Ralph C. Jensen talks with Martin Gren, founder of the IP camera. They cover a variety of topics, including the process of creating the IP camera and its evolution and abilities today. They also talk about the role of video analytics and the influence that network cameras have played over the past 25 years. In building a successful brand, they talk about leadership, success and failure, and the drive to succeed.


How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

Let's Talk Sports Security

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Fred Burton discuss security tactics at sporting events, from dealing with unruly fans to coordination between the home and visitors' teams to identifying potential stalkers. We also talk about the logistics of re-opening mass-attendance venues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


ONVIF is Reaching New Heights

ONVIF is Reaching New Heights

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Leo Levit talk about the organization’s addition of GitHub and the milestone of more than 20,000 conformant products, as well as two Release Candidates. We also talk about the challenges ONVIF faced during this COVID-19 year and the biggest challenges they have faced.


How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

How COVID-19 Has Revolutionized Aviation Security

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen and Steve Karoly talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the changes experienced in the aviation security vertical. The pandemic has changed society and our way of life. It has also brought about seismic changes.


Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist

Chemical Distribution is No Place for a Bad Actor or Terrorist

In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen and Eric Byer talk about Chemical distributors and their task to balance a host of security-related issues: from safely handling and transporting hazardous chemicals to securing facilities against inclement weather.


How Dealers Keep and Defend their Existing Customers

How Dealers Keep and Defend their Existing Customers

Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today magazine has taken a few minutes to sit down with Chris Lanier, president of the Lanier Group to talk about business, COVID-19, and how dealers defend their territory.


Introducing SecurPod - A Security Today Podcast

Introducing SecurPod - A Security Today Podcast

In this inaugural episode of SecurPod, Security Today and Campus Security & Life Safety Editor Ralph Jensen discusses securing a campus with President of M2 Consulting Mitch McKinley. Listen along as Ralph and Mitch talk about security from the outside in.


  • The Power of the Open Platform The Power of the Open Platform

    In this interview, sponsored by OpenEye, Eric Fullerton addresses the specific advantages of an open platform solution. He also talks how an end user can streamline operations and reduce cybersecurity risk in the cloud. Reducing the burden on IT will make it easier to manage and maintain video deployments and integrations of all sizes.

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