SecurPod

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 Benefits of Proactive Monitoring

The Benefits of Proactive Monitoring

In this edition of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today, sits down with industry veteran Kurt Takahashi, CEO of Netwatch Group, and Justin Wilmas, who serves as president of Netwatch North America. They discuss and talk about changes in the video monitoring market and how the company has embraced a proactive plan, which benefits the security dealer market and works in tandem with other security measures to keep the enterprise safe and secure. In addition, they discuss how proactive video monitoring works well in the cannabis vertical because of the cash market in which it is involved.


Learn More about Drone Technology, Solutions

Learn More about Drone Technology, Solutions

In this episode of SecurPod, Ralph C. Jensen, editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine, talks with Jon Gruen, CEO of Fortem Technologies. Fortem Technologies is a well-known unmanned aerial surveillance manufacturer with experience on consumer and commercial applications, as well as on the battlefield for the past 10 months in Ukraine. Gruen highlights his experience and Fortem Technologies’ capabilities on a global platform, discussing the current state of the drone threatscape, both from a public and military standpoint. In addition, learn about what to expect from the C-UAS space in the future and the evolution of drone technology for years to come.


Ahead of Current Events

Ahead of Current Events

In this episode, Ralph C. Jensen chats with Dana Barnes, president of global government at Dataminr. We talk about the evolution of Dataminr and how data software benefits business and personnel alike. Dataminr delivers the earliest warnings on high impact events and critical information far in advance of other sources, enabling faster response, more effective risk mitigation for both public and private sector organizations. Barnes recites Dataminr history and how their platform works. With so much emphasis on cybersecurity, Barnes goes into detail about his cybersecurity background and the measures Dataminr takes to ensure safe and secure implementation.


Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.


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.


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