Video surveillance emerging as the head end for integrated IP security devices
Video surveillance emerging as the head end for integrated IP security devices by Charles Hickey Interfacing myriad IP appliances on the network creates a more comprehensive approach to security The next technology wave in the video surveillance market is fast approaching as video becomes the head end for all IP-enabled appliances and sensors in the […]
Why would a security customer want to upgrade their surveillance system?
Everyone has their own goals for investing in better surveillance. Whatever they’re after, chances are they’ll expect the benefits of high definition video on their mobile devices and in their integrated security systems.Expectations for HD surveillance video are conditioned by our daily media experiences: TVs, PCs, phones and tablets all serve up HDTV content. […]
Video Teller Machines (VTMs) as a Bank
By Richard Slawsky ATMmarketplace.com Banks struggling to cope with the cost of maintaining a presence in low- traffic areas typically have relied on the ATM as a cost-efficient way to serve customers. In addition, banks often face the situation where they may wish to trim costs by shifting some transactions in a branch from the […]
Retailers apprehend shoplifters and dishonest employees in record numbers
Retailers apprehend shoplifters and dishonest employees in record numbers by Steve Lasky Security InfoWatch According to the Annual Retail Theft Survey, U.S. businesses continues to battle the scourge of retail theft. Loss prevention management has had to use all the tools at their disposal to combat external and internal theft. It all starts with a […]
Access Control as the backbone of integration
Access Control as the backbone of integrationby: Jeremy KrinittSecuritySystemsNews – MIAMISBURG, Ohio—Access control is about what’s happening now: Who scanned a card? Which door is open? Who is authorized? What is the system status?In contrast, video systems generally react to what happened in the past. Did we get a clear image of the face? Let’s […]
Ready for Hybrid Access Control?
Ready for Hybrid Access Control?Prepare for the rising tide of smart access control credentials.By Jeremy Earles • ________________________________________Today, there are three major initiatives for cards and credentials on college and healthcare campuses. Every security director needs to be aware of them.1. Smart cards are becoming the credential of choice. If you presently use magnetic stripe […]
The Sprinkler Difference
It’s been long recognized by property insurers and firefighting professionals that sprinklered properties generally suffer less damage in fires than non-sprinklered properties. Nowhere is that more true than in industrial occupancies; fires in these settings tend to be disproportionately more damaging than fires in other types of occupancies.