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Tax Reform Becomes Reality

Are you ready for tax reform? On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA) into law, meaning the tax rate for incorporated security dealers, integrators and businesses will be reduced from its current 35-percent rate to 21 percent for the 2018 tax year and thereafter. The new tax code […]

Facial recognition crosses both security, consumer applications

The on again, off again love affair with biometrics in general and facial recognition, in particular, has been playing out for almost two decades. A wide range of security solutions was laid at the doorstep of the Department of Homeland of Security following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Of them all, biometrics became the sweetheart […]

Executive Perspectives

Last month, ASIS International announced that it would be changing the name of its flagship annual security conference from the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits to the Global Security Exchange (GSX). The name change is intended to reflect the ongoing shift that is occurring both inside the organization and the industry as a whole, which has gone […]

Perimeter Protection in the Great Outdoors

 ·Perimeters of buildings and grounds can vary significantly, from suburban areas with open space surrounded only by trees and landscaping to industrial sites with fenced-in facilities or to urban environments bordered by sidewalks, roadways and parking lots. Technology for protecting these facilities varies as widely as the perimeters themselves, but the key to detecting and […]

Building a Stronger Security Culture to Mitigate Risk

By Lance Hayden. According to Lance Hayden, Managing Director of Berkeley Research Group, harnessing the power of people and culture is the next great frontier for information security. Security culture reflects the beliefs and values of the people that make up your organization. They are intangible and embedded in thoughts and minds. An organization can’t […]

Rack Rate

When warehouse managers are told they need to install in-rack sprinklers, they usually react with trepidation and dismay. Who can blame them? Although in-rack sprinklers have been successfully used to protect storage racks for more than five decades, protection guidelines have historically required the installation of a large number of sprinklers, making this type of […]

How to Reap RMR From the Cloud

. You are building your integration business but the security industry and the world continues to change underneath you, making it a bit harder. The move from analog to digital cameras changed your business. Physical security information management (PSIM) systems did not change your business. Best-of-breed integrations vs. all-in-one systems allowed you to expand your […]

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