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Intelligent Key Management for Access Control

Key and asset management can integrate with other security disciplines to extend beyond the much-hyped vogue for ‘convergence’ and move towards truly intelligent building management. Brenda Taylor, Sales and Marketing Director of Traka, shows how assets can be protected with an approach that draws on shared data while making its own contribution to enterprise-wide information.

IP Network Requirements for Video Surveillance/physical Security

The use of corporate IT network infrastructure for physical security applications such as video surveillance presents unique challenges. Jack Fernandes, President & CEO of American Fibertek, makes a case for separate networks using specialized equipment and technologies specifically designed for video surveillance which could also integrate other physical security functions.

Don’t be locked out of providing college campuses fire and security

School officials wanting to upgrade security must adhere to tight budgets and comply with many codes and standards. This is particularly true where it comes to fire/life safety and its frequently intimate relationship with access control systems and devices.

Managing Multiple Transactions in the ATM Fleet

The ATM industry faces a trio of impending changes, any one of which would cause major upheaval for ATM deployers. But all three are pending in the next few years. On the horizon are EMV, Windows upgrade and PCI. Unfortunately, each of these three changes is driven by a separate individual organization, said Bill Wayland, general manager of Red Hawk Fire & Security offices in New Mexico.

Integration of Emerging Technologies into Health Care Security

Emerging technologies are changing the face of safety and security in the healthcare industry at a rapid pace. What wasn’t even thought of last year is today’s reality. Healthcare facilities are constantly faced with the desire to upgrade or enhance their program, but are challenged by the functionality of their older, existing system. So how do you get the newest technology without replacing the entire system? The easy answer is turnkey system integration.

Passive Fire Protection – The Last Line of Defense

Both automatic and passive fire protection technologies make up a comprehensive life safety plan. Understanding the role of each system combined with a solid testing, inspection and maintenance program can help reduce loss of life and property. So, what is passive fire protection? In terms of life safety, passive fire protection is the last line of defense or what you rely upon should all else fail.

Enhancing ATM Security

To combat ATM crime and manage transaction-based disputes, many banks and IADs have installed video security systems in the past decade. In some areas, such as New York City, surveillance cameras are legally required at all ATMs. For years, closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems and digital video recorders (DVRs) were the mainstay of security efforts. ATM operators around the globe installed large, expensive cameras, hooked up costly broad- band networks and hired security guards. Closed-circuit systems, however, proved costly to maintain, difficult to use and unreliable in many cases.

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