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Security Within Reach

Since the aftermath of 9/11, the United States has intensified transportation security efforts across the board. For most of us, stronger security measures have been focused at the nation’s airports, where travelers are subject to more stringent screening protocols.

Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

Secret Service Allowed Armed Man with Criminal Record on Elevator with President

The man was a security contractor with three prior convictions for assault and battery.

The Quicker Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

One of the perks of my job is the opportunity to travel around the country and visit various product manufacturers. Not long ago, I took a swing through Southern California with an itinerary of visiting seven or eight companies.

The Truth about Biometric Exit

How can the United States ensure that the millions of visitors who travel to this country with a temporary visa uphold their agreement to leave before it expires, while also enhancing convenience for travelers? Biometrics technology holds the answer. In fact, this technology dramatically lowered cost estimates for U.S. airport exit control systems from $6 to $3 billion in 2008 to $1 billion today.

Leveraging IT for Access Control

Trying to navigate through the numerous security regulations that are in place for government agencies and facilities can be a daunting challenge, even to the most seasoned security professionals.

Cutting-edge Surveillance

Declining crime rates in many major cities can be attributed in part to technological advancements that deter prospective criminals and bolster rapid response time when crime does occur.

Providing Efficient Technologies

By now, most security professionals are familiar with the two types of wireless that have been used in access control implementations for the last decade or so.

A Great End to a Busy Day at ASIS 2014

For those of you who know me, I'm a foodie at heart! I love experiencing new flavors and flavor combinations, but the magical component of sharing a meal with someone is how food brings people together, whether they naturally mesh or not. Sharing food with people has a way of breaking down barriers and allowing people to just be themselves in conversation and human togetherness.

Dual View and Density

Dual view legislation for cargo screening in the United Kingdom will fall into place in January 2015. This has been a phased-in approach to allow freight-handling companies to make the necessary equipment and procedural changes.

Historic Southern City Upgrades to High-Tech Traffic Management

Savannah, Georgia is a study in contrast. As the state’s oldest city, it was founded long before the American Revolution. Yet, beneath its cobblestoned streets lies 38 miles of fiber optic cable, evidence of a metro-region firmly rooted in modernity.

Securing the Old with the New

To accomplish such a comprehensive and multi-stage migration and expansion— and avoid issuing brand new credentials to nearly 20,000 employees —the team devised a strategy to run C•CURE 9000 on the front end using proximity technology with the legacy access control system running in the background to support the existing magnetic stripe cards.

Security is Personal

For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), access control needs to be affordable, scalable and easy to install, manage and maintain. Business is no longer left at the office, as today’s small business owner needs control and visibility of the organization while on the go.

A Capitol Idea

California’s historic State Capitol building, completed in Sacramento in 1874, has seen its share of serious security episodes during its colorful existence. In 1927, a lobbyist shot and murdered a secretary on the fourth floor.

Putting Out the Welcome Mat for Video Surveillance

For Conlin Properties, IP surveillance cameras from Axis Communications have played a critical role in the program’s success. Executives estimate that they have seen a 40 percent reduction in incident calls since they started using and publicizing these cameras.

All American to the Core

You don’t get much more passionate than Alan Forman, and there isn’t anyone more personable to their staff and co-workers. Forman is the co-founder and president of Altronix, located in Brooklyn, N.Y.

A Day in the Life at ASIS 2014

With a packed schedule of back-to-back meetings, quick drive-bys to say hi to new and old acquaintances within the security industry, an early-morning breakfast and, of course, no time for lunch, I welcomed a full day on the ASIS 2014 tradeshow floor.

The Cloud Can Change Everything for Law Enforcement

Many people envision law enforcement agencies around the country as resembling mythical portrayals on TV and in movies, with leading-edge technology that can track every suspect’s move across the grid.

The Roots of Remote Monitoring

Over the years, remote monitoring has become increasingly sophisticated as wireless area network (WAN) bandwidth, transmission speeds and image quality have improved. Today’s remote monitoring systems can scale almost infinitely, making them cost-effective solutions for securing large, geographically dispersed environments.

Panasonic Introduces New i-PRO ULTRA 360 Dome Cameras

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America recently announced its new i-PRO ULTRA 360 panoramic indoor (WV-SFV480) and outdoor (WV-SFN481) cameras that offer ultra high resolution, ultra sensitivity, ultra intelligence and ultra toughness.

Choice of Words

In my business we get to use words to explain and herald new products, technology and solutions. In this business, our writing follows the AP Stylebook. It's supposed to help journalists use the right words.

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