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ControlByNet Introduces Cloud Plus Video Surveillance Platform

Package offers onsite solution, mobile platform and enterprise guard software allowing multi-site enterprises to leverage a central web-based management console.

New Mobile Solution from Galaxy Control Systems Extends Access Control Reach and Functionality

New handheld reader ideal for mustering, remote/portable applications.

OnSSI Enhances Technology, Value and Support for All Ocularis Models

Increased emphasis on new technologies, a compelling value proposition, and a higher level of technical support demonstrated by company.

PPM Demonstrates the Power of Incident Management Intelligence at ASIS 2014

New features and services create a more valuable and powerful end-to-end solution.

Galaxy Control Systems Offers Access Control Benefits for Education beyond the Conventional

System Galaxy v.10.4 enables innovative applications to track student movement.

Nuggets of Powerful Information from Women in Security Panel Discussion

For the first time, I was able to attend a women-in-the-industry-type of event at ASIS this year, a panel discussion with members of Women in Security and (ISC)2, a first combo session of this type for ASIS.

ASIS 2014: Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

With sore muscles in my shoulders, legs and feet, ASIS 2014 is complete. I'm back home in Texas now, with many innovative thoughts about the security industry and good memories to boot.

Mixed Reviews

ASIS 2014 is all said and done. It seems to me many of the exhibitors had some great new technology to share with attendees. I saw a number of products that will make a different in the industry for some time to come.

Interim Secret Service Director Admits They Have Work to Do

Interim Secret Service Director Admits They Have Work to Do

Joseph Clancy has admitted that they “know they’ve got to clean up their act”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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