Several recent airport incidents have shown that technology alone will not provide proper security. One must consider personnel and security procedures as well.
A typical urban school district can easily have more than 2,500 cameras installed throughout its facilities. Some systems are straightforward, while others can be sophisticated, encompassing advanced surveillance capabilities and utilizing a broad range of surveillance technologies.
Many of today's security systems and products integrate with each other, and thanks to end user demand, manufacturers have made integrating with multiple security products easier. But while product integration is a huge advantage to the end user, and manufacturers regularly provide lists of compatible products, it is important to understand how compatible two products really are.
When a security program is designed to prevent more common and unwanted activities, in many ways the program will also lessen the potential of more extraordinary events. Many of us understand the principle of layered security using a number of resources.
The security industry has grown so much over the last 10 years. There are those of us that have been in the industry for many years; likewise, we have seen an influx of newer faces join us in the security business.