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Food Defense: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Where It’s Going?

Food Defense: What It Is, Why We Need It, and Where It’s Going?

As CEO of ISI Security, one of my jobs is keeping up with current security trends surrounding different industries and there is almost no other industry in which security impacts more people than the nation’s food supply. For the purposes of this discussion, food includes all commercially produced consumables.


Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

Benefits of Standardizing the Video Security System

The benefits of standardizing on a single video recording platform are many but can be summarized as increasing operational quality. This document examines the many benefits of standardizing technology from user training and expertise to vendor management and leveraging buying power.


Cutting Power Consumption with Energy-Efficient Power over Ethernet

Power over Ethernet (PoE) system efficiency is impacted across the entire length of the power chain, from power conversion at the output of the PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE), through power delivery to the powered device (PD), and on through conversion back to the various required voltages. To improve PoE system efficiency, power losses must be minimized across the entire length of the power chain, including the power supply, the power sourcing equipment and PDs (including their underlying PoE integrated circuits), and the channel (including cable, patch panel and connectors).


Maximize Benefits of Gigabit WLAN APs with PoE Midspans

Wireless device proliferation in the enterprise sector has accelerated thanks to key trends including the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) mobility deployment phenomenon. This, coupled with migration to new gigabit and multi-gigabit Wi-Fi standards such as IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11ac, is increasing the challenges associated with powering a rapidly growing array of WLAN access points with various reach and performance capabilities. The solution is to take advantage of higher power delivery of the IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard where needed, and use midspan technology to enable more flexible WLAN AP positioning while enhancing infrastructure scalability and delivering important networkwide power management capabilities.


The Case for Midspans vs. Switches for PoE Deployment

There are two ways to deploy the latest high-power PoE technology: by upgrading the network switch, or by installing midspans in the existing networking infrastructure. PoE-capable switches offer the advantage of an integrated solution that requires only one cable for the network connection. However, this isn’t necessarily the best choice.


Centralizing Your Video Surveillance

IP video is more affordable than ever and is really the best choice for entry into the video surveillance market or when considering a system upgrade.


Network Connectivity for Legacy Security Systems

Many facilities throughout the world have fire alarm, burglar alarm and surveillance systems that were installed before the coming of the Internet Age. For many, there is not the financial ability to replace these systems with more up to date equipment nor may there be pressing need as they properly perform their intended purpose. That does not mean that they can not be 'connected' and ‘IP enabled’ for a very reasonable cost.




Is Your Video Surveillance System Meeting the TCO Challenge?

While requirements for security systems are constantly increasing, security managers and IT directors are forced to deal with shrinking budgets.


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