Physical Security

Software Development Kits Transform Integrated Security from Cost to Cash

The traditional notion of security systems operating independently of various building systems started becoming obsolete several years ago, as many end users developed the expectation that their security systems should work in conjunction with other building systems such as their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), secondary fire and lighting.

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From Top to Bottom, Inside and Out: Five Facilities, One Shared Focus

Peeking into certain business sectors – three health care facilities, state government and a private university – there are outstanding examples of facilities and their security leaders using technology to validate security’s value, create business efficiencies and to build quality teams.

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‘Velvet Hammer’ Welcome Better Secures Facilities

From the highest city buildings and sprawling office campuses to always-open gaming establishments and even on-the-water assets, security today is an intelligent mix of “welcome in” and “keep out.” Such assignments also blend people on duty in lobbies, walking corridors and patrolling parking areas with technology that ranges from traditional to unique.

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The Hostile Customer: Assessing the Risk to Your Organization

When we think of security in the retail environment, we traditionally tend to picture shoplifting, credit card fraud, check fraud, identity theft and employee theft. But how often do you, as a security professional, or your retail team, consider the potential security and liability risk of hostile customers?

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The Top 8 Shrink Activities Your LP Team May be Missing

According to the Global Retail Theft Barometer, retail shrink accounted for $107.284 billion in 2010. As retailers begin to determine their goals and initiatives for 2011, they need to consider how to identify and prevent the margin-robbing activities that are cutting into their bottom lines. Here are a few commonly missed fraudulent activities and operational errors, along with some tips on how to combat them.
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Schools Are Demanding, “Show Me the Money!”

With decreases in government spending and legislative bodies cutting budgets, those in the education market need help to find funding.
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Consumer Loyalty Programs: What are Your Real Statistics?

Back in 1950, an idea emerged that caught on nationally: S&H Green Stamps. This marketing concept has lasted for six decades. The idea was to entice customers to shop at participating grocery stores or gas stations. Customers earned stamps for each purchase. These stamps could be redeemed for various household items including appliances and tools. American Airlines followed the lead in the 1980s with frequent flyer miles and this concept quickly caught on.
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Camera Placement: A Quick Lesson for Schools

At most school districts, the word “security” is synonymous with “surveillance.” It has always been and still is the most popular security technology used in schools. In fact, school video security continues to expand faster than the overall security market.
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The Problem with PSIM

The use of information technologies (IT) for physical security is a no-brainer. This is likely why Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) has received such attention over the last few years.
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Biometrics Redefined

At many buildings and installations, biometric technology is a key component of the security system.
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ASIS 2013 Product Preview

ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits, September 24-27 in Chicago, Illinois, will include an exhibit hall packed with innovative security solutions. Here are some of the products that will be shown at ASIS this year.


Virtualization and Data Center Security: What You Need to Know for 2014

Data centers are increasingly becoming the center of the enterprise, and data center and cyber security is following the same path for security departments. According to Justin Flynn, a consultant at the Burwood Group, the virtualization of data centers allows enterprises to scale more easily and faster, with a smaller footprint.

However, hosting enterprise data in the cloud can make intrusion detection more difficult – how can enterprise security leaders team up with other departments to keep aware of cyber risks and traffic, and physical and data compliance during the virtual transition? How can CISOs and CSOs discuss cyber threats with the C-Suite to get the resources they need? And how can the proper infrastructure test and verify possible malicious attacks? 

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2015 January

In the January 2015 issue of Security, learn how PTZ and fixed dome cameras do dual duty in video production and surveillance applications, improve security on college campuses, and how to better cope with harsh environments in surveillance. 

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Tougher Cybersecurity Legislation

On January 20, President Barack Obama called for tougher cybersecurity legislation in his 2015 State of the Union address. Which of the following points do you feel is most needed today?
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CompTIA Security+ Certification Study Guide
CompTIA's Security+ certification is a globally-recognized, vendor neutral exam that has helped over 60,000 IT professionals reach further and higher in their careers. The current Security+ exam (SY0-201) focuses more on being able to deal with security issues rather than just identifying them.
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Vertical Sector Focus: Critical Infrastructures

criticalhomepagethumbFrom terrorism to vandalism, it’s preparedness, response, training and partnerships. Learn about some of the critical security issues facing this sector.

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