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Articles by Cynthia Freschi

Mobile Applications Gaining Ground in Security

The traditional office-based work environment is giving way to one that’s mobile and decentralized. Portable computing/communication devices such as wireless phones and the more sophisticated smart phones, PDAs, radio-frequency handsets,
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IP Video Systems Reduce Budgets While Expanding Capabilities

Networking solutions were once again the focus of many of the exhibitors at trade shows this past spring; nearly every camera manufacturer showed an IP-based product or solution, as interest
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Software Sets the Course for New System Solutions

There are many reasons for the industry transition to IP-based digital video surveillance systems, but one of the most compelling is the management and control of an integrated system through
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Doing More with Less: The New Reality of 2009

Video surveillance and the broader field of security technology and management have traditionally been cocooned from the ravages of a cyclical economy. When times are tough, businesses want to protect
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Video Analytics Points to Industry Maturity

Video content analysis (VCA) has garnered a tremendous amount of attention in the past few months and, if all is to be believed, the technology is near the point where
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A Smart Future for Video Surveillance

Cynthia Freschi Many see digital video technology as disruptive technology, and now that it has taken root in our industry, we are beginning to see an emerging ripple effect from
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A Maturing Industry Faces the Need for Standards

The emergence and rapid growth of a networked platform for video surveillance has brought the industry to a point where a discussion about standards is essential to determine a course
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Mass Communication Systems Gain New Visibility

The soaring cost of gasoline may keep some vacationers closer to home this summer, but for those who venture out, chances are they’ll find the proverbial summer road construction somewhere
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Smart Technology Version 2.0

Last month in this column I had the opportunity to talk about “smart” surveillance and how under this umbrella of smartness, video surveillance is evolving from a reactive to a
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Going ‘Green’ in the Security Industry

After reading about the multitude of events scheduled for this year’s Earth Day, I was prompted to start looking at what initiatives our industry has taken to help reduce
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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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2014 October

Security takes a look at safety and preparedness for the harshest of weather phenomena in this October 2014 edition of the magazine. Also, we investigate supply chain security and the many benefits of PSIM. 

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