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Articles by Keven Marier

Studying the Pros and Cons of Proprietary Wireless Surveillance

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems.

There are many examples within the technology industry of proprietary being considered better than standards-based systems. This certainly is the case within the Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) industry. These providers tend to be small and niche-based network manufacturers servicing specific industries.


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Choosing the Right Video Recording Technology for Your Enterprise

Ignore the acronyms -- Use these five areas of comparison to shop smarter for video recording tools.

The security industry is chock full of acronyms, especially in the field of video recording, and determining the correct choice for your enterprise can be confusing. These five areas of comparison can help security leaders ask the right questions about their potential purchases.


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Software in the Middle of the New Physical Security Economy

In the middle of the physical security convergence industry are the open platform software providers making significant contributions toward the adoption of IP-based physical security solutions. These companies aren’t the largest in the industry, yet by providing innovative software features they meet the customer’s needs and unlock the innovation of the hardware manufacturers. Without these software features and integration services, customers would not likely adopt IP cameras over analog security video systems. This innovation is the fuel of the new physical security economy.
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Feature Rich, Adoption Poor

When people in the physical security industry talk about ONVIF and PSIA specifications they only talk about basic features and interoperability.


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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.

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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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Security Magazine 2014 September cover

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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