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Securing Parking Lots with Infrastructure and Lighting

More than 110,000 property crimes occurred every year in commercial parking lots and garages between 2004 and 2008, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The key to gaining the full benefits of your security system is getting in early, Moreno says. If security can introduce plans for parking security technology before construction starts on a structure, the department can save up to 40 percent on infrastructure.


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Maintaining Awareness with Day/Night Cameras

River Islands has been advertised as the ideal place to raise a family because of extensive surveillance technology, security checkpoints and other policing strategies.

Violent crime has either steadily declined or increased, depending upon the part of the country, although consistent budget cuts are one reason that lawmakers in some municipalities have been forced to hire fewer police officers when new camera equipment will do.


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Adopting Wireless Video to Tackle Covert Surveillance Operations

Crime and vandalism are down with wireless video.

The results have been amazing: over the course of six months, more than 100 arrests have been made for outstanding warrants, gun violations, underage drinking, drug possession and robbery. Crime and vandalism are down; hikers and bikers feel safe again visiting the area.


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5 Steps to Boost K-12 School Security through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design – better known as CPTED – is a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing crime through the thoughtful design of an environment.
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How Video Surveillance Prevents Crime in Dover, Delaware

Law enforcement agencies are tasked with the difficult job of keeping communities safe, a responsibility that never goes away.

Advancements in security technology, however, are giving law enforcement agencies an advantage in the fight against crime. Video surveillance has long been used as a deterrent and tool for capturing incidents as they occur, but recent innovations in IP-based cameras and wireless networks have made it even more practical for law enforcement applications.


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FBI Allowed Informants to Commit 5,600 Crimes in 2011

The crimes encompass everything from buying and selling illegal drugs to bribing government officials, but violent crime remains unsanctioned for informants by the Justice Department. 


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Bloomberg Vetoes NYPD Watchdog Proposal

Controversial stop-and-frisk policies and widespread surveillance of Muslims are the main force behind this proposed legislation. 


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Pope Francis's Wrong Turn Concerns Security in Brazil

Thousands of well-wishers swarmed around the Pope's vehicle in Brazil, and while the head of the Catholic Church remained calm, his assistants were less than pleased.


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Trading Up on Surveillance at Pittsburgh’s Housing Authority

How a Mid-Sized Housing Authority Took the Leap into 21st Century Surveillance to Reduce Crime and Improve Quality of Life

In Pittsburgh, Pa., residents of housing authority properties were afraid, and their quality of life was suffering. Shootings often went unreported, a lack of usable evidence kept criminal elements on the streets, and residents were being victimized.


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10 Ways to Prevent Workplace Violence Escalation

Christopher Dorner allegedly killed three people last week after being, in his opinion, wrongfully fired from the Los Angeles Police Department, sparking a statewide manhunt for the 6-foot, 270-pound former officer.
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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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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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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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