The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate and ASIS International (ASIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the ASIS headquarters in Alexandria, Va., on Thursday, March 6, 2014. The agreement stipulates how DHS will work in partnership with ASIS to communicate the agency’s capability gaps, technology requirements, and outreach opportunities to its vendor and member communities in an effort to provide state of the art technological capabilities to its operating components and the nation’s first responders.
As the security industry heads to the largest technology trade show in the world, ISC West in Las Vegas, it is a great time to do an inventory and reflect on your security technology investments and systems
There will be more than 1,000 exhibits at ISC West plus another 100 or so new technologies and solutions presented in hotel suites and meeting rooms off the show floor. Robust discussion about the movement toward IP, mobility and the cloud will buzz across the show floor, as it should.
But while the smartphone case, debuted at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, is marketed primarily for personal use, including identifying wildlife, detecting home energy loss or a variety of other practical and creative uses, thermal cameras remain a valuable investment for enterprise security leaders, even though you can’t fit them in your pocket.
Rockhurst University is a 100-year-old comprehensive university, located in central Kansas City, Mo. The security of more than 3,000 Rockhurst students, faculty and staff is the responsibility of the university’s 24 Security Department personnel, who utilize RS2’s Access It!® Universal access control software in a system that has gradually been expanded over the past few years.
I used to write stories like this on a typewriter back in the day. My articles turned out to be a mass of White-Outs to counter typing mistakes. It all made me dizzy. Today’s computer technology even auto-corrects my words, which sometimes is not a good thing.
Hungry for the highlights from ASIS 2013? See Security magazine's editors' picks for this year's best in show.
November 5, 2013
The 2013 ASIS International Exhibition in Chicago was abuzz with new and renewed security solutions and technology. Hungry for the highlights? Check out Security magazine’s editors’ picks for some of the best products of the show.
Having smoke and fire detectors without fire suppression technology is like having video surveillance without alarm response.
November 5, 2013
A fire in 2013 that began in the attic of a Colorado sorority house burned for hours before anyone detected it, resulting in a million-dollar loss. Why? The three-story, wood-frame house had no fire detection system, and a sprinkler system covered the living spaces but not the attic.