The days of a security officer spending their shift watching a few rows of grainy video footage are long gone. Operators today are being asked to actively monitor events from hundreds of video cameras, while also overseeing countless alarms from other devices such as door readers, intrusion panels, perimeter detection sensors, building automation controls and more.
Much has been written about smart cities and the IoT frameworks and applications that make smart cities work. Smart meters, smart traffic lights, and smart utilities are well established technologies used by cities and governments around the world, but what about the lesser known technologies that enhance living standards in more subtle ways?
At Citi Field in New York City, Technology and Personnel Team Up for Threat Detection
August 30, 2018
As fans begin to trickle into Citi Field in New York City, home of the Mets, a room behind center field is already on full alert, monitoring for potential risks that could affect fans, players, employees and property.
The security management system (SMS) from Vanderbilt is a single-source solution to integrate a facility’s access control technologies, digital video and alarm monitoring systems, and it can support an unlimited number of devices and cardholders, making it ideal for large multi-site or global organizations.
It’s not that fixing Critical and High-Severity vulnerabilities is the problem; it’s that the Medium and Low severity vulnerabilities can pose significant risks as well. For any given vulnerability, we need to distinguish between its severity and the risk that results from it being present on a particular system on our network.
The latest version of this access control platform features a new look and feel to accommodate wider monitors, compatibility with the latest operating systems, up to 16 privilege levels for responders during lockdown, data sharing, integration with biometrics, and more.
If 2013 was the year for grappling with a slow economy, 2014 will be the year where security technology makes a resurgence, and not just for what it can do in the control room, but in a number of other ways. Here’s my prediction for nine critical physical security trends for 2014.
Our May issue cover article features “How SOCS Help in Training Security Professionals”.
Also in May, license plate reader technology is on the rise. How can LPR technology secure perimeters and lessen cybersecurity threats? And discover "How to meet the Growing Demand for Cybersecurity Professionals".