Security industry professionals seem to hold differing opinions on whether video surveillance or access control is the predominant platform when implementing an integrated security solution. Truth of the matter is that access control systems are more prevalent in terms of the sheer number of systems deployed, the size and scale of deployments and actual daily engagement by users. And for good reason! When a potentially threatening event unfolds, an access control system can instantly shut down a facility, or specific areas within it, potentially saving lives.
Battery back-up is essential for virtually every video surveillance, access and security system, as power interuptions can occur at any time with little to no warning. Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) batteries have been the mainstay back-up solution for security professionals for nearly four decades, but now there’s a new and extremely efficient option available ¬that changes everything. Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries, also known as LiFePO4 batteries, provide significant performance and long-term, cost-saving advantages that will eventually render SLA batteries obsolete.
If you are a landlord who owns rental property in a different state (or a significant distance away) and you are relying upon traditional locks to manage access to your property, this article will show you a better, more secure, time-saving and money-saving property security system.
When is the last time your facility was subjected to an electrical power surge? Chances are, you have no idea – for two very good reasons. First, power surges are typically very brief – lasting only a few milliseconds. Secondly, most power surges are relatively small and go unnoticed, unless they are significant enough to make the lights flicker. Even so, they remain dangerous to your systems and should not be ignored – they are a silent killer of your critical electronic equipment.
Imagine losing your car keys. It would be inconvenient, as you could be stranded for a while and you would need to find and obtain a replacement key. Now imagine losing a set of work keys. How much disruption could this cause your company? Remember the 2014 Sony breach? It was perpetrated by a group who claimed that they were able to access the movie studio's computer systems because Sony failed to lock their physical doors.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) School Safety and Security Committee has awarded Charleroi School District a $521,498 grant for school security initiatives, according to a news report.
Our July issue cover article features MLS Soccer, security, and teamwork at the Houston Dynamo Stadium. Also in July, how can confidence make the best hire? And discover how workplace bullying is on the rise.