Emergency operations centers (EOCs) are critical decision-making environments. It is vital that these centers have effective, reliable, intuitive technology to allow organizations to collate and interpret data, as well as plan and execute an appropriate emergency response to situations that can pose a danger to life, often with multi-agency involvement. So, when carrying out systems integration in an EOC space where the stakes are so high, how do you ensure you make the correct technology choices? Jon Litt, Senior Manager, Business Development, Government Solutions (US) at Christie highlights how the mission of the EOC is the number one factor to keep in mind.
The Phoenix Suns Arena will install 26 X-ray inspection systems, adding a new layer of protection to attendees against potential threats such as weapons and explosives. It also will help intercept other prohibited items, and reduce hands-on searches.
Some 200 individuals have been charged with federal offenses connected to the siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. Among them are at least 15 examples of family affiliated extremism. These instances include: five sets of husbands and wives; two cases of fathers and sons, mothers and sons, brothers, and cousins; and an instance of father/daughter and brother/sister participation. Although of a different strain and less serious offenses—none specifically terrorism nor involving murder —such kin-connected radicalism is neither a new phenomenon nor one unique to the United States or elsewhere.
Having a secure and efficient video collaboration system has evolved from a ‘useful to have’ technology to an indispensable capability in 2020, allowing teams to feel more connected to remote locations and distributed team members. With travel restrictions and social distancing limiting in-person meetings, remote face-to-face video communication is more imperative than ever in security environments. Systems integrators around the globe have been upgrading technologies to support the mission of operators. Before you work with an integrator to either upgrade an existing video collaboration system or invest in a new one, there are a host of considerations. Below are the key ones that will help you with your conversations with the systems integrator.
The Neiman Marcus Group Inc., needed an access management software solution that could work with the retailer's existing access control technology, while allowing it to add new technology and sites into the future.
COVID-19 has caused many large educational institutions to accelerate the transition to online delivery of educational services. This has highlighted the issue of student identity and specifically the identity of students during online examinations and testing. New advances in voice biometrics can help educational institutions and other online enterprises manage access and secure data.
Each week. Kastle Systems has been monitoring access control data to find out building occupancy among American enterprises and determine which cities remain the most open amid COVID-19 and the work-from-home movement.
How can electronic access control solutions and other devices like biometrics technologies be configured to help mitigate unauthorized entry through swing doors and turnstiles? Here, we’ll take a look at swing doors and turnstiles first, then the high security revolving doors and mantrap portals.
Member colleges and school districts can apply for the Alertus Grant beginning February 1
February 9, 2021
Alertus Technologies announced a partnership with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) to offer an emergency preparedness grant to Texas schools in need of enhancing their safety and notification systems. The grant, valued up to $75,000, will be offered to one qualified member of the TCEA.