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Why the security industry is focusing on protecting soft targets in 2018

  2017 was an incredible year for VuTeur and the industry as a whole, as security has become a primary focus for stakeholders, now more than ever. VuTeur introduced its proprietary IRIS (Internal Real-time Intelligence Software) technology this year, which is part of its emergency management and asset protection solution. IRIS leverages real-time location services (RTLS) technology and utilises the existing WiFi infrastructure in a building to create a personal, mobile safety...

How can security systems be used to predict bad things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...

What is the impact of smart buildings on the security market?

We have been hearing about smart buildings for more than a decade, but the increasing profile of the Internet of Things (IoT) expands the possibilities for intelligent building systems and makes them even more attainable. Security is often among the “smart” functions of a building, and the capabilities of many physical security systems can contribute in new ways to building intelligence. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the impact of “smart buildings&...

VuTeur and Vistacom partner to strengthen integrated emergency control room solutions

VuTeur, an innovator in emergency management and business intelligence platforms, announced a new strategic partnership with Vistacom, Inc., a provider of integrated control room solutions. The companies will collaborate on the delivery of unified, intelligent communications platforms designed to help organisations respond more efficiently to an emergency. Vistacom, Inc., will bring VuTeur's emergency management and asset protection software into its robust solutions portfolio to offer more opt...

What are the security challenges for schools and colleges?

As the new school term begins, awareness of security at all levels of educational institutions is higher than ever. Technology plays an important role in protecting educational facilities and their students, faculty, staff and visitors. Specific security challenges drive which technologies and other measures are used, and those challenges are evolving, along with the dynamic institutions security is tasked with protecting. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security...

VuTeur and Vistacom to host breakfast panel roundtable discussion at ASIS 2017

VuTeur, an innovator in emergency management and business intelligence platforms, along with control room solutions provider Vistacom, will host a breakfast panel roundtable discussion, “Using Critical Data to Enhance Situational Awareness” during ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26. The event will feature insight from Kyle Berger, Chief Technology Officer for Grapevine-Coley Independent School District, and Chris Mashburn, CEO of Capitol S...

How is data changing the physical security market?

Big data is a buzzword, and data – presumably of all sizes – is a driving force in the physical security market. As systems become more sophisticated and expand their capabilities, the result is more data; in some cases, a lot more data. But a key question is: What do we do with the data? How do we use it to provide value? How do we interpret it, and transform it into useful information and/or intelligence? We presented the topic of data to our Expert Panel Roundtable and came away w...

What is the negative impact of hype in the security marketplace?

A busy trade show abounds with new products and expanded features, colorful signage and blinking video screens, all competing for attention from busy attendees. It’s a microcosm of how the security marketplace – or any market, for that matter – sells its products. But what happens if the reality turns out different to the sales pitch? What happens when product or system performance doesn’t quite live up to the claims? Some would call that hype, and it can lead to disillus...

What are the security challenges of healthcare facilities?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are an important vertical sector in the physical security market. Protecting healthcare facilities is a rich opportunity to leverage the value of physical security systems that range from video to access control to newer location and asset protection systems. But understanding how technology can excel in the healthcare vertical requires that we first identify and understand what these institutions need. Therefore, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundt...

What technology will have the greatest impact in the second half of 2017?

Technology is changing at a break-neck pace, and the security marketplace is currently being bombarded by a wealth of new capabilities and innovations. But what will be the impact? Which of the currently-hyped new innovations will have a major impact, and which will fade over time? And even acknowledging the long-term significance of various technologies, what can we expect to be the more immediate effect? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What new security technology is poised...

How can real-time location systems protect assets and people in an emergency?

Today's threat landscape is bigger and more broad than ever before, with an increasing number of emerging risks falling on the shoulders of security professionals in a variety of markets. Many of these leaders face the growing concerns of finding efficient, integrated solutions that provide protection from threats, but also can be used in everyday communications to streamline operations, provide access control, and automate workflow. One way today's enterprise organisations, citie...

PinPoint Initiative will debut situation management solution at ISC West 2017

PinPoint features a modular system that has the flexibility to configure to an organisation's unique needs PinPoint Initiative, creator of the market's first emergency management and asset protection solution built on real-time location system (RTLS) technology, announced today it will debut its situation management solution during the 2017 ISC West Conference and Expo, April 5th-7th, in Las Vegas. PinPoint will host two open demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Apr...