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Video surveillance technologies evolve to meet data and cybersecurity challenges

The Internet of Things (IoT) is having a significant and ever-changing impact on the way we view video security. Today, cameras are expected to be so much more than devices with which to simply capture images; they need to be far smarter than that. These future-facing cameras are becoming an integral part of the vast digital connectivity infrastructure, delivering a parallel performance as intelligent sensors with the ability to extract the kind of invaluable data that helps businesses make impr...

How effective security departments bust multi-million dollar crimes

It had been a particularly slow night. The plant security guard had just made his rounds on this Sunday evening shift. As soon as he passed the weighing scales, he could enter the guard shack and get off his feet. Challenging a curious incident However, on this night, he noticed the waste vendor’s truck sitting half on and half off the scale. He stopped dead in his tracks to see if the truck would back up and completely sit on the scale. It never did. The observant guard walked up to the...

Honeywell unveils Silent Knight 6000 series of fire alarm control panels

Honeywell announced the release of its Silent Knight 6000 Series, an expansion of addressable fire alarm control panels (FACPs) and accessories sold through security equipment distributors for improving small-to-medium size business applications.  The new 6000 Series includes four new panels with point capacities ranging from 100 to 1,110 points for greater flexibility and larger installs. Up to 17 panels can now be connected with a designated panel acting as a common communicator, offerin...

Duke Energy Corporation hires Brian Harrell as Managing Director for Enterprise Protective Services

The Duke Energy Corporation, one of the largest utilities in the word, has hired Brian Harrell as Managing Director, Enterprise Protective Services. Harrell is widely seen as an industry expert on critical infrastructure protection, with a specific focus on power grid security. He is the former Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs and Director of Operations for the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) while at the North American Electric Reliability Co...

STANLEY Security collaborates with Shooter Detection Systems to install and service gunshot detection solutions

STANLEY Security, global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has announced a partnership with Shooter Detection Systems LLC (SDS), major gunshot detection solutions provider. As an authorised dealer, STANLEY Security is now certified to sell, install and service SDS products and services.  SDS’s Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System combines acoustic gunshot identification software with infrared gunfire flash detec...

Veracity introduces integrated security management platform at IAPSC Annual Conference 2018

Veracity, a global designer and manufacturer of innovative IP transmission products, long-term surveillance storage and an advanced, modular integration platform for Command and Control Centers, is a key sponsor of the IAPSC Annual Conference and will be presenting to the attended delegates in San Diego, CA during the three-day event.  Veracity will be promoting VIEWSCAPE, their comprehensive Command and Control system. Featuring an advanced, modular integration platform, VIEWSCAPE gives o...

Round Table Discussions

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...