Entries by SNBlog

Protecting your Empty Facility

By John Krumme, CPP, Cam-Dex Security Corp. These are unprecedented times globally, as businesses transition as many employees as possible to work from home in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this shift, many once bustling facilities – schools, corporate offices and places of worship – are now seeing […]

How to Future Proof Your Security System

By J. Matthew Ladd, The Protection Bureau Security is an important investment to protect not just employees who work in a building, but also anyone who may visit that specific facility. Regardless of the exact dollar amount spent, many end users have similar expectations – they want to make sure they can continue to leverage […]

Evolution of Access Control Credentials: 4 Reasons to Adopt OSDP

By: Rich Lyman, Manager of Global Technology, Netronix Integration and Ivan Golian, IT Director, Netronix Integration The security industry is no stranger to combating vulnerabilities. Whether physical or cyber threats, security professionals must always anticipate what could go wrong and have a plan already in place to respond accordingly. Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP), first […]

What is the average life expectancy of an IP camera?

By Dave Sweeney, CEO, Advantech Incorporated Analog cameras have had a reputation for standing the test of time, mainly because the technology behind them is relatively simple and has changed little over the years. With only periodic improvements, end users often had little reason to replace them and upgrade to newer cameras. The introduction of […]

How to Manage Active Shooter Incidents in K – 12 Schools: Pairing Technology with Strategy

By Jamie Bumgardner, Prime Communications As technological tools have advanced over the years, schools, retail establishments, government buildings and other venues are increasingly using technology to improve security and save lives. Today’s best practices for school security systems are composed of three main elements: access control, event detection and response – all while feeding into […]

3 Reasons to Adopt Mobile Credentials

By J. Matthew Ladd, The Protection Bureau Over the past four years, the adoption of mobile credentials for access control has increased significantly, and is expected to account for 20% of all credentials by 2020. While it will be some time before mobile credentials replace the tried and true plastic card completely, the industry is […]

Looking to the Future of Access Control

By Eva Mach When we think of access control, the first thing that comes to mind for most is a badge that gives entry to authorized individuals. There is, of course, technology behind it, but compared to the rest of the industry it may seem that access control is lacking as far as innovation and […]

Defining Cloud-based Solutions

By Bill Hogan Cloud-based security solutions have been all the buzz in the industry for the past year, with many video surveillance and access control manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon to introduce their latest cloud-based offering to the market. As the number of products called cloud-based increases, as a security professional have you ever wondered […]

Buyer Beware: Why DIY Camera Systems Are Not Designed for Commercial Applications

By David Alessandrini   The “Do it Yourself” video security systems are all the rage in the residential market, enabling home owners to easily monitor who is coming to the front door, watch when children come home after school or to track package deliveries. While these easy-to-deploy and use surveillance systems have introduced surveillance technology […]