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The New Security Buzzword – Touchless Security

By Dominic Burns, AC Technical Systems Ltd. Much of what people do on a daily basis involves touching hundreds of items without thought – we turn a door knob to open a door, touch a keypad to type on a computer and push elevator buttons to close the door and select a floor. Until recently, […]

Remote systems access to become the future of security service calls

By Dominic Burns, A.C. Technical Systems Ltd. What will service calls look like for security systems integrators and their customers in the post COVID-19 world? Here is a glimpse into the future: As integrators and end users alike look to mitigate risk, many will turn to remote system connectivity to troubleshoot issues with IP cameras […]

Why facility executives need to learn about anti-drone technology

By Del Deason, Vision Security Technologies With the use of aerial drones becoming a regular occurrence, facility executives and security professionals alike need to educate themselves on not just the benefits of drone technology, but also the risks and the appropriate steps to take to guard against an unwanted drone entering the airspace of their […]

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 […]