Entries by SNBlog

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 […]

Securing the IT Closet

By Craig Jarrett Silicon Valley was ahead of the curve 15 to 20 years ago when it recognized the importance of securing the IT closet. Today, the rest of the business world is finally catching up, understanding that it is critical to ensure the servers that run a business are just as secure as the […]

Is the Adoption of Facial Recognition Technology on the Rise?

By David Alessandrini Facial recognition technology continues to draw the attention of security professionals who are looking to deploy the latest security solutions that marries video surveillance with high-tech analytical capabilities. Thanks to more manufacturers entering this market and technological advancements, there are multiple solutions from which to choose, the cost has decreased and the […]

How Security Plays a Pivotal Role to Protect Patients in Behavioral Health Facilities

By John Krumme, CPP Security in healthcare settings is not a new concept. Many hospitals today boast a robust security system that includes hundreds of surveillance cameras and an access control system to monitor activity and ensure that only authorized individuals gain access to sensitive areas. However, sometimes authorized individuals can pose the greatest threat. […]

Beyond Surveillance in Retail

By John Krumme, CPP Video surveillance products have been a long time-staple of loss prevention directors in the retail market. Shoplifting, sweet hearting, slip and falls, product contamination or tampering, and armed robbery are all age-old problems. Some of the very first closed-circuit television cameras were installed in the late 1970’s to help grocery stores […]

The Value of a Trusted, National Level Systems Integrator

By David Alessandrini As more and more businesses grow outside their local footprint, many are finding it is critical to forge relationships with business partners who can serve them across multiple geographic locations. This can be a simple as wanting to use the same internet provider for 10 offices located in multiple states to contracting […]

How to Protect Your Security Network and Business from Hackers

By Bill Hirdler, Technical Support Manager, MidCo Inc. Cyber threats aren’t tangible, so it is no wonder there has been an increase in cyber attacks given the rise of the Internet of Things. When it comes to protecting your business, employees and assets, there are a few precautions that should be taken into account, ranging from […]

Find Your Focus: How to Choose the Best Camera for the Job

By Mark Guzan From dome, to bullet, to panoramic cameras, there are more surveillance camera options on the market today than ever before. With expanding camera functionalities, how does a security director decide which camera is right for their facility? Ask yourself: Why are we putting a camera here? An important part of choosing a […]

How Multi-Sensor Cameras Are Changing the Surveillance Landscape

By Tyler Graham Surveillance cameras are perhaps one of the most visible aspects of a security system to the general public. They are mounted to the exterior of buildings, along long corridors in healthcare facilities and schools and throughout the interior of retail stores. However, in recent years, the number of surveillance cameras being deployed […]