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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 […]

Healthcare Security: What to Look for in a Security Integrator Partner

By Brent Balkcom, MPM, PSP, Security Control Systems, Inc. Chris Vanderbles, Manager of Technical Services, Security Control Systems, Inc. When it comes to security, you can’t put a price tag on a well-integrated system that meets your needs. In a healthcare setting, even more logistics must be taken into account, from maintaining a sterile environment […]

Extreme Conditions: Can Your Surveillance Cameras Handle It?

By Henry Olivares Did you know that installing a surveillance camera directly in the sunlight can shorten its lifespan and impact how well it performs? Extreme weather situations, such as the hot sun or sub zero temperatures, can play a role as to whether or not a surveillance system will work properly when faced with […]

4 Questions to Ask When Selecting an Access Control System

By Joe Liguori Decisions. Decisions. Sometimes there are too many of them to make when you are managing a business. Who should you hire to provide IT support if you don’t have an IT person on staff? Which vendor should you use to provide office supplies? And, should you use a Mac or PC? These […]

A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting University Facilities

By Trae Padilla, Vision Security In many ways, college campuses are much like a hospital environment because they both accommodate a large volume of people who require access to a number of public spaces. Today, many colleges operate on a 24/7 schedule, with buildings that are open and accessible to students nearly every day of […]

Beyond Airport Security: Securing Mass Transit Facilities

By David Sime and Hyong Cho Mass transportation presents a special challenge when it comes to determining security issues. These facilities need to develop the means to protect a constantly changing and large population of passengers and unlike airports these facilities often have hundreds of points of entry and exit on multiple modes—buses, subways, light […]

Low Cost to High Cost IP Cameras – Getting the Most Out of Your IP Cameras

by Steve Morefield The sheer number and different types of surveillance cameras available on the market today can be overwhelming, even to the most seasoned security industry professional. That’s why it’s important to understand the difference between the different cameras, their capabilities and benefits they provide. One way to look at IP cameras is to […]

Hosted Visitor Management – Low Cost Security Alternative

By Joshua Cummings, VTI Security Just as a homeowner wants to know who is coming into their home, private businesses also want to be able to track visitors and outside vendors.They want to know who is coming into the corporate office, when the person arrived, and where that person specifically went. Recent security concerns have […]