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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 […]

Leveraging Technology to Prevent Internal Shrink

By Steve Morefield Retailers lose billions of dollars every year—$44 billion in 2014, in fact—to various forms of inventory shrink. Employee/internal theft accounted for 34.5 percent of the loss, according to the 2015 National Retail Security Survey, just a bit behind shoplifting, which logged in at 38 percent. Internal theft is probably the most difficult […]

Protecting Public Spaces: Video Surveillance Everywhere

By Bill Hogan Security for outdoor spaces is nothing new – the feasibility of wireless and solar applications now means that our outdoor parking lots, parks and other public spaces can be fully monitored regardless of their specific location or access to a fiber network. Now, more and more municipalities want to enhance and provide […]