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  • 5 innovations that make video surveillance more effective

    Posted June 17, 2014 - 9:33 pm

    Criminals get a little more sophisticated every day. Fortunately, so does video surveillance technology. Here are five options to consider for your business, no matter the size.
  • Single system melds physical security monitoring for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Posted September 26, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Boston-based healthcare provider known for clinical and research expertise in fighting cancer, found a way to unify analog and IP video systems and other physical security controls into a common management platform.
  • How to deploy IP cameras in your small business

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Deterring would-be criminals and resolving disputes rank among the benefits derived from setting up IP cameras to keep an eye on your business. Here are some guidelines and recommendations on what to look for in a network camera solution.
  • Critical infrastructure protection: Maybe thinking good thoughts will make us safe

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:20 pm

    President Obama has followed the Senate's lead and wimped out on protecting our critical infrastructure
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    Protect your assets: A buying guide to office security systems

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 8:53 am

    We talk frequently about cybersecurity, discussing how to protect your business's data by using strong passwords, deploying antimalware utilities, and keeping your computers safe with the latest patches and updates. This time, the focus is on premises security, or protecting your business's physical assets from burglary and vandalism.
  • Making the case for preventing workplace violence

    Posted March 22, 2012 - 7:14 am

    According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, the rate of nonfatal workplace violence declined by 35 percent from 2002-2009. But, despite the decline, a recent survey conducted for AlliedBarton Security Services found over half of Americans employed outside their homes (52 percent) have witnessed, heard about or have experienced a violent event or an event that can lead to violence at their workplace.
  • Security at the scene of the crime

    Posted January 30, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Do homeowners feel the need for extra security if their property was once the scene of a terrible crime? We went to some of L.A.'s most notorious crime scenes in search of answers.
  • Why physical security matters, even in the cloud

    Posted October 26, 2011 - 11:14 am

    Malicious insiders are among the to threats to cloud computing. This serves as a good reminder that old-fashioned physical security issues require a lot of attention when you're considering a cloud service provider.
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    MIT Media Lab tracks researchers, visitors

    Posted October 25, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    New tracking technology inside the MIT Media Lab monitors everything from office thermostats, to social media buzz to the location of workers.
  • Video surveillance: March to megapixel IP cameras continues

    Posted September 12, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    The global economic downturn is apparently having no major effect on the market for IP video surveillance cameras and other equipment, as sales remain strong worldwide. Meanwhile, the technology continues to evolve, and the emergence of high-definition (HD) video and megapixel resolution are among the more prominent trends in video surveillance.
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    New baggage screening system at LAX promises more effcient, safer travel

    Posted April 2, 2011 - 11:11 pm

    Los Angeles International Airport stepped up its baggage screening capabilities with the addition of new equipment for checked luggage. Called Siemens Apron Baggage Screening, the system can detect explosives and divert questionable bags for further screening.
  • Nobody's Watching Your Business? Security Systems Can

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 12:29 pm

    Need to watch your business 24/7? It's impossible for any one person to do the job, but a digital security system can show you what's happening in your office or store no matter where you are.
  • Vodafone cell customers cut off after late-night burglary

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 3:50 pm

    Somewhere between 100,000 and seven million customers were cut off after thieves stole a raft of high-end switches.
  • Vodafone in network outage following data center break-in

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    Thieves broke into a Vodafone data center in Basingstoke last night, stealing network equipment and bringing about an outage for many of the company’s customers across the UK.
  • COAC is a security risk for the US

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 12:10 pm

    Dr. Jim Giermanski explains why he thinks the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC) needs changes in order to effectively secure U.S. ports and borders.
  • What it's like to respond to a bomb threat

    Posted December 22, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Fredrick Foster, vice president with Andrews International, is an authority on recognition and response to potential violence.
  • What it's like to avoid Improvised Explosive Devices

    Posted November 22, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    In a military career that spanned almost two decades, Michael Smith worked in defense communications as a Russian linguist and was assigned to war-torn countries. He was in intelligence for several years, and after his active duty he joined the Army National Guard and was an Infantry Squad Leader for more than six years. While serving in the National Guard in 2004, he was deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and spent countless hours on patrol in treacherous parts of the country where locals weren't always friendly, and hidden bombs were a constant threat.
  • Report: One in eight malware attacks come via USB

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Most security pros are rightfully obsessed with about bad guys breaking in via the network. But are you ignoring the little gadgets walking into your office in someone's pocket?
  • DHS simulates terror attack in subway systems

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 10:58 am

    In 1995, the subway system in Tokyo was the target of a domestic terrorism attack involving a potent gas called sarin, a chemical weapon that can cause neurological damage and even death. In five coordinated incidents, members of a radical-religious group known as Aum Shinrikyo released the sarin gas on five trains in the Tokyo subway system. The attack killed 12 commuters, seriously injured 54 and affected 980 more who experienced some health effect. The lesson learned in the tragedy was that chemical agents have the potential do widespread damage -- and a subway system provides an ideal environment for dangerous gas to travel fast.
  • How physical, IT security sides can work together

    Posted September 13, 2010 - 9:00 pm

    A physical security specialist teams up with an IT security specialist to outline a more potent defense. From the CSO Security Standard event in New York.
  • Security at the Little League World Series

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 2:19 pm

    While the Little League World Series may conjure up images of family fun and young athletes at the top of their game, putting all the pieces together is certainly no small feat, particularly when it comes to security.
  • Happy vacation! Security at tourist spots

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:54 pm

    From museums and monuments, to theme parks and movie studios, there are different and unique challenges to securing each type of site.
  • Covert investigations 3: covert surveillance setup

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 11:13 am

    With our new low lux camera and high resolution, 30 fps DVR delivered to the office after reading Covert investigations: cameras and recording devices, it's time to catch our finger-painting bad guy who is still targeting the late night halls of the corporate office.
  • 15 must-listen podcasts for security pros

    Posted July 1, 2010 - 7:52 am

    Want to keep up-to-date on the latest security trends -- without straining your eyes? Tune in to one (or several) of the 15 podcasts listed here.
  • How security professionals monitor their kids

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    Cell phones, texting, IM, email, Facebook, MySpace--kids are interconnected today in ways hardly imagined two decades ago. But these technology-based communication platforms also enable new forms of an age-old parenting strategy: monitoring your kids. Who are they talking to? What are they talking about? Are they going where they said they are going?

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