The swift pace of integration is nowhere more profound than in the communications and information technology (IT) sectors. Access-control systems talk to closed-circuit television surveillance and door hardware for instant egress.
If you blink, you may miss something. That's how fast the closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance market is moving these days. But capturing surveillance activities is something CCTV cameras won't miss.
In August 2004, Northeast financial sectors were alerted to possible terrorist activities focused on five specific buildings and areas: the International Monetary Fund and World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C.; the New York Stock Exchange and Citigroup Center in New York; and the Prudential Fi
There's a growing urgency in the development of “green” or “smart” building, and learning to install its energy infrastructure-which is called integrated building systems (IBS) and involves tying together HVAC, electrical, security, lighting and fire alarm systems-could well be a boon to contractors
Modern technology makes it possible that whatever is detected can be electronically reported, and whatever is reported can be remotely monitored, and whatever is remotely monitored can be remotely controlled.
On the scene to protect vital data for hotels, casinos and more Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are some of the new kids on the secured-computing block. While these network-based systems are on the rise, they are still misunderstood and not used nearly enough.
To catch a thief means new wireless technology and other mobile computing. Police work is tough. And the officers can be pretty tough on their equipment, especially the delicate computer and video systems that help them in their daily rounds.
Think that security is the end-all in residential systems? That mindset will get you nowhere today in the home systems market, and most companies know that. Security may be part of a residential system design, but even more importantly homeowners want convenience.
We’re not at Hollywood levels yet, but the new technology is amazing Anyone see the remake of Ocean’s 11? The cocky, clever thieves tap into the surveillance system of a Vegas casino, replacing the real-time images with prerecorded segments in efforts to pull off a heist.
End-users can monitor events and plan responses Standard “tools” in current security and low-voltage equipment and peripherals allow installing contractors to more accurately pinpoint events so the end-user can plan an appropriate response.
In March 2001, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to a pre-qualified list of design-build general contractors to manage the construction project for a new federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. The 598,000-square-foot U.S.
Choices include surveillance, access control and location Safety and security systems for any healthcare facility are complex. There are so many “systems” available that it is quite daunting to decide which ones are worth the investment.
In 2001, PFPC Inc., a leading provider of processing, technology and business solutions to the global investment industry and a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., decided to expand its operations by adding a four-story, 116,000-square-foot worldwide headquarters building to its existi
Variety and innovation mean installation flexibility when it comes to lenses for closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV). That’s just what the end-user needs: a camera and lens that can satisfy whatever the surveillance application dictates.
Covert “007” techniques are possible James Bond, watch out! Now, many of the techniques employed by the action adventure hero turned cultural icon are possible—especially when it comes to closed-circuit television surveillance (CCTV).