Unwanted alarm drops are a nuisance, and police departments across the nation are working toward a solution. Alarm companies and equipment manufacturers also are working to reduce or eliminate false alarms in a variety of ways.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee is teaming up with five nearby counties to buy a network of portable video surveillance cameras to keep an eye on crowds at big public events. Milwaukee and the five counties will share in the possession and operation of the cameras.
Security is serious business, and most of the men and women who work in physical security treat it as such. However, there are times when loose talk out of shop can cause serious security breaches for a contractor’s commercial and institutional clients.
There is a destination in Milwaukee’s Menomonee River Valley for those who want to try their luck in a setting more upbeat than fire station bingo, but less glittery than Las Vegas: the Potawatomi Bingo and Casino.
Based on my visit to ISC West 2008, I have the impression that security is one of the fastest growing areas of integrated building systems. While the general construction industry marketplace may have slowed in the past year, security demand has maintained a steady growth since Sept. 11, 2001.
According to Computer Business Review, University of Portsmouth researchers are working on a three-year project to incorporate artificial intelligence capabilities into visual recognition software that would enable CCTV cameras to turn in the direction of a certain sound and capture it in about 300
According to Security Systems News, IMS Research, a UK-based supplier of market research and consultancy services on a broad range of global electronics markets, is changing its earlier predictions regarding the expansion of the network video surveillance market in the United States, due to the coun
Visitors to Walt Disney World, whether veterans or first-timers, have their fingerprints scanned as a security precaution upon entry. Some worried visitor’s faces indicate how fearful so many of us have become about our personal and private information.
There are an estimated 17,500 museums in the United States. Approximately 21 percent are small museums with operating budgets of $150,000 or less, and 9 percent are large museums with operating budgets of $9 million or more.
There's a real need for authorities to receive timely, accurate information when an alarm occurs. Police officers respond more effectively when they’re armed with the exact sensor location that causes an alarm.
Perhaps one of the most critical—and least noticed—supporting roles in the nation’s ongoing defense effort against possible terrorist attacks is being played behind the scenes by the elec-trical contractors who install the security systems in and around our ports and adjacent transportation centers
Robbery is a serious offense commonly associated with crimes of violence by the FBI. According to the agency, there were 447,403 robberies during 2006, a 7.2 percent increase over the previous year. In terms of dollars and cents, this represents a loss of $567 million.
In the face of a continuing terrorist threat, security measures at airports are constantly being updated and expanded.
The responsibility for protecting airports is shared between the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and specific air-ports.
Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using biometric identification technology in their identity-management systems. Biometric fingerprint technology is the most mature and commonly used type for most applications.
Biometrics is one of the fastest growing technologies in the access control industry. Advances in data processing, systems integration, biometric technology and smart card manufacturing makes identifying people much easier.