• Building a winning project team for physical security installations

    By Darnell Washington, CISSP - Monday September 23, 2013
    In building a winning project team for physical security installations, lead project managers must carefully assess the skills of the project team to insure that proper representation of stakeholders is present, with a clear delineation of the roles and...
  • As the security industry evolves, the same principles exist

    By Rob Phillips - Tuesday September 17, 2013
    A recent comprehensive study by ASIS International and the Institute of Finance and Management (IOFM) shows a booming market for security. It’s $350 billion, to be exact, according to "The United States Security Industry: Size and Scope, Insights...
  • Where is America 12 years after the 9-11 attacks?

    By Steve Lasky - Friday September 13, 2013
    It has been an interesting week when you consider that a majority of the headlines are still being shaped by events that occurred 12 years ago. Of course I’m referring to the tragic events of September 11, 2001 when our country was invaded by cowardly...
  • A new age in back-to-school safety

    By Rob Phillips - Monday September 2, 2013
    Parents are sending their kids back to school with fears they never imagined during their own childhood. No longer are traditional bullies and playground safety their chief concerns. School shootings have become a horrific threat on campuses – not a new...
  • New network authentication protocols set to take effect for law enforcement

    By Darnell Washington, CISSP - Friday August 9, 2013
    Many information security officers within the law enforcement community have recently had many discussions with regards to security and which elements of identification and authentication constitutes compliance as acceptable forms to access sensitive...
  • The turning point of IP video's tipping point

    By Steve Lasky - Friday August 9, 2013
    In September of 2005, a group of security editors from around the world sat in a conference room at the Lund, Sweden headquarters of Axis Communications and listened while Ray Mauritsson, the company’s CEO told us we had reached a 'tipping point' of...
  • Is Big Data just another over-hyped buzz word for physical security users?

    By Steve Lasky - Thursday July 25, 2013
    I recently started a conversation on my LinkedIn page regarding the impact Big Data is having among practicing security professionals. The discussion has been intelligent and engaging. Big Data is certainly big news these days and some of the comments...
  • 7 tips for a security sales rep

    By Rob Phillips - Tuesday July 16, 2013
    Are you training new security salespeople? Are you a new business owner yourself? The following tips can help your sales team represent themselves and your brand the right way. They don’t get much time to start with; research says people typically...
  • AT&T digs deep with 'Digital Life'

    By Deborah L. O'Mara - Wednesday July 3, 2013
    Some may take exception to the fact that telecommunications stalwart AT&T has entered security and home automation in a big way with its Digital Life services. There’s reason for the industry’s trepidation. AT&T has a huge existing customer base and...
  • The Onion steps over the line

    By Paul Rothman - Tuesday July 2, 2013
    This time they went too far… No, I have not joined the ranks of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Congressman John Fleming, or the online version of China's Communist Party newspaper — my eyes are wide open and I’m no “victim” of satire. Today...