This event was originally held on November 2, 2022 and is now available for on demand viewing.
Sponsor: National Monitoring Center & The CMOOR Group
Duration: 1 Hour
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For years, standard perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS) have relied on technologies like fences, visible surveillance cameras, security lighting, barbed wire, and access control; however, evolving threats to the perimeter seem to have outpaced these tried-and-true security devices, as more and more critical infrastructure sites have reported perimeter breaches.
Evolving PIDS systems to meet a variety of perimeter threats is especially important for critical infrastructure sites in the United States. As the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent crises have proven, because of the interconnectedness of nearly every global system, it is now true that the failure of any mission critical facility can prove catastrophic. Whether it be a data center, hospital, airport, or oil well, this applies to mission critical facilities of all kinds both in the U.S. and across the globe.
As threats to physical perimeters proliferate, the responsibility will fall on security professionals to design end-to-end, future proofed PIDS capable of detecting, classifying and deterring threats long before they are able to reach an end user’s perimeter. The most powerful multilayered PIDS, today, integrate multiple, complementary sensors for the most reliable threat recognition and response that not only streamlines intrusion detection, visual verification, and threat mitigation, but also an investment in a system that is built to evolve as future threats emerge.
Our panel of experts will discuss some of the more advanced and emerging technologies systems integrators are implementing for end-user organizations. These include:
- Why should you consider using high-resolution radar designed to accurately detect personnel and vehicles?
- How pairing multi-spectral cameras featuring visible and high-definition thermal sensors with radar can provide immense benefits for active operators.
- As many threats to perimeters can quickly shift position, it is critical to be able to deploy tracking capabilities as an end-to-end, multilayered PIDS that incorporates video analytics and AI.
- Though protecting a physical perimeter on the ground level is vital, it is just as important to equip a mission critical PIDS to mitigate threats from the air, so how do you effectively integrate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as drones into your plan?
Sean A. Ahrens, M.A., CPP, FSyl, CSC, BSCP
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Sean Ahrens is a well-known security industry leader whose achievements span the globe. Specializing in long-term organizational resilience and security technology innovation, Sean facilitates threat, risk, vulnerability, loss, and shrinkage audits and analyses for a wide range of facility types. He develops advanced physical, technological, and operational security controls for high-profile clientele and iconic projects both nationally and abroad.
Often engaged for his extensive experience and industry knowledge, Sean provides thought leadership in workplace violence prevention, intervention and mediation, resiliency, master planning, risk/threat/vulnerability assessment, and security technology design. His expertise includes regulatory policies and procedures, surveillance, control center design, convergence, physical security information management, access control, door hardware, intrusion detection force protection, and pedestrian and vehicle screening technologies. Sean’s professional competencies further include higher-level threats and vulnerabilities involving domestic terrorism, workplace violence, and sabotage via chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear modalities.
Brent Martina currently serves as President of Tusco, one of the nation’s leading design-build perimeter security contractors specializing in physical & electronic security as well as service and maintenance support. Mr. Martina has over 10 years of experience in both security and general contracting. He earned an undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College in Business Administration & Economics, as well as a Master’s Degree in Building Construction from Auburn University. Tusco has a successful track record in security program work with the US federal government including FBI & DOD, professional and college sports venues, data centers, as well the industrial and utility industry. Brent’s recent project experience with Tusco includes Mercedes Benz Stadium (Atlanta, GA), Google and Master Card Data Centers (Misc. Locations), FBI (Misc. Locations), and Southern Company (Misc. Locations).
The CMOOR Group
A highly accomplished executive with 35 years of experience across the physical security, fire, life safety, and L&D industries. Connie strives to leverage her extensive cross-industry expertise and broad business skillset. She offers a unique insight as a highly successful woman executive as well and has expertise in sales, marketing, eLearning, product certification, state licensing, and security industry compliance.
In her current role as the CEO of The CMOOR Group, Connie leads the overall executive vision and oversees product development and implementation of strategic plans to facilitate growth. Since founding the company in 2000, she has led CMOOR to be an industry-recognized business, achieving sustainable profitability and personally securing contracts with Fortune 500 companies.
Connie focuses her energies on building a better business, serving customers more effectively, and providing innovative solutions to clients, all while keeping integrity at the forefront of what she does,
Connie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Louisville and has served on the board of a 501 (c) 3, as the Executive Director of School Dangers Organization from 2017-2018. She is an active member of ASIS, The Monitoring Association, SIA, Moms in Security Global Outreach, ATD, the Learning Guild, and NAWBO. Connie now serves as a mentor to young women in STEM career paths through the #IAmAWomanInSTEM initiative and serves as a Board Member for a local non-profit. She is also a guest editor for several security industry magazines, writing articles on training, licensing, compliance, and security continuing education.
Moderator: Steve Lasky