Campus Safety & Security
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit:Noel Hendrickson
If security is not a profit center but still has value, how do you position corporate security to be that business enabler?
Security Executives

Can Corporate Security be a Profit Center?

Aug. 8, 2022
Security leaders can demonstrate their value by first mastering the concepts of knowing their business and risk
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit: ismagilov
Although edge video surveillance solutions seem like the next greatest trend in security, it is not a one solution fits all situation.
Video Surveillance

Use Cases for Edge-Based Video Surveillance and How to Keep It Secure

A continued migration towards cloud-based and analytic-heavy video systems drives technology
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit:Digital Vision
As devices become more disparate across the network, security professionals must create a secure infrastructure for them all to reside.
Security Executives

The Final Race to the Edge

Aug. 8, 2022
What this will mean for the evolution of security devices in the industry
Courtesy of Getty Images
Many lessons were learned in the Columbine shooting in 1999 and numerous new policies and procedures were created. However, to effectively meet the challenges of an active shooter event, personnel require training and equipment.
Physical Hardening

How to Respond and Recover From an Active Shooter Event

If prevention is not the endgame, then formulating a comprehensive risk assessment and security plan must
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit:SDI Productions
We all have a duty and an obligation to equip our personnel with specific communications and script messaging techniques to become “professional communicators.”
Security Executives

The Transformation of Public Safety and Security on College Campuses

Aug. 8, 2022
Like the traditional workplace, the workplace climate for police departments has changed dramatically

More content from JULY-AUGUST 2022

John McCumber
Security Executives

A Tale of Monsters and Impending Doom

Aug. 8, 2022
Ahhh – summer holidays are here. This week, I was sitting poolside at a resort in Key West, Florida, the southernmost town in the continental United States and a testament to ...
Mike Howard
Security Executives

Inspirational Leadership in Napa

Aug. 8, 2022
A few years ago, my wife and I, along with some great friends from the Seattle area, took a trip to Napa, California for a weekend of wine tasting and fine dining. We were blessed...
Ray Bernard, PSP CHS-III, is the principal consultant for Ray Bernard Consulting Services (RBCS)
Access Control

The Door Naming Challenge

Aug. 8, 2022
Naming doors is not usually a simple task for multi-building sites or multi-site security systems
Lasky Gsx1
Security Executives

Can We Fix a Disjointed Approach to School Security?

Aug. 8, 2022
I have been writing about school shootings for more than two decades. As heinous and bone-crushing as each of them are, the most recent (up until this writing that is) in Uvalde...
Access Control Trends & Technology is an annual bonus publication to Security Business magazine and Security Technology Executive magazine.
Access & Identity

Access Control Trends & Technology 2022

July 11, 2022
A bonus publication to Security Business, Security Technology Executive and Locksmith Ledger magazines.
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit: AndreyPopov
More people are using their smartphones now more than ever to open doors.
Access & Identity

The Growing Mobile Revolution in Access Control

July 11, 2022
Mobile credentials are slowly but surely becoming the next technology disrupter in access control
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit: Zephyr18
The ubiquitous smartphone brings immense potential for new access control uses and better integration in our daily lives.
Access & Identity

New Standards Help Deliver a Mobile Future for Access Control

July 11, 2022
The mobile workforce is here to stay creating a challenge for security to adapt
Courtesy of Getty Images
PACS deployed across large-scale corporate campuses generate thousands of alerts a day, with more than 90% reporting as false alerts.
Access Control

AI in Security: The New Era of Access Control

July 11, 2022
Innovations in computer vision and AI can be augmented to create an efficient and actionable approach to perimeter security
Courtesy of HID Global
The growing adoption of physical access control systems to monitor occupancy data is just one of the many unexpected outcomes of the global pandemic.
Access & Identity

The Current State of Physical Access Control Technology

July 11, 2022
The growing adoption of physical access control systems to monitor occupancy data is just one of the outcomes of the global pandemic
Courtesy of BigStock.com -- Copyright: AndreyPopov
Many opportunities abound in small access control applications.
Door Hardware

Small Access Control Jobs are Big Business

July 11, 2022
Most access control systems cover fewer than eight doors
Courtesy of Getty Images -- Credit: Jakarin2521
In reality, most legacy access control providers have been focused on today only, so in turn, so do the features and roadmap of their products.
Access Control

How to Future-Proof Enterprise Access Control

July 11, 2022
What used to be a slow-moving technology space is rapidly evolving as use cases expand
(Photo courtesy stokkete/bigstockphoto.com)
Analysts at the research firm Gartner predict that by 2024, 75% of CEOs will be held personally liable for security incidents that occur within their organization.
Security Executives

Cyber-Physical Ignorance is No Longer a Defense

June 29, 2022
How to protect yourself and your organization from costly security oversights
(Image courtesy Eakrin.Ras/bigstockphoto.com)
Access chaos existed before the latest access control trends were introduced and will exist long after. Adding in the velocity of personnel changes in today’s workplace, due to both the growing number of movers, leavers, joiners and the new hybrid workforce, access chaos will only increase in complexity.
Access Control

How to Define and Overcome 'Access Chaos'

June 8, 2022
Despite recent tech advancements in PACS, back-end operations remain largely unchanged
(Image courtesy ronniechua/bigstockphoto.com)
School security experts say it is time to start holding administrators responsible for safety on their campuses among other recommendations in the wake of this week's mass shooting at Ross Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
School Security

Robb Elementary Shooting a Watershed Moment for School Security

May 25, 2022
Experts discuss the tragedy and its implications for the larger industry moving forward
(Image courtesy World Image/bigstockphoto.com)
Facial recognition as a credential is the ideal solution for organizations looking to deploy the most current, accurate, and rapid technology while simultaneously enhancing the user experience in most access control applications.
Facial Recognition Solutions

5 reasons why faces are superior access control credentials

May 4, 2022
Improved accuracy and benefits provided by today's facial recognition tech make it an ideal primary access control authentication tool
Courtesy of BigStock.com
A Pew Research Center survey found that 59 percent of U.S. teens have personally experienced cyberbullying of some kind.
Computer and Network Security Hardware

Keeping students safe in an increasingly digital world

April 12, 2022
How to consider IT issues when selecting a safety and filter solution for schools
(Image courtesy ismagilov/bigstockphoto.com)
Smart City Video Surveillance
Video Surveillance

Why smart cities will accelerate video's move to the cloud

Nov. 26, 2021
Increased data volumes, advancements in wireless communications push on-premises surveillance to its limits