Apr. 26, 2012
What could be the usual company Security Manager‘s worst nightmare? Perhaps a wide open front door with no turnstile and lots of complete strangers strolling in and out unchallenged, able to wander freely all over the building, and not a boundary fence in sight. It‘s not a bad dream; it‘s the daily challenge for hotel and resort security officers who are charged with ensuring their guests safety and security. We look at the tools and methods available to them to provide the service that every guest can rightfully expect. moreApr. 23, 2012
The move towards getting Near Field Communications (NFC) technology into the hands of customers appears inexorable as businesses look at ways of optimising mobile payments and access control technologies. There is still a way to go before the benefits are truly realised but as recent announcements show progress is being made. moreMar. 29, 2012
The Münchner Verkehrsgesellschaft (MVG) provides one of the most modern transport systems in the world. More than 500 million passengers travel every year via bus, tram and six subway lines over a network of 95 kilometers with 100 stations and nearly 580 subway cars. Early in 2008, a call for bids was made to equip the subway trains and streetcars with a video surveillance system. moreMar. 27, 2012
Sebastiano Vento, Export Sales Manager at Sicurit, the Italian security equipment manufacturer, was interviewed by Matthias Erler of GIT-SECURITY.com and asked about his outlook for 2012. His views provide an insight into the integration challenges that lay ahead.
Sebastiano, there are three parameters that are important for perimeter protection systems: the probability of detection, the nuisance alarm rate and the false alarm rate. Which trends do you see in 2012 that will help in balancing these rates with new technologies? moreMar. 23, 2012
The task of planning room usage within a building or factory includes forming secure areas for IT, development departments, archives and other specific industry-related areas. These often change over time and may exceed the capacity of the originally installed access control system. GIT-SECURITY.com spoke with Chris Bone, Vice President Access Control EMEA Assa Abloy, about one of the expansion options. moreMar. 21, 2012
Accrington Academy is a publicly funded secondary school, providing education for 1,150 students aged 11-18 years. The Academy is located in Accrington, Lancashire in the United Kingdom, about an hour northeast of Liverpool, and is home to a diverse population of around 35,000. In 2008, the United Learning Trust began sponsoring the school, along with a number of others, at which time Accrington Academy opened featuring Sports and Mathematics specialisms as well as themes in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and Business and Enterprise. moreMar. 15, 2012
For several months, detailed and meticulous planning, testing and optimizing has been going on almost round the clock.
As a result, Fraport has now been able to replace the Credential Management System in use at Frankfurt Airport with a new system from Primion Technology.
moreMar. 13, 2012
There are several methods to enable the use of video surveillance at night or at low light conditions. The use of thermal cameras is one option, modern IP cameras with more and more light sensitive sensors are another. Nevertheless, if it gets too dark or if you want to get clear video images at farer distances, there is no way around illuminators.