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Security Management With The Convergence Of IP & Physical Security

Examining the road to convergence The use of Internet Protocol (IP) in the security industry is increasing but little is known about the relationship between end users and the merger of traditional physical security and IT otherwise referred to as convergence in the security trade press. Markus Lahtinen of the LUSAX project examines the growth of convergence in the security industry and discusses complexities of this relationship. The LUSAX project at Lund Universit...

PROTECT 2010 Promotes Resiliency Against Natural And Man-made Disasters

PROTECT 2010 promotes enhanced preparedness, response, rescue and recovery mechanisms for firmsIn the light of expected increase in frequency and degree of natural disasters arising from climate change, lifeline institutions such as local governments, schools, hospitals, housing, commercial buildings, and hotels need to pay close attention to preparedness, response, rescue and recovery mechanisms. An exemplary record of safety is equivalent to saving lives. Likewise, critical infrastructures and...

PROTECT 2010 Conference To Promote Partnership Between Government And Business Community For Greater Security

 Preparedness to save lives and swift response to disasters are essential business continuity toolsThe killer earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are reminders to the business community that preparedness to save lives and protect critical infrastructures and data against natural and man-made disasters, swift response and quick recovery are necessary tools to assure business continuity. Companies implementing business continuity or risk reduction strategies better than their rivals strengthen the...

City College Coventry Leads The Way With Converged Security Solution Choosing HID Global’s Crescendo™ Application With ICLASS®

Bringing vision and mission together The college's mission of "Responding to Diversity; Raising the Standard; Taking Education Further," was something reflected in the development and choice of a suitable logical and physical access control solution. Satel Naik, Technical Services Manager, explained that the college had not previously used access control except for a few door code locks. He also identified that there was no information technology (IT) security solution in place. Satel's vision f...

Extending Ethernet Capabilities To Enable Better Network Security Applications

PoE technology allows for safer environments through better security systems Power over Ethernet is both convenient and affordable, says Jonas Rehnberg of ASSA ABLOY Future Labs. The benefits to network security are immense, be it in powering security cameras with added features or enabling better access control systems and intruder deterrents. Hailed as a watershed innovation when first standardized in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a way of supplying electricity to n...

Mass Touchdown For Chinese Aviation Companies At Airport Show 2010

The Airport Show is an event devoted to airport construction, operations, technology and servicesChina is sending a massive contingency of airport ground support equipment, building material supplies providers and other key industry experts to the Airport Show 2010. For the first time, the country will collectively show its presence through a national pavilion.The show, which runs from 25-27 April at the Airport Expo Dubai, attracts some of the world's most influential figures in the sector, and...

Security Sourcing Conference 2010 To Be Held In Beijing This November

Security Sourcing Conference provides security buyers the opportunity to talk to top suppliers 2010 is a high-level conference for buyers to source qualified security suppliers and products in China, held in Beijing on Nov 2 - 4. It focuses on providing global security buyers with the opportunity to talk to top Chinese suppliers for distribution channels, and also for global suppliers to export to China big market. Programmes include "Global buyers sourcing presentation", &qu...

Interoperability Of Building Security Systems: Protocols And Standards

   XML, API and web server offer the ability for interoperability between proprietary software Today's facility executive wants to purchase systems and components from various manufacturers and have those components work together as one system. They want "open systems" that allow the manufacturers to offer new features and add value without locking the owner into a single vendor's proprietary protocols. In short, they want Interoperability.Hirsch Electronics...

Ecosystem Partners Are Made The Stars Of The Milestone Integration Platform Symposium

 Top partners received recognition of their expertise at Milestone Integration Platform SymposiumMilestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software, recently held its 7th annual partner event in the Americas, called MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium). Several hundred participants gathered at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in California, for four days of knowledge sharing with industry speakers, product presentations, workshops and train...

Geutebruck’s Virtualisation Competence Brings Real Benefits For Video Security Systems

 'Hyper-V' virtualisation allows Geutebruck to generate multiple virtual servers on a single piece of hardwareBack in 2008 when Geutebruck achieved Microsoft Gold Partner status, it had already demonstrated exceptional expertise in producing software solutions and in designing and implementing networking infrastructure solutions.  In January 2010, following more specialist training for staff, and the submission of references from satisfied customers whose video security systems were pr...

Integrated IP Video Surveillance Solution From Overland Storage And Mobotix Lowers Deployment Costs

 Overland Storage and Mobotix have reduced implementation time by 50% with their integrated solutionOverland Storage, Inc., a leading, global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, and Mobotix AG, the technology leader for high resolution network camera systems, today introduced a unified management console that simplifies the deployment of world class video surveillance and archive solutions featuring Mobotix IP network camera systems and Overland's award-winning family of SnapServer...

The Future Of Intelligent Doors

  HID and Abloy UK are creating the future of intelligent doors At IFSEC 2009, ASSA Abloy launched Hi-O, a new concept for electronic door solutions that improves and simplifies the installation, service and upgrade of access control systems and allows end users to create the first truly "intelligent doors". SourceSecurity.com spoke with Matt Thomas, Managing Director of Abloy UK, and Ian Compton, Director of Sales for UK, IE and Nordics for HID Global, to find out more ab...

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