Barriers

2017 Security Trends: Lone Wolf Terror Encourages Vehicle Access Control System Installations

With the changing “lone wolf” style of terrorism, there will be a trend toward many more installations of vehicle access control systems and smaller numbers of units. Where a university, military base or airport might have 20-plus systems scattered among its grounds, there will be a growing number of smaller applications needing one, two or three systems. These will include customers such as primary and secondary education facilities; pedestrian locations such as shopping malls, co...

New Delta Crash Rated TB100 Portable Bollard System Will Counteract Vehicle Terrorism

Delta Scientific, a manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, has announced that its new patent pending crash rated TB100 portable bollard system will let law enforcement and other security providers promptly block access to temporary venues where vehicles can be used as weapons against large numbers of pedestrians. Individual portable bollards provide vehicle barricades in applications such as heavily traveled narrow walkways and r...

Hikvision And Paxton Integrate ANPR With Access Control To Create Seamless Vehicle Entry System

Hikvision has announced the successful integration of the Hikvision automatic license plate recognition system into the Paxton’s Net2 access control system, which will provide a host of benefits to installers and integrators which can in turn be passed onto their end-user customers. Controlling Gates And Barriers Working in a stand-alone environment or as part of a wider Hikvision solution this integration allows legacy and new Hikvision ANPR systems to be operated seamlessly from t...

New ATG Access Vehicle Barrier System Set To Make Streets Safer Following Terrorist Attacks

A British-designed road block system, which can withstand the force of a 5,500lbs vehicle traveling at 30mph, is headed to the United States in response to last week’s New York City terrorist attack in Manhattan. ATG Access Surface Guard Surface Guard has been developed by ATG Access, an innovator of bollard and vehicle barrier systems. Surface Guard is the first system of its kind designed to protect pedestrians from targeted vehicle attacks, and meets the latest international standards...

Hesco Launches New Security Barrier TERRABLOCK To Minimize Impact Of Hostile Vehicles

The latest security product from Hesco has been launched: Available in five specifications, TERRABLOCK is a security barrier which is designed to minimize the impact of hostile vehicles, protecting both civilians and critical infrastructure. Protecting The Public Hesco have been providing innovative security solutions since 1991, working to protect some of the most hostile environments around the world, and their new launch adds to their extensive security offering. Five years in the making,...

How To Choose A Security Entrance That Fulfills Customer Security Goals

Security and systems integrators across the nation are recommending and providing long-term security solutions to their customers. But when it comes to physical security entrances, integrators can easily fall into the trap of simply fulfilling an end user’s exact request without much pushback. Why? We believe the complexity and variety of entrances available makes it difficult to consult on the best solution, but also because there are a lot of assumptions at play. Determining The Correct...

Round Table Discussions

What Is The Biggest Mistake Customers Make When Buying And Installing Security Systems?

Sometimes you see it coming and want to scream out: “Don’t do that.” We all make mistakes, but it’s hard to sit and watch others as they go down the wrong path. It’s especially difficult when the errant party is a customer, and when their wrong move might somehow end up reflecting badly on you as a technology or security systems provider. Much better to anticipate the problem by expecting the possible mistake before it happens. We asked this week’s Expert Pane...

How Does Globalization Impact The Physical Security Marketplace?

There’s almost no such thing as a local business anymore. Even the smallest of entrepreneurs find they have immediate access to a global marketplace via the Internet, and larger companies continue to find new ways to maximize their successes throughout the world. We asked our panelists this week to comment on how they see globalization impacting the physical security market. Their broad-ranging responses emphazis the opportunities and challenges of succeeding the global marketplace.

What is the most underutilized technology in the security marketplace and why?

We all like hearing about the latest and greatest technologies, but how well are we using the technologies we have? We asked our panelists to reflect on opportunities to maximize the benefits of using common technologies in the marketplace, specifically to point out ways to garner more value from existing products. Underutilizing existing technology capabilities are a waste of money, aren’t they?