Network / IP security

Advantages And Pitfalls Of Electronic Locking Solutions

The concept of door locks means something totally different in our current age of smarter buildings that house data-driven businesses. Hardware locks and keys are still around, but they co-exist with a brave new world of electronic locks, wireless locks, networked systems, and smarter access control. Locks can also increasingly be a part of a smart building’s flow of data. The opportunities of these new technologies and approaches are significant, but there are also pitfalls. I heard an in...

IFSEC International 2018 To Reflect Increased Convergence Of Physical And Cyber Security

With IFSEC International fast approaching, 27,000 security professionals are preparing to come together at London’s ExCel to share the latest technology and best practices in the physical security industry. Last year’s show reflected the latest trends shaking the security market, including Big Data and cybersecurity. This year, we can expect speakers and exhibitors to develop these themes in line with recent developments. The industry will need to respond to end users’ questio...

Matrox showcases Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder at InfoComm 2018

Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Matrox Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder appliance. Leveraging the same industry-leading core technology as the multi-award-winning Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K enterprise encoders, Maevex 6120 delivers simultaneous dual 4K input capture, stream, and record—with options to stream and record even more channels in different configurations—all on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. At InfoComm 2018, Matrox will be de...

Matrox Graphics Launches Extio 3 Series IP KVM Extenders At InfoComm 2018

Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce that Matrox Extio 3 Series IP KVM extenders are now available. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are the world’s first to deliver unrivalled 4Kp60 4:4:4 video performance—alongside extended keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0, and audio—at unprecedented low bitrates on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. At InfoComm 2018, Extio 3 N3408 4K/quad-monitor and Extio 3 N3208 dual-monitor IP KVM extenders will showcase their class-leading extension and sw...

Senstar Symphony VMS Supports GDPR Compliance To Meet Data Privacy Regulations

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now in effect, Senstar is pleased to confirm its Symphony video management software (VMS) provides a set of privacy-related features that support organizations with GDPR compliance while maintaining situational awareness and operator efficiency.  General Data Protection Regulations The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) apply to all European Union members as well as all foreign companies that process EU res...

Open Platform Security Solutions: Managing Customer Expectations

It’s not hard to see why more and more locations are requesting security solutions that operate on an open system. Selecting products and platforms that utilize open standards—Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), HTTP, IEEE, RESTful APIs, etc.—provide additional levels of interoperability, scalability and versatility that give organizations the flexibility they want to be proactive with safety and security. Unfortunately, creating the right solution today isn’t quite as si...

Round table discussions

What Are The Benefits Of Case Studies As A Marketing Tool In Physical Security ?

Knowledge shared among peers is often afforded more credibility than information from manufacturers. An approximation of that principle is at work in the use of case studies as marketing tools in the physical security industry. Case studies are aimed at telling real-world success stories – from actual customers – about how various technologies are used to accomplish security goals and make the world a safer place. But how useful are they? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Round...

What Are The Challenges Of Body-worn Cameras For The Security Industry?

Body-worn cameras are becoming more common every day, driven both by needs of the marketplace and technology developments. However, questions remain about the usefulness of the devices, and their future role in promoting safety and security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the challenges of body-worn cameras for the security industry?

How Does The IT Department Influence Security Purchases?

In recent years, information technology (IT) departments at end user companies have often been seen as adversaries of traditional security departments – or, at least, as a thorn in their side. One of the issues is territorial: As physical security products have migrated to use of Internet protocols and the network infrastructure, the IT and security departments have clashed – erm… make that interacted – more and more often. New realities such as cybersecurity have made i...