Security Integrators

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Integrates Safety, Security And Service

The 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament is bringing 32 national teams and more than 400,000 foreign soccer fans from all over the world to 12 venues in 11 cities in Russia. Fans are crowding into cities including Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan. Given continuing global concerns about terrorism, security is top-of-mind. Protection of the World Cup games in Russia is focusing on an “integrated safety, security and service approach,” according to officials. Combining the term “secur...

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...

How Important Is Packaging In The Commercial Security Market?

High-quality products are the building blocks of successful physical security systems. How they are packaged may sometimes be seen as an unimportant detail or an afterthought. But should it be? Effective packaging can serve many functions, from creating a favorable customer impression to ensuring the product isn’t damaged in transit. Packaging can also contribute to ease of installation. On the negative side, excess packaging can be an environmental concern, especially for customers who ar...

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...

Round table discussions

How Important Is Packaging In The Commercial Security Market?

High-quality products are the building blocks of successful physical security systems. How they are packaged may sometimes be seen as an unimportant detail or an afterthought. But should it be? Effective packaging can serve many functions, from creating a favorable customer impression to ensuring the product isn’t damaged in transit. Packaging can also contribute to ease of installation. On the negative side, excess packaging can be an environmental concern, especially for customers who ar...

Are Integrators And End Users Overwhelmed By Too Many Choices?

Finding the exact right technology to solve an end user’s problem is challenging, but the rewards are great when an integrator gets it right. A wide range of available product types, price levels and added features increases the likelihood of identifying a technology to solve any problem. But with so many technology and product choices in the marketplace, identifying that one solution can be akin to finding a needle in a haystack. We wondered whether a vast range of product choices is alwa...

What Role Does Social Media Play In Promoting Security?

Social media is part of our everyday lives, and increasingly it is also part of the security marketplace. Social media can be used for effective marketing and to communicate with customers, and it can be leveraged as a tool to make us all more secure. Communicating information in a crisis is another role social media can play to promote security. To elaborate on social media’s increasingly vital presence in the security marketplace, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What...