Security training

How To Make School Security Effective And Unobtrusive For Students

Schools today are charged to provide an environment that is both safe and conducive to learning, which can be difficult considering the range of security incidents and challenges they face, including bullying, fights, graffiti, theft and more. In addition to working within often tight budgetary constraints, a main challenge is to provide the highest level of security in an aesthetically pleasing way that doesn’t make students feel as if they are in prison. While these two needs may seem...

Milestone Systems Features Among ‘100 Best Companies To Work For In Oregon’

Milestone Systems, a provider of open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has beenfeatu voted again as one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon’. Oregon Business Magazine’s annual list and company ranking are based on anonymously answered employee surveys covering many areas of employer performance. “We had great participation from our Beaverton employees responding to the survey,” said Rachelle Basaraba, Human Resources Manager, Mil...

How The Convergence Of Physical Security And Cybersecurity Will Benefit Businesses

The physical security industry is rapidly changing, ever evolving, and one that is growing faster than most other sectors of the greater global market. The latest research shows that the forecasted growth rates will be a compound average growth rate (CAGR) of 7.2% and a total market revenue opportunity of $41.27B through 2022. These economic indicators make the industry a very attractive investment for entrepreneurs and for investment from large corporations from other industries. At ISC West 2...

Avigilon Supports End Users And Integrators With New Demonstration And Training Facility In UK

Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, recently announced the opening of its new demonstration and training facility in Windsor, Berkshire to support end users and integrators. Demonstration Of Products And Solutions Located just steps from the historic Windsor Castle and River Thames, the new facility will provide worldclass resources and hands-on support for those in the region, including live demos of Avigilon’s latest products, solutions and technologies and the benefits they offer...

Boon Edam’s Speedlane Lifeline Optical Turnstiles Obtain UL/CSA Certifications

Boon Edam Inc., a provider of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that as part of a continuous policy to certify products to North American standards, the Speedlane Swing and Open optical turnstiles have been tested and certified to conform with UL standards 325 and 2593, and CSA 22.2 for Canada. UL Standards 325 and 2593, as well as CSA C22.2 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of doors, turnst...

ASSA ABLOY’s Customer Support App Aids In Security Installations

To ensure that their customers always have the best help and support at their fingertips, ASSA ABLOY has announced an updated customer support app that offers new tools to ensure successful installations. Now available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, the ASSA ABLOY Customer Support App provides a troubleshooting, e-learning and support experience that is immediate and intuitive. The app is powered with live, interactive video and live chat support from a technician. It also e...

Round table discussions

How Can You Get The Most Out Of ISC West?

A big trade show, such as the upcoming ISC West, has a lot to offer for attendees. If anything, a big show has “too much” to offer; there is certainly more to experience than any one person could get around to. How, then, can attendees maximize the value they get out of ISC West? For advice, we go to our Expert Panel Roundtable, all seasoned veterans of many big trade shows. Specifically, we asked this week’s panel: How can attendees get the most out of a big trade show like IS...

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

How Can Security Systems Be Used To Predict Bad Things?

It seems there are more “bad things” happening than ever before. We hear news every day of workplace shootings and terrorist attacks, of smash-and-grab thefts and child abductions. Beyond the possible human tragedy involved, such events pose a persistent question to anyone involved in the realm of security: Could we have prevented it? The first step toward prevention is to predict or foresee an event before it happens. Too often, technology enters the picture after the fact, most com...