Securing Outdoor Assets with Trusted Alerts

Safeguarding outdoor assets in a reliable and cost-effective manner often comes down to a single requirement – accurate intruder alerts and timely information about the unfolding event. While there are many technologies available for outdoor security, smart cameras with video analytics have emerged as the solution of choice for detecting intruders in real time outdoors. Yet the best technology will be handicapped if the alerts generated cannot be trusted. Repeated false alarms can eventually condition security operators to ignore real intrusions, undermining trust in the perimeter security system. In most…

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Reasons to Upgrade Access Control Technology

The security landscape continues to evolve in new and complex ways. This evolution brings change on many levels, which offers an opportunity for improvement rather than an interruption or a distraction. This concept has never been more important as you face today’s combination of new technologies, escalating security threats and the need to derive greater value from the access control infrastructure while solving increasingly complex system integration challenges. Upgrading from older, legacy technology to a new access control standard is a significant initiative. However, recent advancements have made this transition…

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CVEs Abound But Not Enough for Enterprises

A recent article by Taylor Armerding of CSO Online explores the current state of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) program managed by MITRE. He expands on the creeping belief that the CVE, the old-guard vulnerability ‘dictionary,’ is falling behind and leaving security teams and technologies that rely on it open to risk. And although MITRE is taking measures to close the gap – including dedicating more resources to vetting and assigning CVE identifiers to vulnerabilities – the response among some experts is that these will not be enough to…

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Weak Adoption of Wireless Intrusion Sensors

IHS Markit estimates that 68 million intruder alarm sensors were sold globally in 2016; of which 41 percent were wireless, according to the latest intruder alarm and monitoring database. However, just 4 percent of those wireless sensors were destined for the large commercial sector. Residential and small-medium business sectors jointly accounted for the remaining 96 percent of the wireless sensor market. Although the use of wireless sensors remains limited in the commercial sector, the popularity of these products is on the rise for several reasons. Wireless sensors carry significantly lower…

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Protective Clothing for Firefighters

High-quality equipment is important for fire services because this provides the best possible protection when fighting a blaze. Post-deployment hygiene should not be neglected. This is because contamination can lead to considerable health hazards. The A+A as the world’s leading trade fair with congress for safety, security and health at work presents everything revolving around modern protective clothing for firefighters in Düsseldorf from 17 to 20 October 2017 International studies show that firefighters are at a greater risk of cancer than the average population. It is assumed that the reason…

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Cyber-Threat Intelligence and Information Sharing

Cyber-attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, presenting significant challenges for organizations that must defend their data and systems from capable threat actors. These actors range from individual, autonomous attackers to well-resourced groups operating in a coordinated manner as part of a criminal enterprise or on behalf of a nation-state. Threat actors can be persistent, motivated and agile, and they use a variety of tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) to compromise systems, disrupt services, commit financial fraud, and expose or steal intellectual property and other sensitive information. Given the…

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Putting Physical Security Systems on the Cloud

The cloud era has the potential to change every aspect of physical security, offering alternative ways of doing things, opportunities to realise greater long-term value from legacy systems, and capabilities that have simply never existed before. Working together, smart devices and IP networks can realise remarkable benefits in diverse areas, including cost, installation, efficiency, integration, business automation, monitoring, situational awareness and ease of use. Software is always up to date without the need for on-site work and systems can be quickly and easily adapted to user requirements. One of the…

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Seven Top Reasons to Use Multi-Tier Storage Solution for Surveillance Content

1. Lower your storage spend –  Organizations are keeping as much as 40% of their inactive data on their most expensive infrastructure. With unstructured video growing exponentially, fueled by the rise of new video surveillance programs, you can’t afford to have this kind of inefficiency. Then the solution is to adopt a multi-tier storage system that automatically migrates your video to the most cost efficient tiers of storage. Whether that’s high-performance disk storage, object-based storage or high-capacity primary storage, file-based tape or the cloud – your organization can cost-effectively store…

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