The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) recognizes innovative products, services, and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies highlighted in the New Product Showcase are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial, and institutional settings.
With the demands placed on them by internal employee-driven security concerns and cybersecurity issues, many security directors and managers have had to turn the protection of the outside of their facilities—the company parking lots and building exteriors—over to external cameras. If they have the luxury of either a contract or proprietary security guard force, that […]
Cybersecurity should be a priority in every organization. In many instances cyber vulnerabilities often go unrecognized until major issues or problems occur. The first step in securing a cyber environment is to create a companywide culture for all parts of the business. It requires an awareness of the risks that are present and attention paid […]
The integration and reporting of alarm, video, and access control security systems along with audio files are creating huge amounts of data that need to be stored and managed on a daily basis. If not done properly, performance can be compromised or become very expensive.
The physical security industry and end users are embracing network video surveillance in a big way. The trend is growing at a rapid pace to replace old analog CCTV and DVR systems with IP network technology when a video security system is being installed, upgraded, or expanded. Basically, operating like a computer that sees, IP […]
It’s no secret that cybersecurity is becoming a top concern of businesses worldwide, with the threat increasing every day. So why is a recent report showing that companies are budgeting four times more towards property security than cybersecurity?
IT, cybersecurity, and security management practitioners appear to be split on the necessity of paying so-called “ransomware release fees” to cyber crooks who have held their company’s network systems hostage with software intrusions that lock down certain segments like payroll. Some IT people have a pragmatic attitude about paying off these cyberattacks, which often come […]
Training classes and workshops for security-related topics are often perceived as a necessary evil by employees and their bosses, who see these sessions as either a waste of company time, covering an unlikely event, or creating fear in the workplace. It’s only after a significant national event, a local tragedy, or an issue at their […]