Category: Security Hardware and Technology

The tools of the security trade are advancing at an extraordinary pace. We take a look at the latest security hardware and software, from malware and cyberattack detection to cameras to motion sensors. These articles will help you determine what gadgets may be best for your security strategy—and what will fit your budget.

Remote Security Management: How Does It Benefit Business?

Security in business has been important ever since industry began. Whether you were a shop owner in the Middle Ages or are a glossy tech firm established in the digital revolution, security was and remains essential. Manned security has commonly been the way to go in the past, but this can sometimes be expensive and […]

Why Security Dealers (and Homeowners) Should Combine Video Doorbells and Smart Locks

Video doorbells are a popular product, and for good reasons. One reason is that they let homeowners use their smartphone or tablet to see people or packages that are at the door, even if the homeowner is nowhere near the home. Here’s a personal example. Recently I was away on a 10-day cruise, and I […]

Apple, Google, and Microsoft Partner to Scrap Passwords

In a joint effort to make the web more secure and usable for all, tech giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The companies said the new capability will allow websites and apps to offer […]

Back to Basics: Top 10 Reasons for False Security Alarms

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. A security system, connected to a 24/7 external alarm monitoring center, is a great way for businesses to protect their properties. However, security professionals constantly battle the problem of security system false alarms. It’s a problem not […]

Factors to Consider When Designing a Business Video Surveillance System

A high-quality video surveillance system is one of the most important investments your business can make, helping to keep your premises, employees, customers, and possessions safe. Yet, there are a wide variety of factors to consider, ranging from how many cameras you need, to whether or not you want a remote video surveillance system. CCTV […]

Back to Basics: Comparing One-Way and Two-Way Emergency Communication Devices

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. In April 2022, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is celebrating its first Emergency Communications Month. The agency aims to support the ability of emergency response providers nationwide to communicate with other security professionals and the […]

Major Trends Impacting the Body Armor Market

The world is witnessing an unprecedented increase in cross-border conflicts and geopolitical tension—a recent example being the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Military-grade safety equipment such as body armor has become an essential tool for law-enforcement personnel and armed forces to ensure safety and survival during security operations. Designed as protective clothing to absorb or deflect physical attacks, […]

The Cybersecurity Threats Facing Smart Buildings

The threat of cybercrime impacts all businesses, no matter how big or small they are. The more advanced our operations become through modern software, the more open they are to outside attacks. But advancement is essential for progress, and even the buildings we do our work in are not as simple as they used to […]

Why Healthcare Facilities Need More Public View Monitors

Public view monitors (PVMs) have an integrated camera and display the captured images of visitors. PVMs are typically hung from the ceiling or mounted on the walls at customer entrances and lobby areas. They have been used for years in the retail sector and proven to deter criminal activity. PVMs can help to set the […]

ISC West Wraps 2022 Security Event with ‘Record-Breaking Growth’

ISC West, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor the Security Industry Association (SIA), came to a close on March 25th with record-breaking attendance growth for 2022. As the first major security and public safety event of the year, ISC West took place March 22-25 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas (SIA Education@ISC: March 22-24 | Exhibit […]