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.

Total Security Advisor’s Top 10 Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we at Total Security Advisor would like to take a look back and highlight some of the most popular and important articles you’ve read over the past year. The Top 10 list covers the biggest security topics of 2022 and offers insights into where the industry might be headed in 2023. […]

Op-Ed: We’re All in Customer Service—Sometimes, Accidentally

When Bulldog Communications signed on as lock maker Kwikset’s PR agency of record back in 2014, we provided them with a contract that outlined all the services we would be providing. Though the program had a hefty number of deliverables, customer service was not on the list. And yet, we’ve been doing it anyway, though […]

Why Should Security Professionals Use Artificial Intelligence?

Today’s security professionals should consider using artificial intelligence (AI) when it comes to security issues such as responding to alarms and identifying people on video camera footage. The Security Industry Association’s (SIA) AI, Drones, and Robotics Interest Group recently hosted the first part of an AI virtual town hall event featuring four professionals in the […]

SIA Releases 2023 Security Megatrends Report

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released its annual Security Megatrends report and made it publicly available for the entire industry. Leveraging insights from independent research, surveys, focus groups, and top sessions at the Securing New Ground (SNG) conference, Security Megatrends provides an industry forecast and breaks down the top 10 trends that will impact you and […]

Survey: Cybersecurity Remains a Top Concern for Physical Security Leaders

As Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to be a focus of discussion in October, new research conducted by Genetec Inc. shows that cybersecurity remains a top concern for physical security professionals going into 2023. Based on insights from over 3,700 physical security leaders from around the world, the report revealed that almost half (49%) of the […]

Post-Pandemic Cybersecurity Tips for Small Businesses

During the early days of COVID-19, most small businesses had to close their physical storefronts and make their online debut. Believing that cybercriminals only target large businesses, most were not protected from cyberthreats. This lack of protection proved costly for small businesses, which is certainly a big business in the United States. Mark Madrid, the […]

Tech That Can Improve Emergency Lockdown Protocols

The rapid growth of technology has bettered our world in countless ways, some that we probably hardly ever consider. One of these is the amount of safety we have access to if we choose to access it. Another thing that technology has done is give us access to news anytime we want it. Through social […]

Preventing Contraband, Securing Airspace: Why Prisons Need Counter-Drone Procedures

It was a brisk but otherwise unremarkable October afternoon in 1973. The inmates passed the time with a football match on the grounds of Dublin’s maximum-security Mountjoy prison. But suddenly, the jeers of the spectators were drowned out by the deafening roar of a descending helicopter. Within a matter of moments, three convicted Provisional IRA […]

Vertical Integration and the Future of Commercial Security

If you have ever walked through an airport, there is no doubt you have glanced at the various doors when entering. If you pay a little more attention, or perhaps you work in access control and security, you will notice all the different types of locks, card readers, and electronic door controllers throughout the airport’s […]

Leveraging the Benefits of Hyperautomation Tech

Recent years have witnessed the highest levels of uncertainty arising out of the global pandemic, wars, and the resulting economic impact on businesses. Organizations across industries have relied on technology adoption leading to digital transformation journeys across all levels, connecting operations into a permutation of digital possibilities. As digital dependency increases, the chances of security […]