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.

MTA Installing Security Cameras in All NYC Subway Cars

In an effort to both increase safety and bring more riders back to the nation’s largest subway system, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will be installing security cameras in every New York City subway train car and at over 100 subway stations, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Sept. 22. The move comes in […]

GSX 2022 Security Product Roundup

Held Sept. 12-14 in Atlanta and hosted by ASIS International, the 2022 Global Security Exchange (GSX) attracted thousands of security professionals from around the world and showcased hundreds of new products. If you weren’t able to attend or didn’t get to see everything on the showroom floor, we at Total Security Advisor have rounded up […]

3 School Security Tech Upgrades to Consider

It’s that time of year again. Time to go back to school. Security professionals have been hard at work over the summer on many campuses to make their facilities even safer for all occupants using different types of technology. Generally, campuses can include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, boarding schools, colleges, and universities. Security […]

Office Access Control: Three Innovations for a Post-Pandemic World

COVID-19 has profoundly altered the way we work and, as a result, the way building owners and employers operate office buildings and other workplaces. As they’ve quickly adapted, they’ve embraced three new trends in access control and visitor management: digitizing these systems and moving them to the cloud; streamlining them to be more frictionless; and […]

Professional Sports Venue Security Issues, Emerging Threats, and Technology Solutions

The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) conducted an online survey in April/May 2022 to explore professional sports venue security issues, emerging threats, and technology solutions. A total of 40 venue directors hosting teams from Major League Baseball (MLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), the National […]

Now & Next: Drone Market Is Taking Off

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, have soared in popularity over the past few years. With nearly 1 million commercial and recreational drones currently registered in the U.S., the futuristic flying machines now represent both major opportunities and potential dangers for security operations. Thus, the security industry continues to develop UAS and counter-UAS […]

Are Mobile Phones the Future for Accessing Your Office Building?

For many, mobile phones are the center of their world. They have endless capabilities and functions, which has led to their use in many industries. Security is one of the many industries that has utilized the abilities of mobile technologies to their advantage. Many modern security technologies now come with mobile phone enablements. Mobile phones […]

10 Ways Security Professionals Should Utilize Video Cameras

In today’s environment, security professionals should consider installing or reviewing security cameras in their facilities for a variety of reasons. The topic of video cameras was discussed during the recent session “Review of Untapped Innovative Opportunities and Possibilities Around Healthcare Physical Security” as part of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety’s (IAHSS) 54th […]

Safety Advocates Issue Call for Schools to Install Inside-Locking Doors

In the wake of the Uvalde school shooting tragedy, the Door and Hardware Institute, in conjunction with the Door Security & Safety Foundation (DSSF), released the following joint statement: On July 12, NBC News published an article highlighting a basic security feature that is lacking in more than a quarter of all schools across the country—classroom doors […]

Steps to Take Before Installing Video Surveillance at Work

Question: We plan to install security cameras in the production area of our nonunion food packaging facility because of an increase in damaged product and safety incidents. Can we post signs at all entrances stating surveillance cameras are in use, or do we need to have each employee sign a waiver? Answer: Generally, you may monitor […]