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.

Back to Basics: Increasing Security Through Strong Physical Access Control

Back to Basics is an article series highlighting important, but possibly overlooked, information that security professionals should know. Security professionals should be concerned about how their facilities incorporate physical access control systems, which grant employees, contractors, and visitors access to a site based on their credentials. A weak physical access control system could allow unauthorized […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2022

Here at Total Security Advisor, we’ve been keeping our finger on the pulse of what was new and exciting at ISC West 2022 (International Security Conference & Exposition) this year in beautiful Las Vegas. Held March 22-25, ISC West was located in the Venetian Expo Center and attracted security professionals from around the world. Officials […]

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Watch: Ohio State University Highlights Safety and Security Efforts

As part of its work to improve safety and security on and off campus, Ohio State University has announced new surveillance upgrades, ongoing collaboration with local officials, and widespread availability of personal safety devices. In a Health, Safety, and Well-being Update video on March 1, President Kristina M. Johnson said the university is installing surveillance […]

Survey Explores the ‘Changing Role’ of Physical Security

Physical security continues to evolve from being seen as a tool for mitigating risk, to playing a much more significant role in organizations’ digital transformation, according to a new report from Genetec Inc. Based on insights from over 2,000 physical security leaders from around the world, the report looks at how the role of physical […]

TSA Adds 3-D Scanners at N.Y. Airports to Better Detect Explosives

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently installed “state-of-the-art” computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanners at several airports throughout New York state. According to the government agency, the 3-D technology provides critical explosives detection capabilities while requiring fewer bag checks. TSA installed the new CT scanners at Massena (MSS), Watertown (ART), Ogdensburg (OGS), Plattsburg (PBG), and Ithaca […]

Access Control Benefits: SIA OSDP vs. Legacy Card Systems

Looking to install new access control products or enhance your current security system? Consider the communications technology approach that will futureproof your system’s performance and security. While some access control systems leverage legacy technology like Wiegand, the most modern, advanced systems are powered by Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP). OSDP is an access control communications […]

Study Finds Uptick in Physical Security Incidents Amid Lingering Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, companies continued to experience a rise in physical security incidents in 2021, and they’re expecting these incidents to grow in 2022, according to a new survey report from Pro-Vigil. However, the report suggests the majority of companies have not made changes to their security strategies to mitigate these steadily […]

Autonomy Has Arrived: How Robots Can Boost the Physical Security Market

Today’s security ecosystem is constantly evolving to mitigate the threat from the growing sophistication of adversaries. Organizations are employing more sensors, cameras, and various Internet of Things (IoT) devices to cast a digital net over their assets. This digital revolution that is currently taking place is consistent across every vertical market. However, one area that […]

Mass. Soup Kitchen Upgrades Security with Integrated System

My Brother’s Table (MBT), the largest soup kitchen on Massachusetts’ North Shore, has replaced its analog surveillance cameras with a new security solution from Axis Communications—enhancing safety and efficiency at the facility and alleviating the workload of its lean staff. “Being so understaffed, we rely heavily on our new technology to keep our volunteers, service […]

Less Pain, More Gain: Why Now Might Be the Time to Upgrade Your Access Control System

Today’s access control systems are much more than just tools to manage locking and unlocking doors. Over the last decade, advances in digital technologies have transformed how these systems work and the benefits they can offer you. Features like mobile credentials, biometrics, cybersecurity, and integration with building systems can not only be used to restrict […]