Tag: Video Surveillance

Improving the Cybersecurity of Physical Security

Editor’s note: This checklist is a broader companion piece to a previous article, “How Government Organizations Can Protect Their Physical Security Systems from Cyber Risk.“ In many organizations, there has been a long-held perspective that IT and physical security are separate realms and their work and concerns do not intersect. However, in light of the […]

How Government Organizations Can Protect Their Physical Security Systems from Cyber Risk

It might seem ironic that a physical security solution designed to protect people and property can provide an entry point for cybercriminals. However, because these systems—video surveillance, access control, alarms, communications, and more—are increasingly connected to networks and IT infrastructure, they can be quite vulnerable. Nearly every day brings the news of another data breach […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

N.Y.C. Subway Agency Touts Systemwide Deployment of Security Cameras

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that security cameras have been installed at all 472 subway stations across New York City, meaning thousands of cameras have now been deployed systemwide. The MTA says the initiative to expand security camera coverage was accelerated last year by Interim President of New York City Transit Sarah Feinberg, who identified a new class of […]

Global Video Surveillance Market Revenues Set to Top $24B in 2021

Global video surveillance market revenues are set to hit $24.2 billion by the end of 2021, according to Omdia’s latest Video Surveillance and Analytics Intelligence Database. The research firm says this marks a quick recovery for the video surveillance market, as demand that was suppressed in 2020 will return and revenues will be bolstered by […]

Security Product Roundup from ISC West 2021

Were you at the ISC West 2021 (International Security Conference & Exposition) trade show? Held July 19–21 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, the industry event had a lot to offer. As with many trade shows, there were great people for networking; insightful sessions; cool swag to grab; vital coffee setups; and, of […]

Survey: Security and Safety Top of Mind for Education Facility Managers

Ninety-three percent of surveyed facility managers within the education vertical say they have experienced at least one emergency incident stemming from infrastructure malfunction during the last 12 months, and 43% report a physical site or cybersecurity breach in that time, according to a report released by Honeywell. Nearly half (45%) say they rank site security […]