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Drones have a place in security

SSN poll: 71 percent think drones are good for business

YARMOUTH, Maine—Drones have applications in physical security, according to 76 percent of respondents to Security Systems News’ latest poll. In fact, about half of poll respondents said they are working with drones already.

Cloudy distinctions with off-site and hosted access control


YARMOUTH, Maine—The question of whether cloud-based security systems are synonymous with Web-based access control or hosted systems is one that still hangs over the security industry—like a cloud. It’s not a dark cloud, but sometimes it gets in the way of clarity.

Access control now a basic need at schools, but a ‘culture of security’ tops lists


YARMOUTH, Maine—Two years after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. brought renewed awareness to security needs in public school buildings, experts in the field say the most important measure of progress is not new technology or even new applications of existing technologies.

Specifically Speaking: F. Patrick Mahoney, CannonDesign


Specifically Speaking features Q-and-A with a different security consultant every month. In July, we spoke to F. Patrick Mahoney, senior associate at Grand Island, N.Y.-based CannonDesign.