Integrating components allows for streamlined operations and greater efficiencies of security with other systems
The possibilities seem to be infinite and the benefits tangible.
By integrating the security components of a building, such as CCTV, access control and the like with the basic building management controls, companies can streamline their operations and mine data to make the building safer and more efficient to run.
OTTOWA, Ontario - Even though CanadaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s privacy law went into effect January 1, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has launched a research program that will study the effects of technology and privacy - with a section specifically focusing on video surveillance, radio frequency identification and biometrics, among other commonly used security technologies.
Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has already established guidelines for the use of video surveillance cameras and some may look at the research program as a way for the office to set additional rules for emerging technologies.
TALLAHASSEE,Ã‚Â Fla. - Although the advisory legal opinion issued by the Florida attorney general says the names and addresses of security system owners are confidential and not required to be disclosed upon request, the opinion is not law and does not prevent future challenges in court.
DALLAS - ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all about getting back to basics.
Financial Security Services, a provider of financial services to the security industry that dabbled in a number of different industry sectors, has returned the companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s focus back to its specialty - offering financial services.
As visitor management system technology advances, many believe the focus will be on adding photographs.
Although not widely used now, Joe Wright, director of marketing for Fargo Electronics, said todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s visitor management software allows companies to scan driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s licenses, passports or ID cards and incorporate these images into visitor badges.
Some companies this year have discussed the benefit of moving from operating their own central stations to partnering with a third party monitoring center, including RFI Communications, Red Hawk Fire & Security and Comtronics. Will more companies switch to using wholesale centrals?