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N.C. school district moves from people to tech for access control

September 11, 2014Amy Canfield

WILMINGTON, N.C.—Visitors to most schools in the New Hanover County district at the start of the new school year will be viewed on video before being allowed in. For the 42-school district, which previously “relied on people” for access control, that's a big security move, its safety director said.New Hanover County has deployed Aiphone video intercoms at all 27 elementary schools and seven of its eight middle schools. The system, which is also audio-equipped, will soon be rolled...

Aiphone, American Detection Systems, Dave Spencer, New Hanover County School District, school security, Security Director News (SDN)

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On The Editor's Desk

Booking appointments for ASIS

August 20, 2014Martha Entwistle

Going to ASIS? Interested in meeting with Security Systems News or Security Director News while you're there? Amy Canfield (lead editor for Security Systems News' sister publication Security Director News) and I will be at the show Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 and have just started booking appointments. We get way more requests for appointments than we are able to take. Below is some information about how we set our schedules and some ideas about what we want to see and who we want to talk...

ASIS International, Security Director News (SDN), Security Systems News (SSN)

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Information about our "20 under 40" awards

July 9, 2014Martha Entwistle

Now is the time for you to submit your nominations for the Security Systems News "20 under 40" Class of 2014. Click here to make your nomination. It's the eighth year that SSN has solicited nominations of young people, ages 40 or younger, who display leadership characteristics, are tech-savvy and are dedicated to the security industry. To be eligible, nominees must work for an installing fire or security dealer or integrator or work for a monitoring company. Sorry, employees of manufacturing companies...

Security Director News (SDN), Security Systems News (SSN), TechSec Solutions

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Cannabis protector rolling out transport division

June 9, 2014Amy Canfield

DENVER—Securing the increasing number of legal marijuana growing sites and sales outlets in the U.S. poses a unique set of challenges, including transporting the product. Canna Security America is launching Cloverton Group to help deal with that.Still in the process of obtaining full funding for a national rollout of the new division, Canna Security, which provides security to 350 facilities, will provide armed guards and transportation vehicles with bulletproof glass, CEO Dan Williams told...

Canna Security America, Cloverton Group, Dan Williams, legal marijuana, medical marijuana, Security Director News (SDN)

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General News

Taser, on a roll, focuses on hospital use

May 2, 2014Amy Canfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Taser International, coming off two banner sales years and “practically saturating” the law enforcement market, is focusing anew on hospitals.The company's stock price has risen nearly fivefold in the past two years, topping $20 earlier this month.“That's because we're not a one-trick pony. We've become a tech company, and that's what's really gotten the attention of the market,” said Steve Tuttle, vice president of communications for the company, based...

Bryan Warren, Carolinas Healthcare System, CHS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, hospital security, iahss, Lawrence Harrington, MedStar, Ralph Nerette, Rose M. Miller, Security Director News (SDN), Steve Tuttle, Taser International

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Boston hotels: Marathon safe, secure, normal

April 23, 2014Amy Canfield

BOSTON—A day after the Boston Marathon brought more than 32,500 runners, hundreds of thousands of spectators and security in full force to the city, hoteliers were basking in the normalcy of the event.“It was very orderly, it was a family event,” Mike Soper, chairman of the International Lodging Safety and Security Association Boston, told Security Director News, the sister publication of Security Systems News.Soper's ILSSA worked over the past year to ensure that marathon-weekend...

Boston Marathon, ILSSA Boston, Mike Soper, Physical Security, Security Director News (SDN), Security Systems News (SSN)

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

What's new in the connected home and fire industry at ISC West?

March 28, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

Updated April 4 Among the exciting news I learned about on Thursday at the show was that Honeywell's new wireless LYNX 7000 won Best Intrusion and Detection Device in this year's ISC West New Product Showcase event, according to Ralph Maniscalco, Honeywell's director of marketing communications. The company describes the LYNX 7000 as “an all new version of Honeywell's self-contained wireless touchscreen security and home automation system. The product is the first of its...

Amy Canfield, Bob Harris, Digital Monitoring Products (DMP), Eric Dittelman, ISC West, Leif Kothe, Mark Murphy, Martha Entwistle, Rick Britton, Security Director News (SDN), Security Systems News (SSN), Tess Nacelewicz

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LPR privacy concerns in hands of end users, Genetec says Video retention, access are easily customized

February 25, 2014Amy Canfield

MONTREAL—Two weeks after deploying license plate recognition technology, a Florida airport got a hit on a wanted criminal headed to the airport from its perimeter. The criminal, who had no business being at the airport, was apprehended before arriving curbside, according to Danny Peleg, director of the transportation market for Genetec.License plate recognition, or LPR, has its success stories, but, like other video surveillance products, it also has come under fire over privacy and civil liberty...

AutoVu, Danny Peleg, Edward Snowden, Genetec, Jean-Pierre Picard, license plate recognition, Security Center, Security Director News (SDN)

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Security Director News' '20 under 40' end users face challenges

February 12, 2014Amy Canfield

DELRAY BEACH, Fla.— Collaborating with other departments— especially IT—the practical use of video analytics and biometrics, and seamless integration were among the pressing concerns of young security pros at the TechSec Solutions conference held here in late January. Four of Security Director News' “20 under 40" winners were panelists for and educational session called: “Security directors' perspective: Young security professionals' use of new technology...

20 under 40, 2014, Adam Parker, Chris Russell, Dante Moriconi, Demerle Lewis, Greg Black, Mike Wiley, Nick Santillo, Patrick Wood, Ralph Nerette, Ron Self, Security Director News (SDN), TechSec Solutions

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Fingerprint biometrics gives hospitals more security choices

December 13, 2013Leah Hoenen

WESTFORD, Mass.—Users of Software House's C-Cure 9000, the security and event management system popular at hospitals, can now add another layer of security with the addition of Suprema fingerprint readers.Software House, part of Tyco's Security Products, and Entertech Systems, the U.S. operating partner of Suprema, announced a new partnership Dec. 4. The biometric readers, which Software House now sells and supports, integrate with C-Cure 9000, which is in place at numerous major U.S. hospitals.While...

biometrics, C-Cure 9000, Entertech Systems Inc., fingerprint readers, Rick Focke, Rob Douglas, Security Director News (SDN), Software House, Suprema

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