Using Access Control to Ensure Compliance in Hospitals and Clinics

June 16, 2017     |    Author Derek Arcuri

Have you ever used the sticky end of a Post-It® to clean crumbs from your keyboard? Or clipped a trouser hanger to a cookbook and suspended it from a pantry knob for easy reading? Finding other practical uses for a product is gratifying and gives you a bigger bang for your buck. The same applies to security technology. For instance, many hospitals and medical clinics are using access control beyond its intended “lock/unlock doors” purpose. These clever applications simplify day-to-day tasks and help organizations comply with regulations. … Read more

Tags:   Access Control / Unification

Celebrating 20 Years of Innovation

June 2, 2017

What do you remember about 1997? Some might recall that tech giant, Microsoft, became the world’s most valuable company. Others may flash back to the first release of Grand Theft Auto. … Read more

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What the Parking Industry Should Know about Big Data

May 22, 2017

There’s a buzz about big data. That’s because information is pouring in from many sources faster than ever before. And whether it’s a small parking lot or a big city, operators and decision-makers are looking for ways to take advantage of it. … Read more

Tags:   Unification / Video Surveillance

The Role of the IoT in Security

May 12, 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be on everyone’s mind these days. You have probably noticed that hardly a week goes by before there’s another story about it in the news. Unfortunately, a large percentage of these stories are negative. Discussions of the IoT are frequently raised in relation to criminal cyber-activity and hacking. And, while there can be a connection, this is only part of the story. And it does not have to continue. … Read more

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An Uneventful Day is a Successful Day

May 3, 2017

When taken individually, a delayed flight, lost package or long line could be regarded as relatively minor inconveniences in a busy day. But, if it is your busy day, missing a connection or arriving late to a meeting can have significant implications. And, when you multiply this by the number of other people who might also be impacted, it’s not hard to see how a bump in the road can turn into a major hassle or even a full-blown problem. … Read more

Tags:   Access Control / Unification / Video Surveillance

Where Do Drones Fit in With Security?

April 20, 2017

It is estimated that a million drones enter the world’s airspace each month. In addition to serving a variety of military applications, these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are also used to capture images in dangerous locations, including forest fires and areas around nuclear disaster sites. And, of course, they’re also available commercially for those of us who are still interested in flying really cool remote controlled planes. … Read more

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Banking on Security

April 11, 2017

Financial institutions are growing and changing in ways never even considered in the past. As they increase in size and complexity, they’re having to lay the physical security foundation now that will safeguard their people and assets as they continue to grow. In addition, they are also having to face new threats, including criminal cyber activity that can put their sensitive data at risk. That being said, how can they protect themselves? … Read more

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Improve Your Operations With License Plate Data

April 6, 2017

Video surveillance and access control are must-haves for security. Today, automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) systems are playing an even bigger role in securing businesses and cities. In part, it’s because the ALPR technology is evolving to meet broader needs. … Read more

Tags:   Access Control / Unification / Video Surveillance

Case Management is Changing. Are You?

March 28, 2017

The good news: you have access to more video content in the prevention, investigation, and prosecution of crime than ever before. The bad news: more content means more to manage. If you aren’t proactive, soon your law enforcement and legal counsel personnel might spend more time sorting through staggering amounts of data than on any other aspect of their jobs. … Read more

Tags:   Law Enforcement

Finding People of Interest with License Plate Recognition

March 17, 2017

In a previous blog on automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), we explored how license plates can now be added as access control credentials to secure parking lots. Cities can benefit in similar ways to secure parking at municipal buildings and sites. But there’s more. By positioning ALPR cameras on main roadways, the system can alert law enforcement to wanted vehicles or people of interest. Curtis Krauel, Captain at the Palm Beach Police Department, said, “It’s like fishing with dynamite.” … Read more

Tags:   Law Enforcement / Transportation / License Plate Recognition / AutoVu / Unification