Security Today Magazine Digital Edition - July August 2022

July / August 2022

  • Place Your Bets
  • Landmark Security
  • Adding Audio to ROI Programs
  • Protecting the Infrastructure
  • Unique Hiring Demands


Cover Story

Place Your Bets

Place Your Bets

A reliable security camera system gives casinos better odds of remaining profitable

By Jordan Rivchun

For a casino, constant threats of theft, hacking, and fraud from guests and employees are simply table stakes. The combination of high-volume visitor traffic and significant amounts of cash can create potential security nightmares, with the cards often stacked against the house.


Features

A Business Owner’s Demand

A Business Owner’s Demand

New report offers guidance, flexibility as video surveillance is on the rise

By Dean Drako

Business owners are making the move to higher resolution cameras at a pace that defies the influences of the pandemic, supply chain challenges, and labor shortage, according to a new 2022 worldwide security camera report.


Heightening Field Operations

Heightening Field Operations

Cutting through the noise with a centralized interface to prioritize alarms

By Simon Morgan

Security operations centers are undergoing dramatic changes as operators add hundreds of sources, systems and devices, creating a cacophony of alarms – enough to overwhelm the best-trained staff.


Landmark Security

The world’s largest cathedral seeks world-class security

By Bret McGowan

How do you secure the largest cathedral in the world when it sits on 11.3 acres, is considered a New York City landmark, and is a busy destination for worship, cultural arts, social services and tourism?


Unique Hiring Demands

Unique Hiring Demands

Some corporate boards mandate executive protection to safeguard shareholder interests

By Brian Jantzen

Mitigating risks and threats along with extensive intelligence analysis are at the core of comprehensive and effective customized executive protection programs.


Professional Recommendations

The cloud is reasonably secure but there are opportunities for exploitation

By Rani Osnat

Digital transformation is changing the way we do business and COVID-19 accelerated this shift. Organizations that had not already moved data to the cloud, rushed to do it, while others accelerated their shift from on-premise to cloud.


Adding Audio to ROI Programs

Adding Audio to ROI Programs

Hearing is the key to everything we do as human beings

By Kelly Lake

Across the globe, security teams are under pressure to justify what they do and how they do it. They need to continually make a strong case to internal and external shareholders for their budgets and activities.


The Ongoing Value of VSaaS

The Ongoing Value of VSaaS

Users pay as they go without a large initial investment in software to get a system up and running

By Jesse Crawford

Subscription-based service models are increasing in the security industry. Shifting to video subscription as a service (VSaaS) or SaaS in general involves changing the mindset that one is receiving a service rather than a product. What end users want is a system that is always current rather than a product that can quickly become out of date or is not functional when it matters most.


Protecting the Infrastructure

Protecting the Infrastructure

A unified approach requires technology and organizational culture

By Greg Kemper

Critical infrastructure facilities can be quite large, so protecting them is a complex challenge that demands multifaceted solutions. Robust, cybersecure technology solutions exist to protect facilities of all sizes and types but getting the most out of these solutions requires attention to the human element as well.


Playing the "A" Game

Playing the "A" Game

By Mark McCormack

The cardboard fans are gone and the real fans are back, making up for lost time. They are packing stadiums, the bars and restaurants surrounding them. They’re not just going to the games. Sports venues have stretched beyond the stadium proper to incorporate pavilions and entertainment complexes, owned and managed by the franchises that feature retail, hotels, theaters and much more.


Big Solutions, Small Projects

Big Solutions, Small Projects

By Eugene Kozlovitser

A lot of buzz in the security industry revolves around the explosion of the global datasphere. Especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many industries to transition from in-house operations to work-from-home—if not entirely digital—formats, global data creation, consumption and circulation has skyrocketed.


Departments

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

Keeping Your Eye on the Ball

Stadium perimeter security also mean keeping access under control

By S. Guerry Bruner

Potential security threats keep evolving. It’s a distressing reality that we continually need to adapt to—one that particularly weighs heavily on the minds of stakeholders at major sports venues as they explore security solutions to prevent drone, vehicular and other dangerous assaults.


INDUSTRY FOCUS

The Case for Access Control

By Ralph C. Jensen

Security experts agree that the three most important components of a physical security plan are access control, surveillance and security testing, which work together to make a space more secure.


  • Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey Becoming a Guide on the Customer Journey

    In this episode, Security Today editor-in-chief Ralph Jensen chats with Chris Hugman of System Surveyor about the customer journey. As the company’s chief executive officer, Hugman continues to work toward his vision of seamless systems management from concept to system end-of-life. He also addresses what it takes to be a guide in the security industry and why it is different from the traditional sales process. Originally a systems integrator, Hugman reveals his thoughts on technology and the prospects of the customer journey over the next few years, as well as the direction of technology.

Digital Edition

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