SIA Unveils Comprehensive Plan To Grow Security Talent Pipeline

The Security Industry Association (SIA) unveiled a comprehensive plan to assist its members to Grow the Security Talent Pipeline. By grouping resources for workforce development under one umbrella plan, SIA intends to augment its capabilities to help security companies—manufacturers, integrators, service providers, and others—to hire qualified talent.

More Harford MD School Buses To Get Video Surveillance Cameras

Harford County (Maryland) Public Schools will more than double the number of mobile video surveillance systems inside its buses, after the Board of Education approved a $179,640 contract recently to purchase systems for 103 buses. The surveillance systems have already been installed on 95 buses, including those operated by the school system and those operated by independent contractors, Charles Taibi, director of transportation, told board members.

SoCal School District Selects Nexsan For Petabyte Video Storage Project

Nexsan™ announced that Corona-Norco Unified School District has deployed Nexsan’s E-Series Model E60™ solution to meet increasing storage demands and accommodate the s chool districts new video surveillance mandate. CNUSD expects these projects to exceed a petabyte of storage. Corona-Norco has more than 20,000 desktops to protect and growing volumes of data, including data generated from a large new video surveillance implementation, the district continued to face difficulties with its existing Fibre Channel-based storage infrastructure and associated high cost per terabyte.

ISC East 2014 Presents New Mass Evacuation and Notification Sessions

ISC East, the largest security event in the Northeast United States, announced today a new addition to the educational program at this year’s conference: a three-session program called “Demystifying the Mass Evacuation and Notification Market.” The new program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 19 at New York’s Javits Center during the 2014 ISC East conference and is offered free to those interested in understanding the market demands and opportunities.

Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) Prep Workshop And Exam

Don’t Miss the SIA Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) Prep Workshop & Exam. The Certified Security Project Manager® credential requires prospective candidates to demonstrate their ability and skill in implementing the concepts of professional project management. A successful security project manager should be able to execute the variables of physical security projects and demonstrate a […]

London Riots: Only 1 Arrest Made As Result Of Facial Recognition

A challenge to the security industry and to video surveillance installers was laid down by the Metropolitan Police yesterday after it was revealed that only one arrest made in connection with the London riots was a result of facial recognition technology. Almost 5,000 people have now been arrested in connection with the Met’s investigation into […]

How Rapid Is Your Rapid Deployment Camera?

I have read with interest several articles about the concept of rapidly deployable CCTV. I have been researching this area on and off for quite some time now. For many years, I have been involved in the proactive and reactive protection of critical national infrastructure from higher and lower levels of criminal proficiency. This effort […]

Scambook Recommends Four Tips To Insure IP-cameras Are Secure From Hackers

Internet Protocol cameras (IP cameras) have been enabling consumers to gain live Internet video streams of their home, office, pets, and even children. Although these video feeds are meant to be private, Scambook is issuing a warning that hackers may be able to gain access to these cameras to spy on consumers and their families. […]

Raymond Dean Of Stanley Convergent Security Solutions To Receive SIA Lippert Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the selection of Raymond Dean, vice president of key accounts for Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (CSS), as this year’s recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award. The SIA Lippert Award Committee, composed of previous recipients of the Lippert Award, unanimously chose Dean from a field of nominees. Dean, […]

Convergint Technologies Plays Active Role In Active Shooter Drill

Yesterday’s tragic Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C., in which a gunman killed at least 12 people, will serve to keep active-shooter drills at the forefront of first responder agencies for months to come. Active shooter response is one of the many topics planned for the ASIS Int’l Seminar and Exhibits next week in Chicago. […]