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IS West 2019
May 30, 2019

ISC West 2019: What We Saw, What We Learned

Last month, our executive team attended the ISC West 2019 event in Las Vegas and it was three days of non-stop learning about significant trends and new products in the industry. There have been sweeping changes in technology over the past year making the annual pilgrimage to ISC West even more exciting than usual. We’ve […]

school security
May 16, 2019

Looking Back: What Columbine Taught Us About School Security

Last month marked the 20th anniversary of one of the worst school shootings in US history. The 1999 attack on Columbine High School that killed 13 people and wounded 24 set in motion a new era of school violence. After the Columbine tragedy, there has been an increase in school security measures to ensure the […]

security integration trends
May 15, 2019

Top 8 Trends to Watch in Security Integration

As technology continues to evolve, people and businesses are focusing more of their attention on security. Whether they are looking to protect themselves, their data, or their company and employees, the top security integration trends showcase the latest technology available to meet their needs. Cloud Storage for Video Surveillance The cloud has been around for […]

active shooter training
May 10, 2019

Active Shooter Training Impacting Response to Violent Events

Active shooter training and changes to lock-down procedures are impacting the way people respond in violent events. School districts traditionally use the hide and lock-down tactic, which make students ‘sitting targets.’ Instead, many schools have changed to using active shooter training drills, which incorporate action-based responses.  Active Shooter Training Played a Role at Highlands Ranch […]

Texas School Safety Bill
May 10, 2019

Texas School Safety Bill — Comprehensive School Safety Program Proposed

Almost a year after the Santa Fe High School shooting, state lawmakers hope to pass a bill to strengthen school safety. The Texas School Safety Bill, officially Senate Bill 11, calls for a comprehensive school safety program, requiring emergency response training for all district staff, establishing “threat assessment teams” to help identify troubled or potentially […]

May 10, 2019

Combining Active Directories and Access Control for Better Visitor Management

There’s a distinct challenge in using access control for visitor management. Designers of access systems may focus only on those who need permanent access, as they consider visitor management a separate issue entirely. Many enterprises choose to segregate their visitor management and access control protocols, but this can lead to more work for employees and […]

May 3, 2019

Updating Your Restaurant Security System

The importance of a solid restaurant security system—not only for the restaurant itself but for employees and customers—cannot be overstated.

April 26, 2019

What are the Benefits of Surveillance Cameras in Public Places for Unified City-Wide Security Plans?

One of the most significant benefits of surveillance cameras in public places is the way they support unified city-wide security plans.

April 19, 2019

Security Cabling Standards You Should Know Before Doing It Yourself

These industry-recognized security cabling standards methods have been honed through years of updates and field-testing.

April 12, 2019

The Proactive Retailer’s Guide To Shoplifting Prevention Techniques

Communications and surveillance systems provide stores with an opportunity to prevent shoplifting before it happens and successfully prosecute when it does.