Tag Archives | Video Surveillance

Managing Security Equipment

Security Professionals involved in the acquisition and deployment of security equipment have more to add to their checklists these days.  How so?  As the devices we use to secure facilities have improved over the last two decades, these same devices have also introduced new security challenges.  A misstep today has the potential to sideline your […]

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Our Kids Deserve Better

It is no secret that the bureaucracy within our educational system is hampering the security of students at schools in the United States.  In New Jersey, Clifton High School has increased the security risks to their student population by delaying the implementation of security upgrades for nearly a year now. That’s right, the Board of […]

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Retro Surveillance at the Purple Cow

Back in the early 80’s I worked for a large retailer with limited video surveillance technology from the 70’s.  I’m talking cameras with vacuum tubes in them.  Box cameras that really were the size of shoebox.  Invariably, they never worked.  Between age, little to no maintenance, and multiple points of failure—these cameras were practically useless […]

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Maintaining Security Systems

What do YOU do if 1 of every 7 surveillance cameras in your facility has failed?  This is the situation facing the Hawaii State Capitol Building where 9 of 64 surveillance cameras don’t work.   They all worked three years ago and it was only six years ago that the entire system was installed.  Apparently the […]

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