April 25, 2013
The Albuquerque Police Department's new Real-Time Crime Center features a bank of 16 television screens, including a 90-inch monitor, and eight work stations.
April 19, 2013
A massive law enforcement manhunt is under way in the suburbs of Boston for a man identified as one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
April 18, 2013
Here are photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing case. The FBI has set-up 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, for anyone who has information, visual images, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere. No piece of information or detail is too small. Click here to watch the video.
April 18, 2013
The FBI has released the following video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing case.
December 20, 2012
The January edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes our annual industry forecast as a cornerstone of our special 2013 Industry Forecast Issue. For the piece, I interviewed 20 of the industry’s most knowledgeable market analysts, business experts, systems integrators, manufacturer representatives and trade association directors. Some of their perspectives can be found in the magazine article, with the balance of their assessments appearing in separate Under Surveillance blog posts.
November 27, 2012
Two possible burglars scoped out a San Antonio home despite clearly posted signs, security cameras and a large security gate. One of the suspects drew a gun out on the householder after she confronted him about staking out her home.
September 14, 2012
After spending $1 million last year to install swipe cards and more than 300 cameras at eight Hermiston (Ore.) schools, administrators say they have seen a drastic decrease in bullying and harassment incidents and a substantial reduction of graffiti at all the facilities.
September 13, 2012
Learn how video surveillance helped police apprehend two suspects just days after a Missouri bank installed a covert ATV Height-Strip camera at its front doors.
August 29, 2012
Houston Independent School District (HISD) has equipped its school buses with exterior surveillance cameras from Safety Vision.
May 2, 2012
While it’s true that modern cameras can often get you good images under lousy conditions, improving conditions usually improves the image quality dramatically. In that spirit, here are a few camera placement tips that we frequently see overlooked.
March 21, 2012
The Garfield (N.J.) Police Department released surveillance footage showing 19-year-old Malik Williams' escape from the station on Dec. 10. Williams was pursued to a residential garage, where he was killed in a confrontation with police.
February 16, 2012
Some 300 security industry professionals, SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION among them, gathered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., for the 2012 Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) Feb. 13-14 to address the current state, growth and opportunities of IP video surveillance.
February 8, 2012
In an effort to solve more property crime and burglary cases, the Orlando Police Department (OPD) is encouraging homeowners to install video surveillance cameras, ClickOrlando.com reports.
December 14, 2011
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine he talks to San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Stadium Operations and Security Jim Mercurio about security plans for the 49ers new stadium set to be built in Santa Clara, Calif.
December 7, 2011
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine interviews the San Francisco 49ers Vice President of Stadium Operations and Security Jim Mercurio about Candlestick Park's new video surveillance upgrade.
October 13, 2011
A day after Wayne Alarm Systems installed a 14-camera system in a Massachusetts home, a woman views to intruders breaking into her home after assessing footage of camera views. The woman's four-month-old baby and nanny were present during the break-in.
September 30, 2011
Anyone who has been in the industry any length of time knows the top two trade shows of the year are ISC West in Las Vegas in the spring and ASIS, which shifts locations each year, in the fall. They both typically draw about 20,000 security industry professionals. ISC has traditionally been a dealer-focused event while ASIS has been more about corporate, institutional and government end users, but these lines have blurred in recent years with large factions of both groups attending.
September 29, 2011
As physical security becomes more emeshed in the logical world on networks it becomes ever more imperative for the establishment of device, system and installation standards. This is an area that has been sorely lacking in the electronic security realm, and so it has justifiably been receiving more attention. Still, there remains much work to be done.
September 1, 2011
The September issue of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION features my in-depth interview with United Technologies Corp. (UTC) Global Security Products President Kelly Romano. To add some balance to that piece with an objective, I spoke to three of the industry’s top analysts, including Sandy Jones, principal of Sandra Jones & Co., Bill Bozeman, president/CEO of PSA Security Network, and Walter Bailey, CEO and senior managing director of Focus Consulting Partners LLC.
August 24, 2011
With the help of ADT Commercial, St. Louis' 21st Ward installed a new wireless video surveillance system to help reduce crime by 70 percent. The integrator will install 14 Panasonic IP pan/tilt/zoom cameras throughout the subdivision. Officers will view video feeds using an OnSSI platform at the subdivision's new police substation. All photos are courtest ADT Commercial.