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Evolving Security Technology Makes Invention the ‘Mother of Necessity’

The adage used to be "necessity is the mother of invention." Nowadays in the security space, it appears the inverse is true.


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Looking for more RMR while giving your customers peace of mind? Security integrators need to look into offering remote monitoring services for their IP video surveillance and access control systems. By Ronnie Pennington · March 23, 2016

The WinnaVegas Casino Resort recently pushed its chips into a major facilities expansion. It raised the stakes, gambling on the ability to integrate an existing analog video surveillance system with new IP networked cameras and VMS — and won big. SSI Staff · March 21, 2016

One security professional has been bitten by the home automation bug as he tries out the Wink hub and SmartThings hub in his own home to see which better handles all of his smart devices. Bob Grossman · March 21, 2016

Electronic access control systems (EACS) continue to evolve and deliver enhancements in performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Increasingly, wireless technology is helping migrate EACS so they can be used for more doors as well as mobile mustering, remote areas, gates and other unique applications such as elevators. Tony Diodato, CTO of Cypress Integration Solutions, joins the conversation to touch on some fundamental aspects of wireless access control technology. SSI Staff · March 18, 2016

The tail-end of a horrific crime was caught on surveillance camera, as well as a disgruntled customer at an auto store going a bit too far with his frustration. Stephen Sellner · March 18, 2016

As with any other building, a video surveillance system needs to cater to the unique characteristics of the facility. Those challenges are amplified with churches and worship facilities, where a welcoming environment is paramount. By Martin Sinderman · March 16, 2016

As more and more smart buildings are popping up worldwide, security integrators would be wise to communicate the benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) by integrating the building's security systems. By Minu Youngkin · March 16, 2016

Learn more about wireless access control systems, including which situations call for them and accounts from various security professionals on how wireless locking systems optimize the practicality of their security solutions. By Scott Lindley · March 14, 2016

Surveillance video of a group of burglars running out of a house after the home security alarm sounded leads off this week's edition of Surveillance Videos of the Week. Other videos include a business featured on ABC's show "Shark Tank" targeted by a thief and a man stealing a running car out of a woman's driveway. Stephen Sellner · March 11, 2016

Advancements in low-light video surveillance have changed the game when it comes to producing clear, usable images of intruders, burglars and others. As the camera technology continues to improve, so do the applications for security dealers and even national security. By Al Colombo · March 09, 2016


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