Ask the Expert This month’s expert discusses the practical application of biometrics By Larry O’Brien – August 2009 A recent survey showed that spending on biometrics could increase by about 140 percent within the next five years. If the mass adoption of high-tech technology found in spy movies is imminent, what tools are most useful, [...]
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Special events – those public or private occasions that may attract between a few hundred to thousands of people – can be one of the most unpredictable challenges facing the security professional. Advance planning and preparation are critical to helping ensure a smooth and safe event.
Web-based access control is a great example of the growing convergence of IT with the security industry. The technology works by enabling users to view and manage a system remotely, from any location in the world, as long as they have Internet access.
EVEN in the earliest buildings, locks were used to protect people’s possessions. Throughout history, people have used peculiar methods for protecting their belongings and have created their own alternatives to locks. In India, valuable belongings were sealed into large blocks of wood, then placed into water where they were surrounded by hungry crocodiles. While an intimidating security measure, this may not be the most effective way to retrieve one’s belongings later.
Large-scale enterprise video systems—from a 200-camera, campus-wide installation to more than 1,000 cameras in 100 corporate offices stretched across the country—offer special challenges and opportunities not found with smaller, single-site projects.