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Could drones be new force multiplier for physical security?

Flying cameras could be used for schools, critical infrastructure, hospitals

HOUSTON—The use of drones for physical security is limited only by the imagination and battery life, says J. Patrick Murphy, president of LPT Security Consulting.

DoD certifies Mutualink


WALLINGFORD, Conn.—Mutualink Inc.’s radio and multimedia communications interoperability solution has received the Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command certification for both Information Assurance and Interoperability.

Metal detector installation begins at Phillies’ ballpark


PHILADELPHIA—Metal detectors are being installed at Citizens Bank Park’s Right Field Gate this week as part Major League Baseball’s plan to standardize security at all 30 MLB parks by the start of next year’s season, according to a report

Women’s Security Council has ambitious goals for 2014

Volunteers needed to ‘propel efforts forward’

YARMOUTH, Maine—The Women’s Security Council is stepping up efforts in its mission to ensure the success of females in the physical security industry.

SIA backs move to develop standards for locomotive cameras

A railroad safety committee is evaluating the use of cameras, recording devices in locomotive cabs

WASHINGTON—The Security Industry Association is backing the development of standards that would address the installation and use of inward- and outward-facing cameras and recording devices on locomotive train cabs.

Report: 68 percent wants to use security cameras for operational improvement

Top ways companies want to use video are: to increase sales, employee productivity, liability protection

AUSTIN, Texas—More than two-thirds of companies plan to use video surveillance security systems for operations improvement as well as security in the future, according to a new report released June 25.

Convention center’s security efforts boundless

Connecticut facility can share vital info near and far

HARTFORD, Conn.—The Connecticut Convention Center here comprises 540,000 square feet, but its security has no geographic boundaries.

Avigilon broadens access control portfolio


VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Video surveillance and access control provider Avigilon Corporation on June 16 introduced the latest version of its access control manager (ACM) platform to its product portfolio.

Canon to buy VMS provider Milestone Systems

Deal allows greater pursuit of video enabling, Milestone says

Updated June 16, 2014, with information from an interview with Jacco Leurs of Canon Europa

Who are brightest, rising stars out there?

SDN seeks nominations for physical-security end user ‘20 under 40’ awards

YARMOUTH, Maine—Yes, it’s that time again. Security Director News seeks nominations for its annual "20 under 40" awards to recognize the physical security profession's up-and-coming stars.