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Video verification: A police chief’s perspective

For law enforcement, the essential task for video verification technology is to maintain confidence that a priority response is needed, police chief says
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08/08/2014

HIGHLAND PARK, Texas— Law enforcement is taking an increasingly active role in shaping video verification alarm policies.

Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

New Vivint CSO Albaugh was security chief at DOT, FAA
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08/05/2014

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who has joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S.

Report: LPR useful tool but obstacles remain

Privacy, data retention and sharing must be addressed to take full advantage of LPR, Rand Corp. finds
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08/01/2014

PITTSBURGH—License plate recognition technology has taken off with law enforcement agencies—some surveys estimate 70 percent of local agencies are using it.

Setting up security at 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion

Many stakeholders involved in lengthy process
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07/28/2014

NEW YORK—Cameras, access control, intrusion detectors, magnetometers, radio communication: There’s much involved in designing a new facility’s complete security system. When you’re designing that system for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Plaza and Pavilion, it’s even more complicated.

More in store for Samsung ‘Eco Partners’

Camera manufacturer enhances ‘STEP’ program, launched at ISC West
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07/28/2014

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung’s strategic partners, including end users, can more easily submit project registration, access training, and up-to-date pricing and other product information as part of enhancements the camera manufacturer is making to its Samsung Techwin Eco Partners (STEP) program.

Feenics ‘built by a VAR for VARs'

Paul DiPeso heads up new cloud-based access control company
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07/28/2014

OTTAWA—Feenics, a new cloud-based access control platform launched earlier this year, has named Paul DiPeso as VP and GM, and is attracting the attention of some integrators who are demoing or getting ready to install Keep, which is Feenics’ first product.

De Fina joins SightLogix

Former head of Panasonic, Samsung, joins smart thermal camera manufacturer
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07/18/2014

PRINCETON, N.J.—Calling it the “next great company,” Frank De Fina announced that he’s joining smart thermal camera manufacturer SightLogix as EVP of sales and marketing.

Security distributor decides on its own security for inventory, employees

GSS opts for Mobotix for cameras, video door stations
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07/17/2014

CHANTILLY, Va.—Global Surveillance System, a national distributor of video surveillance and low-voltage security equipment, had to decide what kind of security it would itself deploy at a brand new 3,000-square-foot warehouse and an office building here.

North American video surveillance market poised for rapid expansion

Author expects 'massive proliferation' of IP cameras during forecast period
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07/16/2014

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.—With the technology becoming ever more sophisticated, video surveillance systems are on the verge of becoming an indispensible component of security systems worldwide.

Could drones be new force multiplier for physical security?

Flying cameras could be used for schools, critical infrastructure, hospitals
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07/14/2014

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.

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