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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.

PlateSmart takes LPR to the cloud

‘Software-only solution’ uses existing equipment

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, according to company CEO John Chigos.

Eagle Eye debuts 'modern, open' API

Drako: ‘You don’t have to use Windows to program’; he hopes lots of non-security applications are developed

AUSTIN, Texas—Cloud-based VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks on May 27 announced the launch of its Eagle Eye Video API, which CEO Dean Drako hopes will be used to “develop lots of applications that are not security-based.”

Samsung leader departs

He takes credit for 'building great team,' but credits team for building business

Samsung Techwin America’s EVP Frank De Fina announced May 28 that he is leaving Samsung for personal reasons.

Disaster recovery within 15 minutes at Delta

Duplicate site and drills ensure business continuity

ATLANTA—If Delta Air Lines’ Operations Control Center is incapacitated due to a fire, extreme weather or bomb, it can set up within 15 minutes at a duplicate facility already in place nearby. That’s been proven during yearly drills.