Author Archives: Security Today

How Safe Are Bitcoin ATMS?

As its evangelists work day and night to popularize digital currencies, Bitcoin ATM machines are popping up to help the unbanked and underbanked have access to the leading cryptocurrency.

Atlanta Prepares Super Bowl LIII Security Plans

According to Amy Patterson, vice president of operations and logistics for the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee, those involved in Super Bowl preparations will work on contingency plans for everything from suspicious packages, protects and even mass casualty incidents.

The Tide of Security

Before installing a networked, open-platform, VMS solution, the Port of Antwerp had a standalone DVR system with no networking capabilities and no open platform support, meaning only a limited number of camera brands were supported.

Rethinking Access Control

When it comes to access control, it all boils down to companies trying to determine whether you are who you say you are, and whether you are authorized to access certain information. As we all know, both those are tall orders to fill.

From Risk to Reward

In the professional security market, the model for revenue is changing. Systems integrators are looking for revenue beyond basic sales and maintenance—especially customer-oriented addons to generate recurring monthly revenues (RMR).

Times are Changing

My, how times are changing the way we do business… in the publishing industry. Without going back to the details of yesteryear, the manner in which a publication is produced has changed from cut and paste, to the digital version of today.

Shifting Towards the Cloud

Video surveillance has dramatically changed in recent decades. Open, IP-based network technology has largely replaced the closed, proprietary world that long dominated the security industry.

Blurring the Lines

Thanks to wireless lock technologies, cloud-based software, and smartphone/tablet integration, it is now possible to deploy a secure, manageable, and cost-effective security solution without the need for complicated and expensive infrastructure.

Heavy Security Surrounds “El Chapo” Trial

Guzman has been kept in solitary confinement in Manhattan and taken to court in Brooklyn in a heavily guarded motorcade. The security around him is so intense that U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, presiding over the case, denied last week a motion by Guzman asking to hug his wife before the trial.