Moving Up The Stack 

By Sandra Kay Miller

As networks, both public and private, have become more integral to everyday life, the lines between public and private continue to dissolve. Users connect...

Plan For Parking 

Stephanie Silk

Parking facilities whether they are adjacent to a building, remote from a building, standalone or in an interior area pose security risks. Each parking...

Opening Up About Door Closers 

By Ryan Rouse

The term door closer barely begins to explain the many purposes of these widely used devices. Perhaps door controller would be a better term considering...

Where The Wild Things Are 

BY STEPHANIE SILK

Talks were sparked about security at zoos last December when a tiger attacked three visitors at the San Francisco Zoo, killing a 17-year-old and mauling...

Anti-Terrorism Bollard 

The 24-foot-wide, five-post stationary steel bollard from Off the Wall Products is K12- and L3-certified by the U.S. Department of State....

Intelligent Barrier System  

Intelligent Perimeter Systems’ Intelli-Barrier product line integrates U.S. DOS K12- and UK PAS 68-rated vehicle barriers with various state-of-the-art threat detection sensors...

Smarter Security Sleek Optical Turnstile 

The GlassWing optical turnstile is an addition to Smarter Security Systems’ Fastlane product series. It includes ¼-in. tailgate detection with angel-wing style glass barriers that recess into the pedestals for authorized personnel. Each turnstile lane includes a microprocessor that is programmed with advanced neural network algorithms. ...

Super Bowl To Be Patrolled And Watched Carefully 

With the high-profile nature of the Super Bowl, police and security agencies in the host cities typically employ the latest technology to ensure the security and safety of those attending the event. Moreover, because of the demands that these large-scale events place on personnel, police agencies need specialized equipment and tools to make each of their officers more productive and efficient.
The Glendale Police Department will be using Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) to provide security services at the Super Bowl. The department will use Segway i2 and x2 police models to patrol the walkways, parking lots and exhibition areas around the stadium. In addition, the police department will also patrol NFL-sponsored events throughout the city during the days leading up to the game. ...

Delta Bidirectional Optical Turnstile 

The 7000-B turnstile from Delta Turnstile Controls now features climb-over detection as an option. The turnstile can function as a traditional optical turnstile or a barrier-type optical turnstile. When the system is used in barrier mode, its steel barrier arms act as an additional visual deterrent to unauthorized access. ...

Smarter Security Optical Turnstile 

The GlassWing optical turnstile from Smarter Security Systems is an addition to the Fastlane product series. It includes ¼-in. tailgate detection with angel-wing style glass barriers that recess into the pedestals for authorized personnel. Each turnstile lane includes a microprocessor that is programmed with advanced neural network algorithms....

GE Security Helps Protect '07 Pan American Games 

GE Security Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the General Electric Co., has announced its role in providing integrated security solutions to the Pan American Games Rio 2007.
As part of a comprehensive electronic security system for this year's Pan American Games, GE Security, along with its integrator, Rocha Bressan, created one of the event's largest camera networks -- 1,500 cameras installed in 64 venues -- to help ensure the safety and security of those involved in all aspects of the games. ...

ASTM Introduces Perimeter Barriers Testing Standard 

ASTM International Committee F12 on Security Systems and Equipment has approved a new standard, F 2656, Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers. The new test method, developed by Subcommittee F12.10 on Systems, Products and Services, provides a range of vehicle impact conditions, designations and penetration performance levels for the testing of perimeter barriers that are used to prevent attacks on facilities by moving vehicles.
According to Dean Alberson, assistant agency director, Texas Transportation Institute, and a member of Subcommittee F12.10, prior to the publication of F 2656, the U.S. State Department had the only standard for testing of perimeter security devices. However, in 2003, that document was modified and penetration ratings were dropped from it. Because these ratings were still extensively used, particularly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Committee F12 agreed to develop F 2656....

Harboring Safety 

By Stephanie Silk

The Port of Halifax Canada's Atlantic Gateway to the World is home to terminals, oil refineries, ship stations, cargo and supply chain activities, Navy...

From The Field 

GOVERNMENT U.S. Navy Deploys Outdoor Perimeter Intrusion Detection System At Southeastern Facility The U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy have...

Above Top-Secret 

Eight miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio, lies the headquarters of the Air Force Materiel Command, the branch responsible for keeping U.S. Air Force (USAF)...

Delta Scientific Mail Screening Security Booth 

The BioBooth from Delta Scientific allows mail inspectors to safely receive and open mail, isolating the rest of the staff and facility from exposure if bio-hazards are delivered. The booth features an outer and inner workroom with sealed doors, lighting and hospital-style floors. Each room has long countertops and open spaces for staging, sorting and prospective decontamination....

B.I.G. Bullet- and Blast-Resistant Guard Booth 

The Convincer from B.I.G. Enterprises can withstand a bomb/blast attack, thus enabling the guard inside to respond and initiate emergency procedures. It features bullet-resistant steel construction with stainless steel architectural wall treatments, a stainless steel standing seam dome roof, stainless steel louvers, custom security lighting and complete electrical and mechanical cabinetry....

Technology Gets Wired 

By Stephanie Silk

A large water treatment facility in Southern California has to protect a 25-million-gallon reservoir with three drinking water walls, 7 tons of chlorine...

A View of Liberty 

She stands on a 13-point star in the middle of New York harbor. A beacon of freedom, the Statue of Liberty is the quintessential symbol of America. On...

Tech Watch 

Often times, security booths are the first thing a visitor encounters on a property. Their appearance gives a first impression of the facility inside....

High Security Fences - Ameristar Fence Products 

The Impasse Security Fence from Ameristar Fence Products features ornamental spear-tipped steel pales that are vertically secured to a framework of steel rails and I-beam posts. Other standard security features include a fishplate bracket that fits through pre-punched slotted holes in the post and tamperproof nuts and bolts. The fences are available in three styles: the Gauntlet, which features steel corrugated pales that curve and rise above the topmost rail; the Trident, which features pointed steel pales with spiked points in between each; and the Stronghold, which features blunt, rounded pales that provide safety to the public. Pedestrian and drive gates in a variety of heights and styles with PermaCoat anti-corrosion coating systems are also available....

Barriers to Protect WTC Transportation Hub Project 

A major Barriers to Protect WTC Transportation Hub Project project to build a concrete barrier around the the reconstruction project at New York's World Trade Center has been awarded...

Do Planter Barriers Pose SAFETY HAZARD? 

The concrete and metal security barriers that appeared on Manhattan sidewalks after Sept. 11, 2001, to deter potential car bomb attacks are beginning...

Foreboding barricades give way to aesthetic designs 

THE Benefits OF Fiber 

By Jacqueline Emigh

When thinking about security, is probably the last thing on Earth that comes to mind. Yet, ironically, in the form of fiber-optic cable, glass has formed...

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