Physical Security Articles

  1. Your Higher Ed IT Clients May Be Adopting Iris Scans Over ID Cards
    8/26/2015

    Biometrics is the emerging trend in identification and authentication, from fingerprint scanning to facial recognition.

  2. New Throwable Cameras Provide Innovative Tool For Law Enforcement
    7/29/2015

    Bounce Imaging, founded by an MIT alumnus in 2012, is helping law enforcement assess danger in unseen areas with its new device, the Explorer. Now, the Boston-based startup will be deploying 100 of the new gadgets to police departments nationwide, and it aims to expand to first responders and other security clients in the near future, according to MIT News. By Christine Kern, contributing writer

  3. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From June 2015
    7/14/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news, Samsung Techwin joins SYNNEX’ VISUALSolv Physical Security Lineup, Tyco Security releases new IP video solutions for SMBs, Exacq Technologies introduces camera links which allow exacqVision users to configure overlay controls that will display when hovering over a camera in live view, and Genetec expands support for body wearable cameras and unveils a new parking module.

  4. Retail Shrink Tops $44 Billion In 2014
    7/9/2015

    Retailers lost $44 billion as a result of shoplifting, employee and vendor theft, and administrative error (collectively called inventory shrink) in 2014, totaling 1.38 percent of total sales.

  5. Millennials In The Work Place: It Means Change — For The Better
    7/8/2015

    Now, 50 percent of the national workforce is comprised of millennials, according to a new report from LogMeIn’s subsidiary JoinMe. In 25 years, that number will jump to 75 percent of the workforce.

  6. Study Finds Disconnect Between IT And Loss Prevention
    7/7/2015

    New research from the IHL Group examines industry perspectives on loss prevention technologies in retail and the very different ways business groups including IT, loss prevention (LP), and the C-suite valuate and allocate investment and staffing in those technologies based on their individual roles and priorities.

  7. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers
    7/2/2015

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  8. Video Surveillance Solutions: Integrators Should Start With Storage
    6/30/2015

    The video surveillance market is in transition. In addition to the continuing shift from analog to IP video, resolutions of 4K (and even greater) are available, and required data retention times are longer. And the channel must respond.

  9. Access Control And Video Surveillance News From May 2015
    6/16/2015

    Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in access control and video surveillance news, OnSSI releases Ocularis v5.0 and new video management software, and Milestone Systems expands ONVIF support and announces Bosch certification.  OnSSI Has Released Ocularis v5.0, Video Management Software (VMS)

  10. Exit Strategy: An Essential Part Of Your IT Business Plan
    6/10/2015

    Entrepreneurs often focus on launching and building their businesses, hoping to see them flourish and grow, but planning an appropriate exit strategy that allows you to get your money back at the end of the journey is just as important to consider: the “exit” in exit strategy is what allows you and your investors to receive ROI.

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