video surveillance access control physical security resource center video surveillance access control physical security resource center

Threats Heighten Need For Security Solutions For Malls

With recent threats made to shopping malls, security integration is at an all time high. For VARs and integrators, this creates an opportunity to provide solutions that enhance security at these locations.

More Articles

IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Best Channel Vendors 2015

    How were the Best Channel Vendors survey and special report generated? For a seventh consecutive year, we relied on the wisdom and experience of Penn State University to help ensure the survey’s statistical accuracy. Back in 2009, Penn State agreed with our philosophy of conducting a Web-based survey (as opposed to a phone-solicitation survey) of our subscribers to capture significant data from our most active resellers. The technology categories were determined by the Business Solutions magazine (BSM) editorial staff.

  • Best Channel Vendors 2015 - ECM Hardware, ECM Software, General Computing, Video Surveillance/Access Control, & VoIP

    Video surveillance and access control technologies continue to be great line-card additions for networking VARs looking for additional revenue streams. This year’s winners represent a good starting point for anyone interested in getting involved. Axis Communications and Honeywell are two well-known names in the physical security world, and Cisco’s enterprise networking experience is unquestionable.

More Articles

IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • Selling To The Millennial Customer
    Selling To The Millennial Customer

    Many of us have owned our businesses for numerous years and come from the Boomer Generation. Boomers are frugal for the most part, and were raised with dial telephones, three-channel television, and in a single-income family.  We saved our leftovers, ate everything on our plates, and the stores were closed on Sundays. We grew up with a mindset of budgets, and when we got out of college it was the ‘70s. We listened to vinyl records, FM radio, and drove an American-made car.

  • Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This
    Solutions Providers: Whatever You Do, Don’t Do This

    The “this” that I’m talking about is the practice that I’ve seen MSPs (managed services providers) and IT consultants repeat many times.  Tragically, each repetition costs the MSP and/or IT consultant a ton of cash.  The behavior that I’m talking about is the result of success that the MSP has had. Ironically, the more successful small MSPs are, the more rapidly they want to grow, hire more engineers, and enjoy more recurring revenue.

  • Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3
    Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 3

    This is the third part of a three-part series. This installment deals with documenting your plan and driving communication through your team.

  • Features Of IP Video Cameras That Just Might Be Overkill
    Features Of IP Video Cameras That Just Might Be Overkill

    Nobody wants to pay a premium for a product based on features that they don’t need — particularly in small to medium sized business with budget constraints. Yet every year network camera manufacturers continue to innovate delivering new solutions that push the envelope.

  • Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 2
    Ask Coach: Making Your Team Part of Strategic Planning, Part 2

    Q: How do you invite your team to be part of strategic planning? Coach: Instead of “invite,” “engage.”

More Executive Commentary

IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • Shuttle Customizes Computers For ScholarChip Solution
    Shuttle Customizes Computers For ScholarChip Solution

    Knowing where students are at any given time is of vital importance for teachers and school administrators. Keeping track of attendance is an essential part of a school’s budget, including state and federal financial support, and in some cases, even teacher performance.

  • The Four T’s Of Marketing

    There are so many elements to modern day marketing. From direct mailers and blogs to newsletters and emails, the modern day marketeer has a lot of things to consider when developing a marketing strategy. While there’s no magic 8 ball with all of the answers to your marketing questions, there are ways to make the whole process easier.

  • The Top 10 Myths About Sales

    No matter what point that you look back to in history, you can always find a notable deal, trade, or sale that shaped our world to what it is today. Even with its notoriety, sales is an industry that mystifies most of the general public. Is it about relationship building? Closing no matter what? Tricking someone into doing what you want?

More IP Security White Papers & Case Studies

PHYSICAL SECURITY EVENTS

HTG Centralized Mtg      February 9-13, 2015 Phoenix
CompTIA TechAmerica  February 10-11, 2015

Washington, DC

ASCII Summit 1 – Miami                                February 19-20, 2015 Miami
ISC West Exhibit Hall: April 15-17, 2015
SIA Education@ISC West: April 14 – 16)
Las Vegas

 

ABOUT ACCESS CONTROL & VIDEO SURVEILLANCE

Access control & video surveillance includes physical security technologies such as access control devices, IP video cameras, video management software (VMS), and video storage devices and systems.

Access control usually refers to a device or system that restricts access to a place or other resources based on individual credentials. Individuals allowed to access the place or resource verify their authorization through human monitoring (such as a guard), physical keys, electronic login information, biometric identification, electronic keys, or a combination of methods. In the physical security world, access control is used to restrict access by unauthorized personnel to a property, building, or a room.

IP video cameras (Internet protocol cameras or IP cameras) are a type of digital video camera often used for surveillance. They differ from analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras by being able to send and receive data over a computer network or via the Internet. There are two types of IP cameras, centralized and decentralized. Centralized require a central Network Video Recorder (NVR) while decentralized do not. Decentralized IP cameras have built-in recording functionality and store video locally on flash memory, network attached storage (NAS), or hard disk drives.

Video management software (VMS) is a component of a video surveillance solution which consists of cameras, network infrastructure, storage, and the VMS. Unlike analog cameras, IP cameras operate over a standard computer Ethernet network such as LAN, WAN, or the Internet. Because of this a computer on the network must have video management software installed in order to handle recording and other functionality for all the cameras on the network. Some systems load video management software onto the cameras themselves, letting the user access and control cameras with only a smartphone or tablet app.

Video storage can be done in multiple ways, either with direct attached storage or detached storage. Direct attached storage is the most common solution for small to medium-sized installations, where the computer running the video management software stores video directly to its hard drive. Detached storage can consist of either network attached storage (NAS) or a storage area network (SAN). A NAS system is a single devices directly connected to a LAN that provides storage to the entire network. A SAN is a specialized network designed for storage and connected to a server, providing user access through the server and offering high scalability.

Newsletter Signup
Newsletter Signup
Get the latest channel trends, news, and insights
By clicking Sign Me Up, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our Privacy Policy.

FEATURED IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL PRODUCTS

  • Bosch ReadykeyPRO Unlimited
    Bosch ReadykeyPRO Unlimited ReadykeyPRO Unlimited uses industry-leading technology effectively to create intelligent, innovative facility access control systems. ReadykeyPRO Unlimited simplifies an operator's responsibilities and lowers overall costs by integrating complex access management, alarm monitoring, ID badging and CCTV control through a single user interface.
  • R40 Readers
    R40 Readers iCLASS readers offer an open architecture design permitting compatibility with many of the most popular cards in the market, which comply with ISO 14443A, 14443B, and 15693 interoperability standards. Regional compatibilities include US Government PIVII (FIPS201),offering one of the most flexibility reader platforms available.
  • SNT-EP104 4 Channel Stand Alone Basic Function Encoder
    SNT-EP104 4 Channel Stand Alone Basic Function Encoder The SNT-EP104 is a 4 Channel Stand Alone Basic function Encoder. The SNT-EP104 is the ideal choice when leveraging and migrating from an existing analog camera system to an IP-based monitoring system.
  • VideoIQ® View™ Video Management System
    VideoIQ® View™ Video Management System VideoIQ View is an advanced video management system with unique capabilities based on real-time video analytics, megapixel resolution, and decentralized storage.
More Featured Products

IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL MULTIMEDIA

More Multimedia