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Guiding Principles For Taking Your Organization Into The Digital Age
Guiding Principles For Taking Your Organization Into The Digital Age

For some businesses, making the transition into a fully digital company is part of their normal business strategy. Tech companies, for instance, have no choice but to keep up with the times, and that requires the digital transformation. Other companies that might not have tech ties, however, may find transitioning into a digital business to be a significant challenge. By Rick Delgado, contributing writer

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IP SECURITY MAGAZINE ARTICLES

  • Expand Your Line Card
    Expand Your Line Card

    How does your line card compare with that of your peers? More importantly, where are the highest margins and most revenue?

  • 30-Year Anniversary: A Look Back

    Business Solutions magazine began as Business Electronics magazine in May 1986. In the 30 years since, the magazine and focus have undergone some significant changes. Originally, the magazine was dedicated to office automation dealers. Looking over those first few issues, you can’t help but smile at some of the topics.

  • Inside A $10 Million IP Video Install

    An IT integrator lands a 20+ casino upgrade involving thousands of IP cameras.

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IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL EXECUTIVE COMMENTARY

  • How Small Businesses Can Achieve Big Security
    How Small Businesses Can Achieve Big Security

    Today, most companies weather cyber-attacks on a frequent basis. By Richard Walters, SVP of Security Products at Intermedia

  • Selling SMBs On IP Video
    Selling SMBs On IP Video

    If you thought IP video was too costly and too complex for SMBs, it’s time to take another look. With every new generation, IP video has become more powerful, more affordable and easier to use — making network video solutions a perfect fit even for SMBs with minimal technical know-how and limited budgets.

  • Top 5 Issues To Consider Before Customizing Technology
    Top 5 Issues To Consider Before Customizing Technology

    Customization used to be a bad word to many business owners. It was viewed as encumbering higher costs and depending on complex IT infrastructure. However, with the availability of more outsourced technology resources and the increased drive for innovation and marketplace gains, customization is becoming a more common business practice. By Kristen McAlister, President, Cerius Executives

  • 10 Ways To Create And Retain Engagement With Process Improvement
    10 Ways To Create And Retain Engagement With Process Improvement

    Is your business struggling to get staff involved in process improvement initiatives? If so, you can take solace in knowing you’re not alone. By Ivan Seselj, CEO, Promapp

  • The Best Management Advice I Ever Received
    The Best Management Advice I Ever Received

    When I first started managing, I thought a lot about myself: how I was doing with my team, how I didn’t want to be a terrible manager, things I could do to become a great manager. Yet when I first started out, the advice I got was “it’s not about you anymore.”

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IP VIDEO & ACCESS CONTROL WHITE PAPERS & CASE STUDIES

  • The Trends And Benefits Of Smart Cards And Biometric Security Devices
    The Trends And Benefits Of Smart Cards And Biometric Security Devices

    Everyone is concerned with digital data security today, in one way or another. For every digital advancement, there seems to be a counter development to breach its security. The trust and etiquette that once governed the use of the old telephone party lines would serve us well today, but we cannot count on such protocol for today’s data and communication devices. Additional protection is needed.

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PHYSICAL SECURITY EVENTS

ISV IQ Live! West February 24, 2016 Santa Ana, CA
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February 29-March 4
San Francisco
ISC West
April 6-8
Las Vegas
ISV IQ Live! East October 6, 2016 Philadelphia

 

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.

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