Tag Archives: Perimeter Design

A Look at NERC CIP-014 Using Video Surveillance

A recent article appearing in Security Technology Executive magazine takes a look at the use of video surveillance techniques to address security guidelines laid down by the federal government in an attempt to more fully secure the U.S. power grid … Continue reading

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Video Analytics for Perimeter Surveillance

Critical Facilities have a continued need for efficient security, especially pertaining to protecting their perimeters. Facilities must actively monitor and respond to theft, unauthorized intrusions, safety events and potential terrorist activities. The ability to monitor a wide range of events … Continue reading

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Substation Physical Security – CASE STUDY

INDUSTRY: Energy, Utilities, Power Transmission CHALLENGE: The power grid is a modern engineering marvel, providing us widely available and affordable energy for not only our day to day lives, but also highly critical infrastructure elements for which we rely on … Continue reading

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Addressing Tailgating Vulnerability at Substations

Electrical substations are subject to a number of unique security challenges and safety concerns. Identifying and addressing these concerns is the objective of the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program regulations from the National Electrical Reliability Commission’s (NERC).  As part of … Continue reading

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Why Geospatial Video Analytics is Different – Security Guy Radio Podcast

PODCAST – Chuck Herald sat down with Larry Bowe, president of PureTech Systems and discussed the PureActiv geospatial video security platform and why it differs from other traditional VMS systems. The discussion includes: What is Geospatial Real Life Pokémon GO … Continue reading

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Security Camera Installation Rules

Remember back in high school when you could take a photography class and actually get credit toward graduation?  You most likely took the class because it was a much better option to cooking or calculus.  However, if you were paying attention, … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance Considerations for Night Time Operation

This article originally appeared in Remote Magazine. When designing a perimeter surveillance system, or even when adding new sensors to an existing system, it’s easy to get caught up in the product selection, perimeter layout, camera locations, lens size and … Continue reading

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Video Surveillance – 8 Camera Installation Tips

Protecting critical facilities against intrusion is a critical role consultants and security integrators deal with every day.  Remembering a few key things can go a long ways in ensuring the implementation of your camera security meets your objectives. This presentation … Continue reading

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Security Camera FOV Mistakes: The Rule of Thirds

Security cameras are an important tool in the protection of facilities and critical assets.  However, the phrase “what you see is what you get”…applies…literally.  Proper set up of security cameras directly relates to the level of effectiveness they will provide.  … Continue reading

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INFOGRAPHIC – Security Design Using Rules You Learned in High School Photography Class

When planning physical security systems, we often overlook some of the easy principles, only to end up with an unhappy customer or poor design.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were a formula for a successful security design?  As luck … Continue reading

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To See or Not to See – THAT is the View shed

With any type of security incident, it is imperative that the situation be assessed quickly and accurately so the necessary response can be taken.  In many cases, this involves the use of cameras via a video management system (VMS).  However, … Continue reading

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Teaching Cameras to Zoom … “Intelligently”

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Map Based video management systems have the ability to control security cameras directly from the map-based user interface.  These map-based VMS, also referred to as geospatial VMS, have many … Continue reading

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Using Video Analytics with Pan-Tilt-Zoom Cameras

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) A common misunderstanding in today’s security world is that video analytics is restricted to fixed cameras, when in fact; the ability to utilize video analytics on in-motion pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras has … Continue reading

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Protecting Remote Facilities with Camera Auto Follow

(An earlier version of this article first appeared in Remote Magazine) Protecting remote facilities is a difficult task, in terms of budget, manpower and system complexity.  Fortunately, technology advances continue to provide exciting capabilities and more affordable deployment.  One such … Continue reading

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Finding Security Solutions for Airports

Airports have many security and safety needs.  Fortunately, there are many technologies out there designed specifically to meet these security and safety needs.  As an airport, it’s often difficult, and time consuming, finding and evaluating these technologies to understand their … Continue reading

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