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Applying Indoor Positioning Systems: A Primer for Integrators and Security Specialists

This paper reports on modern indoor positioning system (IPS) technologies that utilize personal smart mobile devices, or…

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Cloud-Based and Hosted Access Control: Opportunities for Dealers and Integrators

The cloud access control market is seeing strong growth, according to market research firm IHS Markit, which…

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Reducing workplace violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings
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Mitigating the Risk of Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings

Violence in the workplace continues to be a major problem in medical facilities, despite a decline in…

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The Hidden Value in Store Security Systems

Managers of a candy store in San Francisco were puzzled by the poor sales of a product…

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Non-category cabling, twisted pair wiring
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IP Connectivity Over Non-Category Cables

  ​Th​e Impact of IP and PoE on Electronic Security Installations The internet protocol (IP) evolution in…

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Unifying and Converging IT and Physical Security
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The Compelling Case for Unifying IT and Physical Security

Most organizations today follow the official plan. They have their building and critical rooms secured with electronic…

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