Data center security, from the perimeter to the rack

    If data is the new oil, as has often been claimed, are data centers the new power stations? It might sound like a grand claim, but when more and more of the data storage, processing and analytics that underpins so many aspects of business and society is handled by data centers, it’s perhaps not so […]

      QR codes for smart, cost-effective access control

      Have you ever thought of sending QR codes to manage the visitors and suppliers permitted to access your facility? If not, there are many good reasons to consider using QR codes as virtual credentials instead of traditional plastic cards. Cost-effective and sustainable There are a range of QR code-based access control solutions from Axis to […]

        Sustainable security solutions—protecting people, planet and profit.

          This post is written by Steve Surfaro, a former industry liaison for Axis Communications, with over 30 years of experience in the security industry. Read more about Steve at the bottom of this page. More and more organizations in the security industry, whether manufacturers, integrators or security personnel, operate with sustainability in focus. Yet, […]

          Video through the eye of a forensic expert

          Today’s modern video monitoring systems are designed to perform multiple tasks at the same time.  Just the simple presence of a surveillance camera already works as a preventive element, but of course it offers other features as well, such as real-time monitoring or automatic event assessment. From the forensic point of view, the most important […]

            Security as a service: How video analytics is changing the industry

            With security becoming an ever more important consideration for many organizations, there is a growing trend for outsourcing security and guarding responsibilities to third party providers. This is not only true for large enterprises and critical infrastructure facilities; schools, smaller factories, offices and construction sites are all examples of customers who are increasingly enlisting the […]