Advances in CCTV Video Recording
from Source Security News
Today, there would be very few, if any, CCTV specifiers who would choose anything other than digital recording for a new system. But digital recording technology is developing very rapidly and there's much more variation between products than there ever was in the days of VHS tape. It is, therefore, important for users to know what to look for in today's systems and to have an idea of the trends that will shape systems in the future. One of the first issues to address is the classification of digital recorders. In theory, digital recordings can be made on tape, and this system is, in fact, used in some consumer camcorders. In the CCTV field, however, digital recording today invariably means recording on hard disks similar to - but, as we shall see, not necessarily identical with - those used in office computer systems.
Behavioral Screening -- The Future of Airport Security?
Keep your shoes and belts on -- waiting in long airport security lines to pass through metal detectors may soon be a thing of the past. Security experts say focus is shifting from analyzing the content of carry-ons to analyzing the content of passengers' intentions and emotions. "We are seeing a needed paradigm shift when it comes to security," says Omer Laviv, CEO of ATHENA GS3, an Israeli-based security company. "This 'brain-fingerprinting,' or technology which checks for behavioral intent, is much more developed than we think." Nowhere is the need for cutting-edge security more acute than Israel, which faces constant security threats. For this reason, Israel has become a leader in developing security technology. More
More Fight Off Money Fears By Buying Safes
As New Yorkers continue to feel anxiety about the economy, some are starting to keep their money in a “safe” place. At American Locksmith in Midtown Manhattan, N.Y., owner Bill Gendler says customers are now buying safes at record levels, compared with years past. “Say, we would sell oh, three safes a week, now we sell 12 safes a week,” says Gendler. More
Yale Bringing Electronic Locks to U.K.
from Tech Radar
Yale is introducing electronic door locks to the U.K. market, but are keen to find out if Britons will fall in love with the dream of central locking their houses.
The lock maker points out that Asia has quickly embraced the idea of having a battery powered lock, giving people keyless secure entry to their homes.
However, the success of the project leans upon us trusting the technology enough to rid ourselves of our traditional keys.
Apple Encourages Antivirus Software
After years of belittling-and rightfully so-Windows' lame security, Apple is quietly "encouraging" OSX users to try a little protection themselves. In a brief knowledge base article on its support site, Apple suggests that running security software is probably a good idea.
A Mastermind Group Can Help Any Small Business Thrive
from Grand Junction Free Press
We hear a lot these days about “think tanks.” Ever consider one for your own business? No business is too small to benefit from having its own sounding board ... call it an Advisory Board, a Mastermind Group or a Success Team. Call it whatever you wish, but understand that this concept can be a tremendous catalyst for growth. Among the ways you can make successful thinking contagious in your business is by emphasizing long-term potential over short-term thinking. More
Tough Economy is No Time to Lose Sight of the Books
from Franchise Wire
As news reports predict worsening retail sales and consumer confidence continues to wane, it would be easy for souring moods to prevail and for small business owners to fall behind in their bookkeeping. However, Greg Jones, CEO of Bookkeeping Express, says now is the time to be as attentive as ever to balancing the books. More
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