Security Digest 2019

Written by Senstar’s industry experts, Security Digest covers a range a subjects related to perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS); video management (VMS), access control, and analytics; and personal duress.

Outdoor Vehicle and People Tracking video analytic captures ghosts haunting Senstar property
Do you believe in ghosts? The following footage recently recorded at Senstar's Sensor Integrated Test Environment (SITE) with our Outdoor[...]
Video analytics: seeing is believing
Many vendors claim their video analytics work in real world environments. But in security and business applications, just “working” isn’t good[...]
Securing correctional facilities: Inside and out
Senstar products have been protecting correctional facilities around the world for over 35 years.  Preventing escapes  Prisons and other correctional facilities[...]
How to configure a video wall in less than 3 minutes
Video walls enable organizations to quickly and easily control video streams displayed on a centralized or distributed set of monitors.[...]
Required Reading – Perimeter security for electrical utilities 101
With the new school year upon us, Senstar thought it was a good time to share our perimeter security reading[...]
The many uses of Senstar’s Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) video analytic
The Senstar Symphony VMS includes an Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR) video analytic that works right of out the box. A server-based analytic, it automatically[...]
Detect. Track. Apprehend. See Senstar’s people tracking analytic in action.
The following video shows a construction site where intruders were detected, tracked, and apprehended with the help of Senstar's Symphony™[...]
The Senstar LM100™ proves being dim isn’t always a bad thing
Outdoor lighting is an easy and effective first step to deterring theft and vandalism at electrical utility sites. But when[...]
Senstar Thin Client – Versatile video display for security and business operations
The Senstar Thin Client is a no-hassle network video display appliance. Compact and easy to install, the Thin Client can[...]
Attention shoppers: Senstar VMS products help retailers secure spaces and gather business intelligence
The Senstar Symphony™ video management system (VMS) and analytics are ideal for retailers looking to deter theft, protect staff and[...]
Beware of alligators! Adding perimeter intrusion detection to culverts
Perimeter intrusion detection isn't always just about protecting a site from human intruders. Sometimes it's about protecting humans from a[...]
Intruder Alert! Senstar’s physical security products capture shoeless bandit
The following real world video shows the sequence of events that happened when an intruder was detected with Senstar’s physical[...]
Benefits of ranging sensors
Perimeter intrusion detection sensors are highly effective solutions for securing a site. When buried, they provide a covert sensor that[...]
Green Security
Improve security while reducing environmental impact and energy costs Effective site security can be achieved without incurring additional operational costs[...]
Addressing common frustrations with access control systems
April 16, 2019 Senstar’s new Symphony™Access Control (AC) software resolves frustrations common to access control systems – proprietary hardware, separate interfaces[...]
Using covert fiber optic technology to protect borders
April 2, 2019 Securing a border that traverses sparsely populated areas poses substantial law enforcement, budgetary, and deployment challenges. To[...]
Preventing theft with intelligent lighting and intrusion detection
March 19, 2019 After two thefts from his storage yard, Aim Marine owner David Scott looked to add a layer[...]
Using wireless communications in security applications
March 5, 2019 When tasked with selecting equipment to protect a site, security professionals typically choose the technologies with which[...]
What is “environmental disaggregation” and why should you care?
February 19, 2019 "Environmental disaggregation" sounds complicated but in the physical security world of perimeter intrusion detection sensors, it has[...]
Installing intelligent security lighting on palisade fences   
February 5, 2019 Palisade-style fences can provide a high-level of security in an aesthetically pleasing package. Available in cut and[...]
Integrating Senstar sensors with Milestone XProtect 
January 22, 2019 Integrating perimeter intrusion detection sensors (PIDS) with a site's video management software can substantially improve situational awareness[...]
Benefits of multi-streaming
January 8, 2019 Multi-streaming (sometimes called “dual streaming”) refers to a camera streaming multiple independent video streams to the video[...]
Happy Holidays!
Security Digest will return on January 8, 2019.
Senstar’s perspective on security trends
December 18, 2018 The global security landscape is changing and security companies are working hard to keep up with new[...]
Using Thin Client with third-party VMS
December 11, 2018 Did you know that the Senstar Thin Client can stream live video from ONVIF and RTSP compliant[...]
Limiting light pollution from physical security applications
December 4, 2018 As any security professional knows, outdoor lighting is an easy and effective first step to deterring theft[...]
Senstar resources for helping to protect electrical utility sites
November 27, 2018 Energy sites are constantly at risk of vandalism and theft. There is also the added concern of[...]
Take the Senstar VMS Challenge
November 20, 2018    
Adding Viewing Stations to the Symphony VMS 
November 13, 2018Did you know that the Symphony VMS doesn't require individual licenses for each viewing station or display client? You can add as many[...]
Keep staff safe in high threat environments
October 9, 2018 The Flare Real-Time Locating System (RTLS) keeps staff and visitors safe by instantly identifying and locating personal[...]
The IoT Zombie Survival Guide
October 30, 2018This Halloween, the risk of being spooked and possibly thrilled by hordes of zombies appearing in your neighborhoods[...]
Display video from ONVIF-compliant network cameras without a PC
October 23, 2018 Did you know Senstar’s Thin Client can display video directly from any ONVIF or RTSP-compliant source, including network[...]
Face Recognition analytic helping Cosmo Music identify the bad guys
October 16, 2018 Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada is the world’s largest interactive musical instrument store. The store[...]
Get to know Senstar’s Thin Client
October 9, 20181. The below infographic highlights the key features of Senstar’s Thin Client PC alternative for video management.  2.[...]
Protecting unmanned, remote sites 
October 2, 2018 Unmanned, remote sites, especially those containing critical infrastructure assets, are easy targets for intruders. Regardless of the[...]
Patented technology puts Senstar at the forefront of pipeline leak detection
September 25, 2018 Senstar’s recently announced FiberPatrol FP7000 pipeline integrity monitoring system for leak detection and third-party interference (TPI) for[...]
Senstar Symphony VMS – What customers are saying
September 18, 2018 Senstar Symphony is an all-in-one solution for video management, video analytics, perimeter intrusion detection system integration, and[...]
Features that set Senstar Symphony VMS apart
September 11, 2018 Senstar Symphony 7.1, the newest version of Senstar's all-in-one solution for video management, video analytics, perimeter intrusion[...]
Senstar Care: Minimize downtime, reduce expenses and ensure optimal performance
September 4, 2018 Senstar customers already enjoy the advantages that come with any new equipment purchase, including a three-year limited[...]
Senstar support helps protect your security system investment
August 28, 2018 At Senstar, we care about our customers. As experts in the field of outdoor perimeter security and[...]
NERC CIP-014 compliance: Solutions for physical security
August 21, 2018 The purpose of the NERC* CIP-014 reliability standard is to protect electrical facilities from physical attacks that could[...]
They’re doing WHAT? Senstar perimeter security and VMS products are being used in many unique situations 
August 14, 2018 As a global leader in perimeter intrusion detection systems and video management software and analytics, Senstar products protect thousands of sites worldwide.   While typical installations include correctional facilities,[...]
Senstar Face Recognition – Every face tells a story  
August 7, 2018 Senstar Face Recognition video analytic is ideal for securing facilities that require an additional layer of protection for access control[...]
Senstar’s perimeter intrusion detection products are helping to secure marijuana production facilities across Canada  
July 31, 2018  The sale and possession of marijuana for recreational consumption will officially become legal in Canada in October 2018, joining marijuana for medical purposes, which became legal[...]
30 years and still going strong – Senstar’s buried intrusion detection system has been protecting Phoenix House since 1989
July 24, 2018 Remember what was happening in 1989?  George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, New Kids on the[...]
Equipping IP cameras with superpowers – Senstar developer wins ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge 
July 17, 2018 Senstar Senior Software Developer, Liqiao Ying, has won the first ever ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge. ONVIF is an open industry forum that provides[...]
How well does the Senstar LM100 illuminate a fence line?
July 10, 2018 How well does the Senstar LM100 perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system illuminate a fence line?[...]
Senstar Symphony VMS – safeguarding children, youth, and educators 
July 3, 2018 The Senstar Symphony video management system (VMS) is helping educational institutions across the globe safeguard students and staff.  Below are three[...]
The FiberPatrol® fence-mounted intrusion detection system keeps getting better!
June 25, 2018 Continuous product improvement is a guiding principle at Senstar. For over 35 years, Senstar has incorporated new[...]
Senstar’s broad product portfolio offers security solutions for distinct site requirements 
June 19, 2018 When it comes to security for large sites, there are many factors that go into designing the[...]
Meet Joe. Meet Dave. Meet Thin Client.
June 12, 2018 Joe works security. Joe needs to see live video from the building’s cameras. Sometimes he wants to[...]
A picture is worth a thousand words 
June 5, 2018 A picture of the Senstar LM100 hybrid perimeter intrusion detection and intelligent lighting system is worth a[...]
All about SITE – the world’s largest privately held outdoor test facility
May 29, 2018 Senstar is proud to have the world's largest privately held outdoor perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS) test[...]
Physical Security and the Internet of Things
By Kevin Thomson, Senior Product Manager May 22, 2018 Download our free ebook, Physical Security and the Internet of Things: A[...]
Is your VMS ready for GDPR?
  May 15, 2018 On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable. The[...]
Using analytics with your VMS can save you money
The costs of implementing and running a modern video management system (VMS) include more than just the surveillance cameras and[...]
Affordable perimeter protection in six easy steps
Detect intruders before they get inside May 1, 2018 By itself, an expensive security fence is only a minor deterrent for determined intruders –[...]
Nuisance Alarm Rate, Smuisance Alarm Rate.
Not even "windpocalypse" can rattle Senstar products April 24, 2018 Ottawa, Canada. April 4-5, 2018. It was a dark and[...]
Wrong way detection for airport security
April 17, 2018 Preventing unauthorized passenger movement between secured/unsecured areas is a fundamental part of airport security. Unlike entry points,[...]
Five key factors to consider when selecting a VMS 
April 10, 2018 With so many options available, selecting a video management software (VMS) platform that is right for your[...]
Multiple Senstar systems installed to protect major US airport 
Multi-layer intrusion detection solution creates one of Senstar’s largest ever single-facility projects April 3, 2018 Senstar delivered an effective perimeter[...]
The rise of video analytics 
Mainstream adoption FINALLY happening   March 26, 2018 Video analytics have been on the market for over a decade with mass adoption just[...]
Prevent North America from going dark
By Stewart Dewar, Product Manager March 20, 2018 There are over 70,000 electrical substations in the United States. A simultaneous[...]
Senstar Symphony™ protecting drivers, spectators, and the track at the Shanghai International Circuit
March 13, 2018 Home of the annual Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix, the Shanghai International Circuit welcomes over 150,000 spectators for each of its motorsport events.  In 2015, the Circuit went[...]
Using face recognition as part of a two-factor authentication mechanism in access control systems 
By Justin Schorn, VP Product Management March 6, 2018 The benefits of two-factor authentication are well-understood in the cyber security[...]
Alarm zones vs virtual fences: Which is best?
By Parthipan Siva, PhD, Computer Vision Specialist February 27, 2018 Video analytics are powerful and versatile. They enhance live video[...]
Collaboration is key to implementing successful large perimeter security projects
February 20, 2018 As a manufacturer of perimeter intrusion detection systems (PIDS), Senstar works closely with integrators and installers to ensure the planning, bidding, installation and maintenance[...]
3 video analytics airports use to keep passengers safe 
February 13, 2018 Every day, airports need to keep millions of visitors from around the world safe. This infographic shows[...]
Increasing camera density per server by using more efficient HD video analytics
By Parthipan Siva, PhD, Computer Vision Scientist February 6, 2018 Video surveillance camera technology is consistently improving, with HD and 4K cameras[...]
Kingsland Data Center chooses Senstar Symphony™ to protect client data 
January 30, 2018 Built in 2015, the Kingsland Data Center is Singapore's first multi-tier wholesale data center.  With dozens of clients counting on Kingsland to[...]
A comparison of lighting technologies used for perimeter security applications
By Todd Brisebois, Product Manager January 23, 2018 Last week’s Security Digest explored the top four lighting factors – Color Rendering Index[...]
Top 4 lighting factors that affect the performance and efficiency of perimeter security systems 
By Todd Brisebois, Product Manager January 16, 2018 When it comes to choosing lighting for outdoor perimeter security applications, there[...]
Six steps to affordable perimeter protection and lighting
By Todd Brisebois, Product Manager January 9, 2018 The Senstar LM100 is an affordable, easy-to-install system that enhances a security[...]
Save money while improving security 
By Todd Brisebois, Product Manager January 2, 2018 Is it possible to reduce both capital and operational costs while dramatically[...]
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