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Archive for the ‘Automation & Control Solutions’ Category

Choosing an Access Control System for Your Facility

Security_site_monitoringSecurity for employees and organizational assets is a major concern when today’s business leaders are considering locations for their companies. Access control, or the means by which people are granted or denied access to various areas inside a facility, is one of the vital components of an effective security program and comes in many different types and levels of complexity.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Security

Providing Energy Management Expertise

Syst_Int_Controls-3Check out one of the latest projects by our Automation & Control Solutions team — a pilot project to upgrade an energy monitoring system at Macy’s stores nationwide.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Systems Integration & Controls

“Mom & Dad… I want to be a hacker when I grow up!”

buildingintelligence2_smallerWhat if your child said he or she wanted to be a hacker when they grow up? What would you do? I would ask them which kind. Yes, you read that correctly: which kind. If they said a white hat hacker, I would not only say “yes,” but I would also try and help them. If you don’t know what a white hat hacker is, they are the good guys. In today’s society, at least to me, white hat hackers are equivalent of the fireman, solider, policeman that we wanted to grow up to be.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence

How Do Security Integrators Protect Their Own Facilities?

Security_site_monitoringToday’s technology allows security systems to not only fulfill their primary purpose of physical asset protection but also dynamically interact with an organization’s day-to-day operational needs and provide useful business and building intelligence data. As a security integrator ourselves, we know that keeping our own security systems updated is key to the operation of our large corporate campus.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Security

Can Your Garage Be Classified As Critical Infrastructure?

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Did you know that, if you are working with the GSA in the not too distant future, the authentication of the software/hardware you use has to be FIPS 140-2 compliant?  If you or someone on your team is not familiar with this and other standards, it could impact your work—even if you are not doing anything directly for a government agency.

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Tags: Automation & Control Solutions, Building Intelligence