Security Technology Executive

SEP-OCT 2017

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www. • September/October 2017 • SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE 31 The DKS Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) reader utilizes an interface module, allowing easy setup of advanced features so installers can customize the system to their unique application requirements – without the need of computer programming. Vehicle identification up to 25 feet means access control the way you need it, from DKS. • Customizable 8' to 25' identification range • Passive tags – no batteries required • UHF frequency hopping • Dual technology cards available For more information: 800-673-3299 Keep it High-End , Hide Your Vehicle Identification in Plain Sight. The Power of Versatility: Identify Vehicles from up to 25 Feet and Seamlessly Control Internal Pedestrian Access, Exclusively with DKS Access Control. Choose Plate or Headlight Mounted Tags Request information: monitor approaches to the venue without the need to set up roadblocks and reduce traffic flow in the area. It would also enable law enforcement to coordi- nate with local government in the case of an emer- gency, including helping first responders arrive on the scene in a timely manner. Similarly, the munici- pal traffic department could work with the transit department and look at feeds from local video cam- eras to monitor and regulate the flow of traffic and provide easy and efficient access to the venue for public transit vehicles. Moving Toward Smart Cities Given the success that a collab- orative approach to planning and development can have, it is unfor- tunate when the conversations around safety are siloed from other discussions about the future of city life. This can lead to missed oppor- tunities and, in the worst cases, potential lapses in security. As we have seen, the goals for creating a city of the future are not in opposi- tion to those for establishing a safe city. Fortunately, stakeholders are increasingly looking to create cit- ies that use technology to improve efficiency and security in order to provide urbanites with better lives. One way cities can achieve this is to embed sensors in their infra- structure that collect and share data. Ideally, these sensors would able to detect unnatural patterns, provide meaningful output, and support smart decision-making based on the data they are collecting. Stakehold- ers can then use this data to make informed decisions about all man- ner of issues or concerns, including increased efficiency and security. These so-called Smart Cities will deploy technology to make life decidedly less frustrating , more vibrant , more transparent and accountable, and more efficient. At its core, a Smart City will be an urban space that uses a variety of technologies to pay attention to the needs of its citizens and is able to adapt to those needs based on clear data. Ultimately, safety and security are not bound by a single discipline or stakeholder. We are at our best when we come out of our silos and work together on a broad base of inte- grated technology. Through collaboration and integration, we can put the systems, platforms, and programs in place now to ensure the efficiency and security of our cities in the future. As more of us move into urban areas, we will, in effect, be providing better living and working spaces for an ever- increasing percentage of the earth's population.

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