Connecting people and information with IP access control

by: Michael Troiani - Published in the New York Real Estate Journal - March 2010
As technology constantly evolves, IP access control is quickly moving forward with both new installations and retrofitting existing legacy ac- cess control systems. The control panel concept is quickly being replaced for access control just as the DVR is being replaced with IP video.

Imaging All The People

When the Egged bus company, the national bus company of Israel, wanted to develop a badge that would allow company officials, employees, and their families to ride some bus routes free of charge, they also wanted to ensure that the badges would not be misused or duplicated by others.

Safety & Security - Overconfidence is our Biggest DANGER

by: Joel Hershkowitz, Idesco Corporation
There’s a famous old saying: “You can be safe a hundred times, but you only die once.” A group of miners enter a mine every work day for years, uneventfully. Suddenly one day, shortly after they enter there is an explosion and  many of them are killed or injured. An owner/pilot of a small plane is interviewed on the radio and explains how safe flying is. Three days later he flies into a building and is killed. A skyscraper is filled with security devices of   all kinds and is guarded on all sides. A huge airliner deliberately crashes into it, destroying the building and killing almost everyone inside the building.

The Future of Identification Card Technology

by: Joel Hershkowitz, Idesco Corporation
It was time for the renewal of my library membership. So I entered the administrative office area where I promptly filled out a new application form. Then an instant photo camera captured my image. It was developed immediately, placed on a preprinted card with the organization’s preprinted logo. Then a clerk typed in my name on the card and had the card laminated. It was then handed to me. The clerk told me I was ready for another year at the library.

Safety & Security Concerns of Climate Change

by: Joel Hershkowitz, Idesco Corporation
In the normal course of our lives, we generally wake up in the morning, knowing the sun will come up as it always does-to the point that we really do not think of it. We go to our jobs, do work around the house, and send the kids off to school. We could remember a particular year in our lives, perhaps by an unusually big storm-say a hurricane or tornado. Or there may have been a prolonged drought or a particularly large snow storm. These are things that are bound to happen as the seasons change. Spring is followed by summer, then autumn, then winter.

Sporting Event Security

by: Joel Hershkowitz, Idesco Corporation
It used to be setting up security for a sporting event was a simple administrative function. An official from the sponsoring event or from the team that either owned or had a working agreement with the stadium would negotiate a contract with a local security guard organization for a number of security guards to work the event and that was it.

A Warm Welcome to All Who Enter Our Facility... Maybe Not

by: Joel Hershkowitz, Idesco Corporation
Being a conscientious plant manager or supervisor, you have taken steps to insure your plant is safe and secure for the employees who work for you. Today, there isn’t a facility around that hasn’t taken steps to protect it from intruders. Just about everyone carries an identification card from his or her place of work. Access control systems are in place and many buildings are fenced in, some with barbed wire for added protection, many if not all with 24-hour guards and a main gate entrance.

Case Studies

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    Growing to New Heights

    Business is Booming in higher education, and campuses all around the country are stepping up to the challenge to enhance security. a great example of campus security done right is pace university. a private university, pace has campuses in new york city and westchester county, enrolling almost 13,000 students in Bachelors, masters and doctoral programs.

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    Picking up the Pace

    Idesco Corp. started in the security business in the early 1940s. They began with ID badging for the Department of the Army. Well, times have changed, a lot, in the past seven or eight decades but one constant is that Idesco is still involved in security. In fact, company president Andrew Schonzeit says Idesco's biggest asset, as an integrator, is that they "stay one step ahead."

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    State-Of-The-Art Centralized Security Platform Redefines Campus Safety

    NYC-based School of Visual Arts partners with an integrator and manufacturer to bolster the protection of students, faculty, staff and campus physical assets.