Security Systems News

JAN 2019

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Page 10 of 36 january 2019 SEC ur IT y S y STEMS n EWS news 6 February 25-26, 2019 • Delray Beach Marriott, FL Bronze Sponsor: Sponsorships available! Contact: Rick Rector,, (207) 846-0600 x267 Register online today: Presented by: Basic Sponsor: Endorsed/Supported by: Security Industry Mega Panel Leaders from the security industry's top associations will join TechSec Keynote Speaker Bill Bozeman, CEO and President of the world's largest system integration collaborative, to look at the current state of the industry, new trends and technologies that are impacting, disrupting and shaping the industry, and what the more successful companies are doing to stay relevant and profi table. There will be ample time for Q&A at the end of the session. Don't miss the chance to ask these industry experts your pressing questions! Don Erickson CEO, Security Industry Association Merlin Guilbeau CEO, Electronic Security Association Inc. Michael Gips Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Offi cer, ASIS International Bill Bozeman President and CEO, PSA Security See page 5 for Event Guide and $200 discount! Patrick L. Weygint, RCDD Associate/technology designer, SMMA Cambridge, Mass. Specifically Speaking veillance, illumination uniformity ratios, video surveillance and emer- gency call station locations. Once this holistic approach to securing the architectural design is complet- ed, we begin the process of applying proposed electronic and physical security countermeasures to sup- port sound architectural designs. Any interesting projects you can mention? From the security system design perspective, one of the most inter- esting projects I've worked on was for a pharmaceuticals development lab. In addition to access control, intrusion detection and video sur- veillance, the security program also included biometric readers for accessing specific zones within the facility, airlock door controlling systems to prevent contamination of highly sensitive areas as well as the specification of explosion-proof devices in spaces where combusti- bles are in use.r. How did you get started in secu- rity and designing/specifying? I was originally hired at SMMA to design telecommunications and audio-visual systems. Not long after I started, I was tasked with design- ing an electronic security system for an elementary school north of Boston. Before I knew it, I had waded deep into an array of new challenges in a rapidly developing field. I found myself asking a new set of technical questions such as: • What doors require access control? • Where to locate door contact switches and motion detectors? • Where to locate CCTV cam- eras? • Who receives alarms and how? • How do these systems work? While scrambling up the learning curve, I came to realize that in addi- tion to understanding a new body of technologies, I was also learning to think like the bad guys. I had to ask: • Who or what are vulnerable to injury, vandalism or theft? • Where are the locations where someone may hide? • How do you work with the Architect to design an entry proto- col that detains visitors, allowing a person at the entrance to determine whether to allow the visitor into the building without conveying the sense of a prison environment? Needless to say, I was hooked! Can you talk about what new or emerging technologies you are see- ing or specifying today? The keynote speaker for this year's Security Specifiers Consult Technical Security Symposium, Dr. Rita Singh, introduced the attendees to one of the most intriguing tech- nologies I've encountered to date. Her field is in the emerging science of human profiling and identifica- What's your title and role at the com- pany? I am an associate with Symmes Maini and McKee Associates (SMMA). My job title is Technol- ogy Designer. My role is designing and specifying telecommunications, audio-visual and electronic security systems. What kinds of systems do you design/specify and what services does the company provide? We provide turnkey integrated and standalone system design and construction administration servic- es. We carefully review our client's threat profile and work closely with the project architect to manipulate the built environment's exterior and interior design to establish and enhance opportunities for natural surveillance, natural access control and layers of protection. We review project landscaping and lighting plans to minimize design conflicts negatively impacting natural sur- WE ygi N t see page 7

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