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Video Management Optimization with IP Cameras and Video Settings

Kevin M. McQuade, CPP Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Recently, one of our clients with a very large video management system (VMS) noticed they were not getting a full 30 days of online video storage from a particular security camera video server that had recently been installed. This client has multiple servers spread throughout multiple facilities. The majority of the other servers were performing well and were obtaining at …

GDPR and EU Flag

What is GDPR and does it affect me?

Jerry T. Blanchard, Jr., CPP Compliance, News, Security System Lifespan Management

GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2016 that just become enforceable as of May 2018. Does it affect me? The short answer is “Yes”. This law may affect you if you have an enterprise class system that collects and shares data around the world. In a nutshell, GDPR is the European Union …

Tim Bullock

Tim Bullock Attends AMAG Symmetry Custom Advanced Certification Class

Protus3 News, Security System Lifespan Management, Training

Tim Bullock attended the AMAG Symmetry Custom Advanced Certification Class the week of May 14 held at Wake County GSA. The instructor was Don Boling, Training and Education Manager. This course was designed to increase the student’s knowledge on the more advanced and integration features of the Symmetry Security Management System software and hardware products. This course includes various optional …

Protus3 Featured in IPVM

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 was interviewed for the inaugural “Security Consultants Speak” feature published by IPVM. The article covers: What ‘typical’ projects consist of – in terms of device size, dollar amount and time What the cost of service averages RFPs to avoid How Protus3 competes with manufacturer designs Why Protus3 prefers ‘or equal’ specifications What technologies Protus3 sees as on the way …

Brier Creek EMS

Protus3 Completes Commissioning of the Brier Creek EMS Station

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Protus3 has completed the commissioning of the security systems for the new Brier Creek EMS Station project. Protus3 worked with Wake County personnel, architects and engineers as a team to coordinate the infrastructure for the security related devices. The security systems meet the Wake County standards for this type of facility. The new Brier Creek EMS Station is located just …

Wake Tech

Protus3 Working with Perkins + Will for Wake Tech

Protus3 News, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

Working with Perkins + Will, Protus3 will design the security system for new Wake Tech Community College (WTCC) RTP Campus. Protus3 will design a security system based upon the information gathered from WTCC regarding the design and the day-to-day operations of the facility. The RTP Campus is located on NC Highway 54 near I-540 in Morrisville, NC. Its next-generation learning …

data center

Physical Security for Data Centers

Emily Schack Security Assessment, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Budget Development and Estimating, Security System Concept Development, Security System Construction Document Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning, Security Threat Assessment

It’s no surprise that data centers are popping up everywhere, considering the growing need for cloud computing. Data centers offer services that allow you to store data on their servers. IT spends a lot of time securing these high-volume installation networks from attacks, and it is important to you that your data center’s network security stays secure. But how important …

global integration

Managing Global Integration of Systems

Kevin M. McQuade, CPP Security Master Planning, Security Planning, Security Schematic Design, Security System Bid Process and Evaluation, Security System Concept Development, Security System Design Development, Security System Lifespan Management

During the last several years, we have seen many companies expanding within their own organization or through mergers and acquisitions. Growth of any kind challenges the expansion of systems utilized within the company or organization, such as network infrastructure, payroll systems, and other technology. One area that is always a challenge is the security systems that protect the organization. Card …

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Installation and Neatness, It Does Matter

Kevin M. McQuade, CPP Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

I have been in this business for over 30 years, and I am still surprised sometimes at what we find when we are asked to perform an assessment of a security system. The picture is a great example of what not to do, however there are companies out there that continue to install systems this way. I am not exactly …

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Maintaining Security Management Systems

Kevin M. McQuade, CPP Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security System Lifespan Management, Security System Testing and Commissioning

It is not a secret that most departments within corporations and governments including local, state, and federal have been asked to reduce their budgets by a certain percentage every year since the economy took a turn for the worse. This has been a challenge – especially for security departments. How do you maintain the level of security needed today with …