Security Updates

Layer3 Security Services teams-up with BriefCam and launches new initiative

Layer3 Security Services is bringing BriefCam’s Video Synopsis software to security professionals across Southern California. Briefcam’s award-winning video review software allows end users to view hours of recorded video in just minutes. “Typically, one hour of video can be reduced to a search lasting just a few minutes, allowing the security team to search and find the desired footage in a fraction of the time required with traditional video surveillance solutions”, said Dario Santana, President of Layer3 Security Services. BriefCam’s ReView function involves uploading recorded video onto a secure server running software, which separates the dynamic and static objects in [...]

August 4th, 2016|

Layer3 Security Services chooses solutions from Tyco Security Products

Layer3 Security Services President Dario Santana recently announced the selection of the Tyco Security Products integrated security platform consisting of EXACQ, KANTECH and DSC POWER SERIES NEO as its preferred solution for projects that call for fully integrated video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection applications. “Layer3 optimizes its solutions and designs by utilizing many different products from a variety of manufacturers in order to address unique customer needs and deliver superior value; however, its long history with EXACQ and the increasing amount of integration and optimization now available between EXACQ and other Tyco products makes the adoption of KANTECH [...]

July 26th, 2016|

The Command Center: Moving Beyond the Traditional Security Model

They’re known as command centers, operation or ‘op’ centers, and fusion centers, but no matter what they’re called, many people believe they are the future of security. Security command centers come in all shapes and sizes with varying levels of service and sophistication. The general idea is to centralize and streamline operations. In some cases that may mean simply serving as a centralized alarm and monitoring center. But in more complex versions it can mean combing technology and people to analyze collected data providing business leaders with intelligence and information that increases operational preparedness and provides value beyond security. Scott [...]

August 12th, 2015|

Security Industry must embrace change

Security industry professionals and business owners must see the opportunities in a changing technology landscape and embrace those changes. That was the message from a diverse group of industry experts participating in a recent panel discussion at the San Diego Security Association’s May luncheon. The topic was “Re-Tooling and Future Proofing your Security Business ” – a timely subject in light of the rapid shift in the industry over the last couple of years. The growing “Do it Yourself” (DIY) movement and encroaching cable and telecommunication companies have altered the market and left many industry business people feeling vulnerable. Four [...]

June 1st, 2015|

K-12 Security: A View From Three Industry Experts

Security Update recently asked an integrator, equipment manufacturer and a security consultant to share what they saw as the most pressing challenges facing K-12 campus administrators and what tools existed to help remedy those concerns.) Three leading security professionals agree that controlling the entries on a K-12 campus should be a top concern for any school administrator. Left open, doors can provide entry to a host of potential troublemakers, ranging from active shooters to thieves, sex offenders and non-custodial parents. Dario Santana, president of San Diego-based security integrator Layer 3 Security Services, said his security discussions with educators usually begin [...]

February 11th, 2015|

UCSD Brings Surveillance Into the Light With Sustainable MicroPower Solution

The surveillance system at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) manages about 1,000 channels of video, including a mix of IP cameras (75 percent) and legacy analog cameras (25 percent). These cameras are used to view university centers, provide campus overviews, and operate alongside 12 mass notification system towers. They also view animal research facilities, which can be targets for protests, and a robust video management system is integrated into the campus police dispatch center and two other video monitoring centers. Despite this extensive surveillance system, there were still locations that were beyond the view of campus police, especially [...]

April 20th, 2014|