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The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management concept. It was developed in the 1970s by firefighting agencies in the United States as a means of effectively managing incidents involving multiple agencies and organizations. The ICS provides a common structure and terminology for incident management and is designed to be scalable, so that it can be used for incidents ranging from...

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Sensory orchestration in retail refers to the use of various sensory elements such as lighting, sound, fragrance, and temperature to create a desired atmosphere and enhance the customer experience in a retail setting. It is a form of retail design that is used to create an emotional connection between the customer and the brand, and to influence customer behavior. The goal of sensory orchestration is...

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The Internet of Things (IoT), by definition, is a wide array of “things” that can connect and exchange data over a network. This “network” can take many forms to include the “big” internet, an enterprise network, and in most places where we work, a closed network “bubble”. The reality is that once many organizations begin to leverage “sensing”, it becomes clear very quickly that exchanging...

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Unattended ground sensors from multiple manufacturers, fused and normalized for sensor cueing to minimize false positives and accelerate detection time Today's unattended ground sensors (UGS) consist of various sensor technologies that are tightly integrated to deploy and perform the given task such as target detection, location, and recognition. These ground sensors are generally small, robust, and can be considered "disposable" in many cases given their low...

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When an organization has IoT sensors, surveillance equipment, and even information technology gear deployed to far flung locations across the world, driving to a location to reset a router or a camera can take hours. Arcanum Africa, a Blueforce Platinum reseller based in South Africa, experiences these exact challenges with deployed security equipment as well as counter-poaching technologies designed to protect wildlife. What's needed is...

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With mass shootings on the rise in the United States, efforts to better understand, prevent and deter active shooter incidents are becoming the norm. There is now a heavy focus on helping organizations, agencies, and schools to implement change to prevent loss of life and decrease response time. Although every active shooter scenario varies, there is a similar pattern: the attacker gains access to a...

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