SEC Roundtable: Trends and Technology

By Lindsey Coulter
Security electronics contractors (SECs) have their fingers on the pulse of the correctional and justice industry — anticipating safety and security trends and adapting to changing needs and regulations. Correctional News spoke with representatives of three leading SEC firms to get their perspectives on the evolution of the industry.

Using your Existing Camera System to Inform Building Upgrades

By Meredith Berman
With the many renovations occurring around the country, owners with an existing camera-monitoring system will be happy to know they have a head start on planning their new spaces. Employing their cameras to work as behavioral agents, owners can create person-flow studies that will quantitatively and qualitatively inform their renovation needs. Most importantly, the results of these preliminary studies make it easier to communicate these needs to an owner’s selected design team.

First Families of Corrections: The Oziers of Willo Products Inc.

By Candice Dyer
When they were kids, Lynn Ozier and his little brother, Jack, would work up a sweat, swatting a sling blade at the weeds growing between the steel beams stacked behind their daddy’s factory in the Alabama hills.