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Articles by Karyn Hodgson
When Matthew Petnuch, vice president of sales and marketing, Intertech Security, Pittsburgh, Pa, needed to install access control readers in a pharmaceutical plant, he knew that those readers would have to be chemically washed on a regular basis.
Stop thinking of access control credentials as strictly physical devices, or cards. Today’s technology brings credentials into the realm of the digital.
When it comes to merging the benefits of physical and logical access control, there continues to be a lot of talk amongst integrators and their customers but not much action.
In Star Trek, the Starship Enterprise is tasked with the mission to “boldly go where no man has gone before.” And while space may be the final frontier, for the integrator, designing for a large enterprise-level access control system is a bit like being on that aptly named starship.
If you ask 12 different security people what “entry control” means, you will likely get 12 different answers.
For many years now proximity readers have been king in the access control world. For almost as many years we have heard that smart cards and biometrics were “just around the corner.”
Integrators share details about their installations in parking facilities, proving that security for parking lots/garages is anything but dull.