When it comes to perimeter security, clients’ needs vary widely — sometimes within the same project. There is definitely no single approach that works for all. However, certain trends do seem to be emerging. Biometric technology appears to be truly coming into its own as a single solution, in many cases without being attached to cards at all. Other solid approaches include video analytics, security fencing, and an upgraded layered approach to security that takes into account more systems processes than ever before.
Tired of all those silly laws? Weary of the tax-sapping and job-killing regulations? Critical of bureaucrats that make decisions but don’t know or care about your business? Listening too much to the cable and radio talking heads spinning out doom and gloom?
In an age in which tech-savvy consumers have come to expect smarter, better and more efficient technology and quick-to-market products, the security industry is sometimes at a disadvantage. The combination of the economic downturn and slower-than-expected adoption of new technologies recently has hampered R&D efforts as well as integrators’ and dealers’ ability to sell upgraded systems as end users cling to what they have and make do with last year’s (or in some cases, last decade’s) technology.
SafeRise® from FST21, winner of the Best New Product of the Year Award at the 2011 Security Industry Association New Product Showcase (NPS) at ISC West, is an almost human controlled access solution that utilizes patent-pending second generation biometrics, a fusion of state-of-the-art voice, face, and license plate recognition technologies with sophisticated video, voice and behavioral analytics providing easy, highly accurate and non-intrusive recognition, according to its developer.
The following information was released by the Security Industry Association (SIA): The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently took action to defend the use of electronic security technologies in two states. The New Hampshire legislature is considering a bill (H.B. 244) that would ban most public and private uses of biometrics in the state.
Once again in 2011, the security industry will come together at ISC West in Las Vegas to learn about must-see developments and acquire tools to better their businesses. ISC will offer educational sessions April 5, 6 and 7 presenting technology panels, executive forums, PSA-led education and several education tracks including end-user – physical security, central station, access control and hosted security.