HID Global, Irvine, Calif., a provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced a pilot project that showcases the benefits of using NFC smartphones for opening doors at universities and other campus environments. The trial is underway at Arizona State University (ASU),where a group of students and staff are accessing a campus residence hall and selected resident’
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.
In the past, integrators and dealers installing an electronic access control stuck to what they knew — electronics — and subcontracted a locksmith to deal with the “hardware” component. Technology, economics and business motivations are changing that, however. More than ever it makes sound business sense in certain cases to take on the complete installation, which means delving into the world of locks. While electric strikes and magnetic locks also need their own knowledge base, electrified locks are one of the most common, and most tricky for the newcomer, to install properly. The good news is that once you get familiar with how to do it, they are pretty simple to do.
After publicly endorsing the Obama Administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) for its recognition of real problems in identity management, privacy and security in our society today, the Smart Card Alliance submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) regarding the establishment of NSTIC governance.
Smith & Wesson Security Solutions, a turnkey provider of perimeter security solutions, announced that the company's newly developed SW1900 wedge active vehicle barrier successfully passed third-party certification testing to American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
Austerity breeds creativity. The economic pinch has informed the choices of end users in all kinds of security, particularly in the past year. The access control customer today is better educated and more tech savvy. The consumer world has taught them that technology can help them not only do more with less, but do it more smoothly, efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.
Brivo Systems LLC, a provider of Software as a Service applications for security management, today announced that a Whole Foods warehouse located in Aurora, Colo., near Denver, has installed Brivo ACS WebService to improve security and operations at the 110,000 square foot facility and adjoining bakery.
Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution, Codebench Inc., a provider of TWIC / HSPD-12 / FIPS-201 authentication software, announced that its OMNICheck® Plus software was approved as a Card Authentication Key System for mobile devices by the GSA FIPS 201 Evaluation Program.
As the cover asserts, this year may be a tipping point for access control sales — with big data, cloud, cyber and more causing customers to rethink and retool their access control and identity management systems.
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