Technology around the door has never been simpler — or more complicated — depending on your perspective. The time-honored method of locksmiths covering the door and hardware aspect and integrators doing the back-end electronic components no longer applies with the advent of the integrated lock and other electronic or electrified lock components. Wireless technology, Power over Ethernet (PoE), smart IP and edge devices, and Wi-Fi locks are a game changer for everyone.
Axis Communications, Chelmsford, Mass., announced that Chicago-area Stratford Square Mall relied on Axis network cameras to protect public safety and minimize shoplifting during the 2014holiday shopping season, which was a heavy one.
Interlogix’s ZeroWire system is a self-contained, wireless security and lifestyle enhancement system that features a built-in Web server and offers simple installation and complete system control for homes
STANLEY Security expanded its network of value-added resellers to distribute its suite of EyeLock iris-based identity authentication products and technology solutions. The channel now includes Vanderbilt Industries, Parsippany, N.J.; Low Voltage Contractors, Minn.; Stone Security, N.Y.; and Xentry Systems Integration, Columbus, Ohio.
Viscount Systems received a second U.S. patent for its Freedom Access Control solution. The patent outlines the system and method for storing user permissions for multiple disparate physical devices in a unified permissions database, connected to a network in common with the products.
The Schlage® NDE Series wireless lock with ENGAGE™ technology is designed to be easy to install, connect, manage and use. Developed specifically for facilities that want to upgrade to electronic credentials for improved security and efficiency, it is ideal for interior office doors, common area doors, and sensitive storage spaces with a cylindrical door prep.
Highland-Clarksburg Hospital, a 150-bed behavioral psychiatric center located in Clarksburg, W.V., underwent a renovation that included a state-of-the-art security system designed to protect the hospital’s patients and staff as well as the surrounding community. The hospital’s patients include forensics patients (deemed unfit to stand trial or non restorable), dual-diagnosis substance abuse patients, children and adolescents and intellectually challenged individuals.
Access control systems today need to do much more than beep when a card is presented and click when they open a door. Find out what the top three selling factors are with today’s systems — and ensure that your sales team is tuned in.
As the cover asserts, security systems integration work is in demand from all corners of the market, giving 2020 Top Systems Integrators boundless opportunities in traditional systems as well as on fast-growing hosted/managed security solutions.
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