Award-winning security and communications integrator, G4S Technology LLC, Omaha, Neb., recently announced a contract award to provide electronic security for the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center currently under construction in La Jolla, Calif.
Tri-Ed, Woodbury, N.Y., recently welcomed ECKey as a new vendor partner. ECKey long-range prox readers and stand-alone access control systems use Bluetooth technology, so users can look to their smartphone, tablet or any other Bluetooth device to serve as their key.
Someone once suggested that to get an invitation to a party you really wanted to attend you should offer to contribute something to the party. If the video market’s predicted strong year in 2014 is the kind of “party” access control is hoping to attend, then the market has tapped into that principle, contributing a strong argument for security systems that integrate both video and access control.
ONVIF announced the final release of Profile C, which extends the functionality of ONVIF’s global interface specification
April 24, 2014
Profile C also can be combined with ONVIF Profile S for video and audio streaming so users can group related access and video devices, sharing the same device management features such as network configuration and system settings.
When United Technologies Corp. (UTC), Hartford, Conn., (parent company of Casi-Rusco) announced that it would “end-of-life” its Secure Perfect and Picture Perfect solutions, it sent integrators — and other manufacturers such as AMAG Technology (AMAG), Torrance, Calif. — searching for a solution to provide to end users.
HID Global announced that its networked access controllers and readers were selected by the National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute (NUSRI) in China to enhance campus security and facility management. The solution leverages the university’s existing TCP/IP network investment to deliver a Web-based access control system.
The Physical Security Interoperability Association (PSIA) reported that cost-effective, automated synchronization of physical and logical identities, privileges and credentials took a major step toward becoming an industry standard recently, with PSIA’s release during ISC West of a draft proposal of its Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification.
Indianapolis-based infinias, a manufacturer and provider of IP-based access control software and hardware, announced a strategic integration partnership with Identity One, a provider of biometric hardware.
After repeated intrusions highlighted the lax security situation at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), art students took matters into their own hands by raising the money necessary to fund a project that led to the installation of Schlage HandKey readers on the six-building complex.