For years, the physical security industry has predicted the “tipping point” in the video surveillance market as the point in time when Internet protocol (IP) video will outsell analog video. But are you paying attention to the other tipping point? Yes, access control has a tipping point of its own — the point when smart cards will outsell legacy cards.
Mercury Security Corp., a provider of open platforms for access control and Tridium, a provider of open platforms for device-to-enterprise integration and building automation, announced a technology partnership to integrate their respective platforms.
HID Global, announced the availability of its pivCLASS® Government Solutions portfolio, an integrated product suite that enables the U.S. federal government, government contractors and other facilities to comply with federal identity mandates without having to replace their existing physical access control system (PACS).
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Carmel, Ind., a global provider of security and safety solutions and manufacturer of Schlage® contactless smart credentials and readers, introduced its new aptiQ Alliance Program.
It’s a $38 billion a year business. It’s a residential community of 2.3 million men, women and children, with a population gain of more than 500 percent over the past thirty years. There are bedrooms, dayrooms, exercise rooms, hospital facilities and even gardens.
HID Global, Irvine, Calif., and Sony Corporation, Tokyo, announced a jointly developed contactless smart card reader platform that embeds secure access control capabilities and Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality into laptops and other mobile devices.
Alpro Architectural Hardware, a division of IEC Limited, has supplied its waterproof access control keypads to the principal ferry operator in Scotland, Caledonian MacBrayne. Caledonian MacBrayne serves 45 ports across the west coast of Scotland and sails to 24 destinations including islands such as Arran, Bute, Mull and Iona. Alpro’s marine keypad is waterproof to IP68, the highest certification available in terms of protection against ingress of water.
HID Global, provider of solutions for the delivery of secure identity, announced it successfully completed the world’s first university pilot of NFC smartphones carrying digital keys. The pilot was implemented using the company’s SIO technology, a key feature of its award-winning, next-generation iCLASS® SIO-Enabled (iCLASS SE™) credential and reader platform.
In our September issue, we present the "The Bigger Picture of Enterprise Access Control". See "Low Light Camera Performance Continues Its Rapid Rise" and find out how "Transformative Leadership: The Past Can Predict the Future" in this month's SDM Magazing.