Each October one of my favorite stories to write comes around: The systems integrator of the year. I love delving into a company’s history and culture and learning what has made them a success worthy of being chosen for this award.
They say a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. So perhaps it was fortuitous that the founding partners of Stone Security — all members of the Edmunds family in Salt Lake City — had no background in security integration when they formed the company in 2006. Steve Edmunds, a retired Air Force captain and Delta Airlines pilot, started the business with his sons and son-in-law after a brief foray into residential security, which they quickly discovered wasn’t for them.
As part of the agreement, Open Options, a global provider of security and communication networking systems, will offer PopID's facial recognition-based system, PopEntry, to its existing customers as an add-on to their key card and mobile entry options.
Convenient, reliable and safe for both the properties and visitors, dormakaba's Mobile Access Solutions and Touchless Access Solutions are two choices for reducing hand-to-door contact in high contact public areas such as healthcare facilities, restaurants, schools, offices and restrooms.
Through the app, users can pre-load their most frequented pathways to enjoy streamlined access to doorways; use their phone as a badge even while it remains in a pocket or bag; and utilize voice commands on their smart phone or other connected device to conveniently unlock and open doors.
There is no part of the security industry left untouched by the scope of this pandemic, but enterprise access control customers may benefit most from what they already have, while at the same time pivoting to new technology plans for the future.
Enterprise-level access control systems have been slowly reinventing themselves over the past several years. Once solidly the sphere of the large, proprietary, on-site systems, more security and IT directors had begun exploring what else they could do with access control.
Convenience and security haven’t always been mutually beneficial, particularly for financial institutions and credit unions. Sometimes the necessary and important steps to ensure security stifle efficiency and add cost.
Pro-Vigil, a provider of remote video monitoring, management and crime deterrence solutions, announced its Social Distancing AI Suite, which enables retailers, manufacturers, schools and other organizations to restore stakeholder trust in the safety of their work environments.
Fingerprint Cards AB and Sentry Enterprises, a U.S.-based manufacturer of converged biometric identification solutions, have entered into a global license agreement for Fingerprints’ software platform for access, FPC-BEP, as well as a volume agreement for the FPC T-Shape sensor module to incorporate into its SentryCard security credential.