Physical security

BCD Develops New Virtualized Solution to Revolutionize Physical Security

BCD announced the expansion of its virtualized infrastructure solutions with vSTORE. vSTORE is a highly-available solution that leverages virtual machine technology to optimize the utilization of system resources and reduce your total cost of ownership. With vSTORE, a common storage point acts as a centralized storage location for all files that make up the virtual machine. This centralized storage location is comprised of high-speed SAN storage, allowing for VM migration upon failure between nodes.

Kingdom of Bahrain Awards HID with ePassport Solution Delivery

HID announced it has been awarded with a contract to supply the Kingdom of Bahrain with an end-to-end ePassport solution. HID’s solution will enable the Gulf nation to take a significant step in its identity journey, by moving from a machine-readable passport (MRP) to an electronic passport. The solution will be supported by HID’s chip operating system SOMA™ and HID Integrale™, a modular ID system for enrollment, personalization and issuance of identity documents.

Physical Security Challenges At Country Borders

The government and the general public have long been extremely concerned about the physical security of the United States’ borders. The security of the borders, which comprise the coastline and the northern and southern borders, is crucial for the safety and development of the nation since they serve as important points of entry for both products and people.

Sielox Solutions Alongside New Initiatives at ISC West 2023

Sielox will be debuting several new product and business initiatives alongside their range of layered physical security solutions at this year’s ISC West in Las Vegas, NV. Visitors to Sielox booth #12109 will be amongst first to discover an exclusive partnership that is poised to bring a revolutionary level of integrated system control and management to the physical security and building management markets.

Honeywell Launches First Self-testing Smoke Detector

Honeywell launched the first fire alarm system with UL-approved self-testing smoke detectors that can be tested automatically, changing the way fire and life safety systems are installed, tested and maintained. The NOTIFIER INSPIRETM fire alarm system with Self-Test detectors is designed to help create a safer building environment by increasing facility managers awareness of system needs while equipping service providers with digital self-testing tools that streamline maintenance and support regulatory compliance and system uptime.

PSIA Shows Free, Interoperable Mobile Credential at ISC West PLAI and PKOC Open Standards Event

On Wednesday, March 29, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) will host a special event highlighting its Physical Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) specification and its Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification. PLAI allows the normalizing of identity data across disparate Physical Access Control Systems (PACS). PKOC is a very exciting initiative, providing a free, interoperable mobile credential, which is likely to usher in a new era in the security market.

Testing Physical Security Systems: Ensuring The System Is Working Properly

Physical security systems play a critical role in protecting people, property, and assets from unauthorized access, theft, vandalism, and other forms of harm. These systems range from alarm systems and perimeter fence to surveillance cameras and access control devices and they need to be inspected frequently to make sure they are operating properly and offering sufficient security. Testing the physical security systems that we have spent significant expense into installing into our environments involves evaluating their performance and detecting any vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers.

Brivo Reveals Top Security Trends for 2023: Convenience is King in Securing the Hybrid Workplaces of the Future

Brivo publishes the 2023 Top Security Trends Report which identifies user experience and convenience as rapidly emerging drivers behind the adoption of new physical security solutions. Brivo’s sixth annual trends report is based on responses from 677 security professionals across the world working in over two dozen sectors. They pointed to growing expectations for frictionless access into workplaces, as more Millennial and Gen Z cohorts enter the workplace, and a general rise in convenience as a major consideration in physical security.

Erickson Senior Living Standardizes and Modernizes Physical Security Across its Enterprise with Genetec Security Center

Genetec announced that Erickson Senior Living has modernized and standardized its physical security systems across 16 of its communities with Genetec™ Security Center. The new platform enables the company to better protect residents, visitors and communities, and deliver a modern, streamlined resident experience, as threats and technologies evolve. Erickson Senior Living has been a trusted leader in senior living since 1983, today helping more than 28,000 residents live better lives in 21 communities across the U.S.