Access Control

TDSi Launches new GARDiS Bluetooth Low Energy Reader

Integrated security manufacturer TDSi announced the launch of its new GARDiS Bluetooth Low Energy reader, which enables the authentication of security credentials from a compatible mobile device. This provides convenient, fully secure, cost-effective and safer contactless access for security operators and users. Research shows that 98% of security users view access control using a token or card as a constraint on their daily routine, whilst 68% would like to use their mobile smartphone to grant access.

Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on Effect of Pandemics on Entrance Security

Boon Edam has published a new whitepaper for architects and security professionals entitled, “The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?”. The publication begins by explaining the importance of creating a physical security plan that addresses and controls unauthorized entry due to tailgating and continues with discussions around how COVID-19 has impacted building design, forcing facility owners and designers to provide touchless entry and social distancing while upholding building security.

RS2 Technologies Adds Mobile ID Functionality to its Access It! Universal Platform

RS2 Technologies announced the availability of free mobile credentials for its innovation-rich platforms, such as Access It! Universal.NET, through its partnership with WaveLynx Technologies. The partnership allows RS2 to provide its customers with safe and secure access via mobile phone to doors in office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing number of enterprises.

SALTO Systems Acquires Gantner to Strengthen Access Control Solutions

SALTO is a manufacturer in electronic access control solutions. Having one of the broadest product portfolios in access control worldwide, SALTO can fulfil virtually every technical and functional requirement. Thus, access control solutions by SALTO can encompass almost every access point in a building and its perimeter. SALTO’s access control management software provides an intuitive user-centered software interface that makes it simple and secure to incorporate access control.

Vanderbilt Introduces Zero-touch, Cloud-issued Mobile Credentials

Vanderbilt announced the introduction of Vanderbilt Mobile ACT ID, featuring zero-touch, cloud-issued credentials for seamless integration into its access control solutions. The result is the ability to easily issue new credentials, as well as instantly grant and restrict access for office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing variety of enterprises. 

ISONAS Pure IP Access Control Solution Deployed at Engel Electric Company

ISONAS announced that the ISONAS Pure IP access control solution has been installed at a new 8,000-square-foot facility in Rockford, IL. Engel Electric Company, a leading full-service electrical contracting company in the Midwest, is also a certified independent ISONAS security integrator who sells and installs the ISONAS hardware and software to its customer base.

Simplex Lock Certified Installer Program Expanded

Locksmiths and access control experts can increase their knowledge and skills, reduce callbacks associated with improper installation, and increase customer satisfaction by enrolling in dormakaba’s expanded Simplex Certified Installer Program. With the increased demand for simple, effective stand-alone locking solutions, dormakaba is offering installers $3,500 in the product upon course completion in 2020.

HID Global Enables Employees to Open Doors and Authenticate to Systems, Hands-Free

HID Global announced that its next-generation Seos credential technology will enable Nymi Band 3.0 users to seamlessly open doors and authenticate to systems, devices and machines. The Nymi Band is the world’s only workplace wearable wristband that, once authenticated, offers the convenience of continuously authenticating the identity of the user until it’s removed from the wrist.

TDSi Launches New Version of its Powerful GARDiS Integrated Security Software

TDSi announced the launch of the new and enhanced version of its GARDiS security software, Version 2.0. GARDiS 2.0 features new Fire Door release and Site Lock Down functions, along with integration with ASSA ABLOY Aperio and SimonsVoss SmartIntego wireless locks. GARDiS 2.0 is designed for use when an end user is moving from a single site using individual GARDiS controllers to upgrade to a project of over 44 doors and/or for multiple sites.

Johnson Controls Launches Intelligent Frictionless Access Control For High-Security Environments

Johnson Controls has launched Tyco Illustra Insight, an intelligent frictionless access management solution for work environments where there is a requirement for a high level of security without disrupting the constant flow of employees, contractors and visitors. The solution offers an unobtrusive, stress-free way for authorized people to smoothly move around buildings, places and spaces, and yet provides security personnel with a highly effective solution.

Physical Security Integration: Unlocking its Full Potential

For any operation with assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism – such as car dealerships, truck fleets, equipment rental companies, or contractor lots – fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly. This “virtual” approach combines
video surveillance, access control, and IT integration to replace many of the functions of in-person security personnel.

PSA Announces Partnership With Alcatraz Developer of Secure Touchless Access Control Products

PSA announced the addition of Alcatraz to its network of partners. Alcatraz delivers facial authentication and mask enforcement solutions to enterprise businesses.  Alcatraz offers a frictionless and secure physical access control technology that works with any access control system. It replaces or augments badging as a credential with facial recognition, 3D sensing, and artificial intelligence to enable highly secure and touchless entry into physical locations.

Genetec Helps Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Keep Thrill-seekers Safe with Unified Security Platform

Genetec announced that the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has recently upgraded its security infrastructure with the Security Center platform. By unifying video and access control park-wide, the park’s security team is able to speed up investigations and emergency response. Touted as the “Coney Island of the West”, the seaside park features about 40 rides, 30 restaurants, 15 retail shops, arcades, miniature golf, bowling, and conference and banquet facilities.

PopID and Open Options Form Strategic Partnership to Pave the Way for Hands-Free, Face-Based Building Entry

Open Options and PopID announce a strategic partnership that paves the way for an era of hands-free, face-based building entry. As part of the agreement, Open Options, a global provider of state-of-the-art 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. It also will provide the face-reading system to new customers seeking true contactless entry.

Boon Edam to Feature New Turnstile and TV Episode at GSX+ Virtual Event

Boon Edam announced they are showcasing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, as well as presenting the inaugural first episode of BoonTV about “Scalable Security” at the GSX+ virtual exhibition hosted by ASIS International. This week, September 21-25, 2020, security professionals from across the globe are converging online to participate in over 100 educational sessions, network with peers, and visit the virtual “Marketplace” to browse and learn about new and innovative security technologies.

Delta Scientific Introduces New ‘Open Frame’ Vehicle Barrier

Delta Scientific announced the new shallow foundation M50/P1 DSC550 Open Frame vehicle barrier. The DSC550 was tested to the new ASTM F2656-20 standard which measures the penetration level from the leading edge of the barrier versus the back-side of the barrier like the previous standard. This can provide a difference of up to five additional feet (1.52 m.) and makes the negative penetration level even more impressive.

Interconnected Locks Add Convenience and Security to Logix Credit Union

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. The Logix Federal Credit Union in California was founded as the Lockheed Aircraft Employees Federal Credit Union in 1937. It has maintained a perfect record of positive earnings since 1937, and is rated A+ by DepositAccounts.

Altronix Trove Solutions now Accommodate LenelS2 NetBox Large Scale Access Systems

Altronix continues to expand the company’s popular Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions. Altronix now seamlessly integrates its power and sub-assemblies with the LenelS2 NetBox platform for installations supporting up to 28 doors in a single housing. Altronix new Trove3SS3 is completely customizable and accommodates LenelS2 controllers with Altronix power distribution. These new products provide more options for system designers.

Suprema to Introduce New Fusion Multimodal Terminal at Live Sessions of Suprema Connect

Suprema invites industry members to the “Fusion Face Recognition” live session scheduled on September 17th, where it will introduce the new FaceStation F2 Fusion Multimodal Terminal. The live session is part of Suprema Connect 2020, Suprema’s first virtual event, designed to compensate for traditional security conferences, most of which were cancelled due to COVID-19. At the Fusion Face, Recognition live sessions a Suprema expert will go over the features and technology of FaceStation F2 in detail.

Boon Edam to Participate in First Virtual GSX+ Event

Boon Edam today announced that they will be exhibiting in the first virtual GSX+ conference, September 21-25, 2020. The company will be introducing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, and will also be presenting an educational session about “Scalable Security” at the event. This year, the ASIS International organization is presenting GSX+ as a fully virtual conference to provide the security industry with a forum to learn, network and collaborate in this pandemic year.