Access Control

Lorex Technology Launches New 2K Wired Video Doorbell

Lorex Technology announced the launch of the newest addition to their suite of industry-leading smart security products, the Lorex 2K QHD Wired Video Doorbell with Person Detection. Featuring built-in Person Detection, the 2K QHD Wired Video Doorbell now alerts homeowners of activity around their doorstep, with notifications sent to the Lorex Home app when motion from a person is detected. This smart motion feature limits the number of unnecessary notifications.

LenelS2 Introduces OnGuard Security Management System Version 8.0

LenelS2 announced the release of the OnGuard security management system version 8.0, empowering security teams with enhanced situational awareness through unified views of the security environment, as well as powerful visualization for data-based insights. Version 8.0 provides major updates including integration with the Magic Monitor unified client, rich interactive maps, a new modern reporting engine, cybersecurity enhancements and more.

Delta Scientific Barrier Stops Intruder at U.S./Mexican Border

Delta Scientific announced that a man from Santa Ana, Calif. attempted to cross from Tijuana into the United States via a closed lane at the San Ysidro Port of Entry south of San Diego on the afternoon of December 22 (2020). The Hyundai sedan struck a Delta Scientific TT218EC manual beam vehicle access barrier on the American side of the border. The driver was instantly killed. Beam barriers are the perfect solution for ingress and egress applications where you want to leave the roadway undisturbed.

Boon Edam’s New AIA Continuing Education Course Emphasizes Entrance Security

Boon Edam announced a new continuing education course approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) entitled, “Closing the Gap in Physical Security: Addressing the Entry.” Architects can view this one-hour presentation in exchange for one Health, Safety, and Welfare Continuing Education Unit (HSW CEU) towards their AIA accreditation. The course focuses on the role of security entrances in building design and a physical security strategy, including integration with other security technologies, safety and code requirements, and the impact of pandemics on the entry.

Delivering Seamless Frictionless Access Control

Johnson Controls and Alcatraz AI have collaborated to provide a comprehensive suite of AI-powered security solutions and services to meet the growing need for frictionless entry and advanced building security. Leveraging its own data-powered access control technology combined with Alcatraz AI’s advanced facial authentication platform, the Alcatraz Rock, Johnson Controls offers comprehensive industry-leading solutions to protect occupants and assets from building intruders and enable healthier hands-free entry.

LenelS2 Integration with Seek Thermal’s Contactless Thermal Imaging System

LenelS2 announced the integration of its OnGuard and NetBox access control systems with Seek Thermal’s Seek-Scan thermal imaging system. The new integration allows businesses to identify individuals with elevated skin temperature through a contactless solution and allow or deny entry based on this reading. The integrated solution joins the Carrier Healthy Buildings Program suite of offerings to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient, and productive indoor environments.

Ontology Announces New Partnerships with Litentry and Waves

In a bid to further the shared goal of bringing about greater data privacy and transparency, Ontology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Litentry. As part of the agreement, the two pioneers in decentralized identity and data management solutions will collaborate to integrate Ontology’s bespoke decentralized identity solution, DeID, and DDXF, Ontology’s decentralized data exchange, and collaboration framework, into Litentry’s identity aggregation and computation system.

Cantina Laredo Standardizes on Boon Edam Revolving Door for Main Entrance

Boon Edam announced the installation of a Boon Edam revolving door at the new Cantina Laredo in Virginia Beach, VA. The addition of the door provides both convenience and prestige to the newly-built restaurant. Situated in the growing Town Center of the city of Virginia Beach, Cantina Laredo is located on the second floor of mixed-use development. The ground floor features retail stores including Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn.

Dahua Technology Releases FACT Series Face Recognition Access Control Terminal

Having cost a cumulative number of over 65.8 million reported cases and 1.5 million deaths globally as of December 7th, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has casted a shadow on almost everyone in the world. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update and Weekly Operational Update by WHO gives us a hint that the situation might not recover any time soon. Compromising to reality, people are doing everything to better protect themselves and the loved ones in the new normal.

Qognify Ocularis 6.0 introduces Bi-Directional Support for Access Control

Qognify set a new standard for video management systems with the launch of Ocularis 6.0. Available now, the release includes map-driven operation and a bi-directional interface enabling security operators to monitor and respond to incidents faster by removing the need to switch between several systems. Ocularis 6.0 also benefits from Qognify’s cross-product research and development, incorporating more robust automatic updates.

SALTO’s XS4 One Deadlatch Brings Electronic Access Control to Storefront

The SALTO XS4 One Deadlatch (DL) is a stand-alone electronic lock thanks largely to the level of technology packed inside that brings together the convenience of a smart stand-alone access point –easy to retrofit, install, and no wires–with virtually the same power and performance of an online traditional access control point. This innovation brings electronic access control and convenience to a number of retail and commercial operations that commonly use aluminum-framed glass doors that previously had limited options for electronic locks.

Virdee and SALTO Systems Partner to Deliver Contactless Arrival and Entry Solutions

Virdee announced a partnership with SALTO Systems. The integration provides a powerful answer to the market’s demand for contactless arrival options by leveraging Virdee’s advanced ID verification module and the ability for guests to video chat with a remote agent before accessing a property. Under the partnership, SALTO Systems customers can use Virdee Concierge, a cloud-based platform that provides contactless check-in and check-out technology.

RS2 Technologies Launches Feature-rich Upgrade to Access It! Universal

RS2 Technologies announced additional functionality and enhanced integrations for video and key management with its latest software update for Access It! Universal. Version 8 brings a range of new features, including licensing updates and more options for mobile credential functionality, which allows touchless access and streamlined integration that limit human interaction in deployment.

Sydney’s Dexus Gateway Building Combines Boon Edam Turnstiles with Three Technologies for Ultimate Physical Security Solution

Boon Edam announced that Dexus Wholesale Property Fund has upgraded the Gateway Building in Sydney’s Circular Quay to feature entry security measures. The ideal solution was found by integrating Boon Edam Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles, IDEMIA’s MorphoWave touchless fingerprint scanners, Schindler’s elevator dispatch and Honeywell’s access control technology. Gateway’s access solution allows authorized and registered tenants to simply wave their hand in the MorphoWave touchless fingerprint scanner reader to enter the secure area through the turnstiles.

Suprema Touchless Biometrics Drive Expansion in North America

Suprema is expanding its presence in North America with a host of new partners that include leading wholesale distributors such as ADI, Anixter, Wesco, as well as integration partners. The demand for Suprema touchless biometrics solutions is being driven by scores of organizations, companies and government entities looking to get back to work during the COVID19 pandemic while protecting the health of people entering their facilities.

iDENT and Limitless Integrations adds PATSCAN Platform to its Mobile Onsite Detection System for Stadiums & Event Venues

iDENT LLC and Limitless Integrations LLC announced the launch of the patent pending iDENT MODSTM (Mobile Onsite Detection System) that will include Patriot One Technologies Inc.’s PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Threat Detection Platform with specific modules for the early detection of weapons and potential-health related threats, such as viruses. The iDENT MODS unit has been designed to be used in key public gathering locations, such as stadiums, arenas, entertainment venues, and other secure facilities.

Glasscock Texas Schools Installs Combination of Wireless and Wired Locks Managed by 3xLOGIC

3xLOGIC announced Glasscock Independent School District (TX) has embarked on Phase Three of their ambitious plan to convert to a largely wireless, keyless access environment, supplemented by some hardwired doors as well. VGI Technology, San Angelo, TX, is managing the installation of this on-going project. VGI also provides access control and video surveillance to 40 school districts across Texas.

ProdataKey Simplifies Third-Party Integrations with Introduction of Webhooks

ProdataKey announced that the company has made it easier to connect third-party solutions with pdk io software through the use of webhooks. Webhooks are an enhancement to the pdk io API, allowing the software to send automated notifications to a receiving URL when specified events occur. They can be created for any number of access control events, such as opening a specific door, opening any door, the entry of a specific employee, or the addition or deactivation of a user.

Boon Edam Presents BoonTV to Address Biggest Gap in Physical Security

Boon Edam announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities. The BoonTV episode begins by addressing the audience with two fundamental questions.

Brivo Launches Brivo Access to Deliver First-of-its-Kind Data Analytics Capabilities for Property and Facility Management

Brivo announces the launch of Brivo Access, a unified security platform delivering new digital transformation capabilities for organizations worldwide. Brivo Access sets a new standard for access control with the industry’s first integrated business intelligence (BI) tools and machine learning technologies to transform data into actionable insights. Brivo Access will improve the ability of the CISO/CSO to manage more comprehensive data sets and have a more holistic view of the business.