Access Control

Single Bollard Stops and Destroys Simulated Bomb Truck

Delta Scientific announces the successful testing of its Model DSC635, a single shallow foundation bollard design that stops and destroys a 15,000 pound test truck with less than two feet of static penetration and 6.14 feet of dynamic penetration. The simulated bomb load remained intact and contained on the truck bed. The test vehicle weighed 15,000 pounds and was traveling over 50 miles per hour. The front wheels were pushed back behind the cab and the engine ended up on the passenger side of the seat.

IrisTime iT100 Used with New Time and Attendance Platform

Iris ID announced Rockford, Ill.-based Information Controls Inc. has integrated its TimeTerminal time clock app to work with the IrisTime iT100, Iris ID’s customizable and contactless time and attendance platform. TimeTerminal’s cloud-based software creates a wide variety of employee functions and features for the iT100, including customizable attestation questions, daily wage advancements, department transfers and timecard review.

The QO Hotel Installs Boon Edam Revolving Door to Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

Boon Edam announced that the QO Amsterdam Hotel, a four-star resort on the famous Amstel River, has installed a TQA automatic revolving door at its front entrance to save on energy and create a comfortable lobby, while still enabling the interior to receive exposure to the exterior sunlight. QO Amsterdam is a unique lifestyle hotel with 288 rooms that was designed by a triad team of architectural firms: Mulderblauw Architects, Paul de Ruiter Architects, and Arup.

PDK and Rhombus Introduce Access Control and VMS Cloud Integration

ProdataKey announced the release of a seamless integration with Rhombus Systems. In joining forces, the two companies –each known for their best-in-class cloud offerings– bring to market the industry’s easiest-to-implement, easiest-to-use, comprehensive access control and AI-assisted video management solution. The integration is free to PDK dealers and available immediately. The PDK/Rhombus integration allows users of a Pdk io access control system to easily associate readers with Rhombus cameras.

Altronix Introduces New eFlow Dual Voltage Access Control Kits

Altronix has launched an enhanced line of eFlow power supply/charger kits that provide 12 and 24VDC simultaneously for locking devices and peripherals. These new solutions are equipped with fused, or PTC protected outputs that are individually selectable to provide necessary power for a wide range of access control panels, door locks, ancillary devices and more! Models also feature bi-color LEDs for instant visual voltage verification and embedded LINQ network power management technology.

Nice Launches Safer and Smarter Gate Operator

Nice announced the release of the Mercury 310 residential gate operator controller, a simple-to-install controller engineered for UL325 compliance for automated gate systems. With no programming required, a simple user interface, and cutting-edge safety features, UL325 compliance has never been simpler. Installers familiar with Nice gate controller will find familiarity in Mercury 310, which is as straightforward to install as previous products but now includes new features.

Dortronics Touchless Door Control Solutions Help Keep Facilities Healthier

Dortronics Systems can help facilities implement fast and highly cost-effective solutions to help combat the spread of infection with two if its latest products – the 5278 Touchless Proximity Switch and the 6612 Request to Exit Motion Sensing Door Release. Dortronics’ 5278 Touchless Proximity Switch utilizes optical infrared technology, and the imbedded sensors pick up motion within a 4” range.

Boon Edam Opens New Service Centers to Expand Entrance Support on East Coast

Boon Edam announced the opening of three Service Centers in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Atlanta. Each Service Center supports customers in the immediate surrounding states, making it easier to receive product installation services, planned preventative maintenance, and quick response to service calls. These Service Centers are strategically located in areas of the country where thousands of Boon Edam entry products have been installed

Virdee becomes ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions Certified Partner

Virdee announced it has entered into the Certified Partner program by ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions, to deliver a robust contactless check-in and Mobile Access solution to joint hospitality customers and third-party integrators. Virdee’s secure, contactless check-in flow allows ID-verified users to obtain keys for building access either at an in-lobby check-in station and/or digitally through its mobile app. ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions provides properties with the ability to manage both offline or online-based locks.

New RAC5 Online Multi-floor Controller Improves Elevator Security

The new RAC5 multi-floor access controller (MFC) from dormakaba improves security for high-traffic elevator use, particularly in multi-family living environments. It is designed to operate in online or standalone applications. In online mode, the RAC5 MFC connects to a building’s IT network and has the capability to restrict access up to 64 floors per device. RAC5 provides ideal access control and security for multi-family facility elevator applications.

Bothwell Exchange Deploys Boon Edam Turnstiles and Revolving Doors

Boon Edam announced that Bothwell Exchange, a new construction commercial space in Glasgow, Scotland, has installed an array of Speedlane Slide optical turnstiles in the lobby and two TQA automatic revolving doors at the main entrance to control access without impacting the building’s high traffic needs. Bothwell Exchange is a 9-story, 155,000 sq. ft. commercial building located at 122 Waterloo Street in Glasgow.

HID Global Introduces New Seos Credentials

HID Global announced it has expanded its award-winning Seos credential family. The Seos 16K is the industry’s first credential certified to the highest IT security level established by the independent testing service provider TÜV Informationstechnik GmbH, and it features the highest memory in the series to support multi-application deployments. Seos Essential is a new, single-application credential that delivers trusted security, data protection for deployments where complex implementations are not necessary.

Gallagher Integrates with Invixium for Contactless Biometric

Gallagher Security and Invixium announce a next-level integration between Gallagher Command Centre and Invixium’s IXM WEB software. As part of their COVID-19 response, Gallagher and Invixium collaborated to develop an integrated, user-friendly solution to address the global market’s immediate, health-oriented needs. IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit is Invixium’s flagship biometric reader and hallmark of its COVID-19 solution, which delivers simultaneous face recognition and elevated body temperature detection.

Altronix Tango PoE Driven Power Supply /Chargers are now UL Listed for Access Control

Altronix announces that its award-winning Tango PoE Driven Power Supply/Chargers are now UL 294 for access control applications. This reaffirms the high quality and performance of Tango solutions that end users, architects, and security consultants demand for mission critical access control applications. Tango leverages low-voltage installation methods, eliminating the need for an electrician and dedicated conduit and wire runs.

Boon Edam Inc. Closes 2020 as a Record Year of Security Turnstile Sales

Boon Edam announced that despite the difficult year for all businesses, the company was fortunate to see growth in 2020, selling 59% more optical turnstiles than in the previous year. While most people began working from home early in the year, orders for optical turnstiles, which are typically installed in the lobbies of commercial buildings, continued at a steady pace through the summer and into the fall, indicating a strong interest in creating safe and secure lobbies.

Qognify Receives LenelS2 Factory Certification under the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program

Qognify announced that it has received LenelS2 factory certification and joined the LenelS2 OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP). All of Qognify’s products (Situator, VisionHub, Cayuga, Ocularis and NiceVision) now interface with the OnGuard access control system enabling customers to evaluate situations based on a synopsis of event and video data, allowing a faster and more targeted response to critical incidents.

HID Global Boosts Campus Safety and Efficiency for American School of Guatemala

HID Global announced that the American School of Guatemala has selected its Seos credential technology to modernize its physical access system. The solution significantly improves campus security and traffic efficiency for students and parents and enables staff to easily issue and manage access credentials. The American School of Guatemala is a private K-12 college preparatory school in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Alcatraz Provides Three Factor Authentication to Deliver Ultimate in Access Control Security

Alcatraz has added Three Factor Authentication (3FA) to the Rock facial authentication platform to deliver the ultimate in protection for high security areas and zero trust environments. The Rock can be used for one, two or three factor authentication. In one-factor authentication, the Rock is the primary access control device and facially authenticates authorized users. In two-factor authentication, the Rock is used in combination with a badge reader to grant access.

Rick Zimmerman Joins dormakaba as AVP for Physical Access Control

dormakaba is pleased to announce that Rick Zimmerman has joined its Access Solutions Americas segment as Associate Vice President, Partner Development for Physical Access Control companies. He will focus on growth strategies across the dormakaba product and service portfolio with particular emphasis on door hardware and electronic access and data solutions in North and South America. Zimmerman will be based in the company’s Indianapolis headquarters.

Schlage Unveils Refreshed Brand Identity Representing Its Legacy and Commitment

Schlage a leading provider of home security and access solutions, revealed its refreshed brand promise and renewed identity, to be leveraged in residential markets. Building on the brand’s century-long legacy of innovation and relentless consumer focus, Schlage is affirming its promise to create purposeful experiences that deliver simplicity and peace of mind – one home at a time. The new branding builds upon the equity of Schlage’s identity, emphasizing its proven principles of quality and design while modernizing its visual brand elements.