How will the electronic access control industry embrace the cloud in the coming years? Will governments see the value in using commercial cloud resources? Will governments create standards and best practices to ease restrictions on cloud storage across borders? Will operational expenditure (opex) options open the door to more SMB adoption? With the cost per door coming down for access control solutions? Will the market opportunity for access control as a service (ACaaS) be negatively impacted?
Next week at Transport Security Expo, Olympia, London, Optex will be exhibiting complete detection and access control solutions tailored for the transportation sector. This includes high security intrusion detection systems for perimeter protection; access control, directional analysis, and thrown object detection systems to protect controlled areas; and obstacle/people detection for railway safety applications.
XTec Incorporated today announced that it was awarded the HSPD-12 Shared Service Provider contract by the General Services Administration. The award is to support the GSA Managed Service Office (MSO) that provides HSPD-12 credential enrollment, issuance, and management for more than 100 federal agencies under the USAccess program.
Tyco Security Products, part of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), the world’s largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced today that it is bringing its popular brand of CEM Systems access control products to the Americas. CEM solutions have been sold primarily in EMEA and Asia for over 25 years. Their first to market innovative hardware and software solutions have been extremely popular with security-conscious airports which use a custom version of CEM’s flagship AC2000 access control solution.
The Duchossois Group, Inc. (TDG) announced today that it has acquired Controlled Products Systems Group , Inc. (CPSG), headquartered in Denver, Colorado . CPSG is one of the largest wholesale distributor s of perimeter access control solutions in the US , and supplies equipment to authorized dealers from coast to coast, offering t he highest quality and most widely recognized brands of access control pro ducts available on the market. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Norbain is pleased to launch VOLO, a new and innovative way of delivering access control solutions. By combining advanced controller technology with GSM connectivity and cloud hosted software, installation time, infrastructure, and hardware costs can be significantly reduced. With unparalleled scalability from 1 to over 10,000 sites, without the need for local servers or infrastructure, […]
Recently, at Google I/O in San Francisco, Brivo Labs, an Internet of Things company leading the emerging Social Access Management market, in conjunction with HotelTonight, unveiled frictionless hotel check-in and keyless entry. The partnership combines the convenience of searching, booking, and payment of hotels on HotelTonight with Brivo Labs secured access control solutions. Google I/O […]
FST Biometrics, the leading biometric access control solutions provider, was recognized at ISC West 2014 with a Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) Award. This premier awards program was established in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection […]
Genetec Synergis Master Controller Access control controller Addressing longstanding customer demand for non-proprietary access control solutions, the Synergis Master Controller (SMC) from Genetec is a controller that allows users to modernise their security operations, migrate to an IP-based access control solution, while leveraging their networking infrastructure and existing equipment and wiring. The SMC is a key component of Synergis , Genetec’s IP access control solution, which facilitates real-time monitoring of access events and alarms, as well as cardholder management and reporting. When used within Security Center , Genetec’s unified security platform, the SMC becomes a catalyst for organisations to evolve to a unified approach for security management. Genetec customers can seamlessly blend their IP video surveillance, access control, license plate recognition, and intrusion monitoring needs within a single unified platform. “For some time, we’d been wanting to move to a unified security solution for access control and video, but could not afford to waste the significant infrastructure investment we had already made in our access control installation,” states Dick Hamann, Vice President Information Technology and Resources/Chief Information Officer, Seminole State College of Florida. “What we really needed was a solution that could leverage and take control of our existing equipment. When Synergis Master Controller was brought to our attention, we decided to set up a pilot site to test it in one of our buildings. The SMC exceeded our expectations; we were impressed with how easy the migration was and how well it performed. The success of this pilot essentially […]