Biometric access control is one of the most popular topics on the minds of security professionals these days and for good reason. Access control and the overall management of access points, whether doors, turnstiles, computer systems, or operational controls is among the first areas of concern for most physical security managers, facility directors and IT managers.
Cloud-based access control is growing in popularity as more organizations are looking to adopt a flexible, convenient, and scalable security solution. Over the last few years, the presence of the cloud has generated significant changes in the range of access control, and for good reasons! Cloud-based access control not only produces reliable, real-time control of your organization but can also be fully integrated with third-party systems to help mitigate and limit risks within your organization.
In an increasingly technology-dependent world, individuals are looking to leverage their smartphones as much as possible, and mobile credentials can be beneficial for both operational and security purposes. Mobile credentials offer numerous advantages over traditional keys and cards and can serve as a safer and much more convenient alternative. With the pandemic still causing uncertainty in businesses reopening, and employees returning to the office, mobile credentials are a touchless, cost-effective, convenient, and secure option for organizations looking to streamline their security while saving costs on hardware.
ProdataKey now allows for “custom fields” within the interface of its pdk.io software. Custom fields increase PDK’s solutions’ overall functionality by allowing administrators to include a wide range of pertinent data associated with each user. Address, location, floor, unit number, or any other field can be added to the pdk.io user database, providing more ways to identify employees and tenants accurately and categorize them into meaningful segments.
Genetec will showcase the latest version of Security Center, the company’s flagship security and analytics platform; the latest generation of its AutoVu Sharp V ALPR cameras, and Mission Control, the company’s situational intelligence and decision management system. Genetec will also feature solutions to help organizations migrate from their obsolete access control systems and replace outdated technology that could leave them vulnerable to cyber threats.
Allegion announced the launch of the LCN6400 COMPACT series low-energy automatic operator for touchless access and accessible operation on interior doors . Designed for use in a variety of institutional and commercial facilities, it is the only auto operator on the market that has the ability to easily convert existing LCN 4040XP mechanical door closers to touchless solutions, for automated opening and closing when combined with an actuator.
SALTO Systems has launched a newly-redesigned website that offers detailed product information, enhanced industry vertical focus, and covers the latest technology and electronic advances for SALTO platforms, technology, and services. The new site places a large emphasis on visitor experience and provides a streamlined, modern design, improved functionality, and accessible resources to help support the informational needs of clients and prospects alike.
Boon Edam has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.” The publication outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals.
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.
StoneLock announced the official integration Johnson Controls Access Control, together with providing contactless security and event management technologies that enhance security, privacy, and ease of use. Released in 2020, the StoneLock GO delivers a true frictionless authentication of users and simplified enrollment intentionally built to protect the user’s privacy through its proprietary, “faceless” recognition technology for global enterprises.
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.
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.
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.
ProdataKey has released a whitepaper that explores the differentiating features and distinct advantages of a Mobile-First access control platform. Built from the ground up with the needs of the mobile user foremost in mind, Mobile First platforms are designed with the mobile experience as the default method by which integrators, technicians, system administrators, managers, tenants, and employees engage with the system.
Boon Edam Inc. and architectural revolving doors, announced they will be presenting a live webinar entitled, “Securing the Facility: Best Practices for Integrating Access Control & Biometrics with Security Entrances,” at the fall Virtual Security Showcase (VSS), held from November 10-12. VSS is a virtual event created to establish and maintain connections among security industry professionals while promoting the latest and best ideas about how to keep people, facilities and organizations safe and secure.
ProdataKey announced several updates to its “touch” Bluetooth reader and mobile app that further distinguish the pdk io solution as the most convenient, seamless, access control experience on the market. Unlike other mobile access control solutions, which require users to unlock and present their phone in place of a fob, PDK’s touch reader automatically senses encrypted credentials on locked phones carried by users, even when they’re deep inside pockets, bags and purses.
Suprema announced that it has integrated its devices with Paxton’s access control system, Net2. The integration will enable organizations to use Suprema’s devices in combination with Net2. Clients using Paxton’s Net2 can now easily add Suprema fingerprint or face recognition devices to existing PIN or RFID card-based access control systems by installing Suprema Integration with Paxton Net2. User data is synchronized in real-time between the Suprema Integration and Net2.
As part of its commitment to providing accessible and innovative security solutions, Brivo launched its Financing Program. The Brivo Financing Program allows customers to implement access control, multifamily, or video surveillance projects with little to no upfront investment and consistent, predictable payments over time. Most organizations have access control systems that are three years or older but no plans to upgrade obsolete systems.
ISS offers a trifecta of solutions as part of its “Plan for a Safe Return to Work” initiative. Built to seamlessly operate on the ISS SecurOS platform, the solutions include: FaceX Facial Recognition for touchless access control credentialing and authentication; FaceX Temperature Detection to automatically measure individuals’ body surface temperature; and FaceX Mask Detection to automatically detect the presence or absence of face masks which are increasingly required for admission into various facilities.
Synectics has announced a series of new customer-driven capabilities in its advanced Synergy 3 command and control platform to deliver unparalleled system protection, incident detection, and third-party integrations. Synergy 3 is an intelligent surveillance and security solution, integral to the efficient operation of control rooms around the world. The latest Synergy 3 update focuses on the delivery of real-time data and systems integrity in line with rapidly evolving customer and industry concerns.