Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, announced Honeywell Pro-Watch customers will be able to implement access control on more doors by integrating the Schlage AD-Series wireless platform into their security management suite, eliminating the need to run wires to each access point, reducing time and associated labor costs.
Software House, part of the Security Products business unit of Tyco (NYSE: TYC), announced the C•CURE 9000 SiteServer, a compact network device that provides a full-featured, low-cost access control solution for small sites, up to 32 readers, and is powerful enough to be used in a distributed enterprise environment. C•CURE 9000 SiteServer is a complete […]
The Department of Homeland Security’s policy chief David Heyman explains: “The United States did not build its border, aviation, and port infrastructure with exit screening in mind.” The IBIA released a report this week detailing what it has dubbed as the unfulfilled mandate of biometric exit in the United States. The document is largely based […]
Genetec™, provider of unified IP security solutions, plans to support the ASSA ABLOY Aperio wireless lock technology in its Synergis IP-based access control solution. Genetec Synergis incorporates several Aperio components including electronic cylinders and escutcheons, wireless locks for security doors, and the 1-to-8 Hub for controlling access to multiple doors, without the need for expensive […]
U.S. Government officials and industry experts gathered together under one roof to discuss the growing challenges associated with securing human identity during the conference Connect ID, which took place in Washington last week. One of the hot topics under discussion was Aviation Security and the balance between the facilitation of legitimate travel and tight border […]
01-01-2014 Having already deployed the Genetec Autovu system, Avis Budget Group required an upgraded system to give them not just an LPR solution, but additionally, an advanced access control solution with integrated video surveillance which could provide them with the ability to track their entire stock of vehicles with evidence to support the in-out activity. The plan was also to extend this solution beyond the gates of their headquarters into other locations such the airport branches. As the previous City Manager for Avis Bugdet Group’s Toronto Operations, Mrs. Suzanne Myrand was tasked with finding a new security solution that would help prevent future vulnerability at the headquarters. She was familiar with the Autovu system and realized the potential that the technology offered, but had a more aggressive plan in mind: "We needed an automated system that would give us the traceability we required on both the vehicles and their drivers," said Myrand. More than an integrated and scalable system, Mrs. Myrand was also looking for a dependable and responsive solution, one that would be able to accommodate a large volume of vehicles coming and going. "We needed quick response from the complete solution as someone approached the entrance or exit, so that we would not hold up the gate," explains Myrand. "With 1000 moves within a working day, we just don’t have the extra time to wait 10 seconds at each swipe of a card." Last on their list of criteria was the need for a reliable supplier. "We […]
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 […]