How cheap is too cheap? D-Link has found the sweet spot between low-priced, but low-quality smart home systems and pricey security systems. It’s now planning on opening up its system to many more accessories, judging by the DCH-G020 connected home hub that just passed through the FCC.
Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control, video and security solutions, is highlighting myriad new features
available on the company’s popular
System Galaxy Software here at ASIS
2014. The new release, System Galaxy Software v.10.4, adds installation and user conveniences, as well as support for more third-party devices. Also on display is a new fully integrated TCP/IP appliance embedded with System Galaxy Software v.10.4.
Is this the year of the smart home? If so, it looks like security and home control are two of the driving forces. According to a new research report by Parks Associates, about 64 percent of the smart devices currently in the home are part of security or home control systems. The report, Evolution of […]
NICE Systems and AECOM Technology Corporation announced that they are helping Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) extend its situation management capabilities from the control room to the field. The airport deployed the NICE Situator Enterprise Geographical Information System (EGIS) Web application, which enables field personnel to view on their tablets all open security and operational […]
Garges-Lès-Gonesse, France – Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, one of the leading airports in France, has chosen to work with Boon Edam to offer their frequent flyer passengers a smoother transit through the airport. By installing Airport Swinglane self-service gates at security pre-screening, the airport ensures that a high level of security is maintained while shortening queues […]
Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced that on June 24-25 over 150 government officials, security professionals, integrators, and contractors came together at Delta’s Fredericksburg, VA, office to view anti-terrorism barriers, bollards, crash-rated gates, and other equipment including new products. Visiting an average three […]
Come August, travelers passing through São Paulo International Airport in Guarulhos (GRU Airport) that are over the age of 18 and have an electronic passport will be in full control of their in-terminal experience. This is thanks to the automated border control eGates being installed in terminals two and three at GRU, which will leverage […]
AMAG Technology’s Senior Systems Design Architect, Adam Shane was selected as one of three Top Contributors for the Smart Card Alliance Access Control Council for 2013. His leadership, time and input have contributed to the success of the council, and he was recognized at the Smart Card Alliance gala award dinner in Coral Gables, Florida on December 9, 2013. Shane is one of the founding members of the council which was formed in 2005. “The Smart Card Alliance has an honorable mission, to educate industry, users and government on appropriate uses of smart cards,” said Shane. “The work we do on the Access Control Council is important as it provides a consolidated industry and government voice to standards making bodies and the federal government policy makers. I am proud of our collective contributions and look forward to continuing the effort.” The Smart Card Alliance Access Control Council (SCA ACC) is focused on accelerating the widespread acceptance, use, and application of smart card technology for physical and logical access control. The group brings together, in an open forum, leading users, technologists, suppliers and system integrators from both the public and private sector and works on activities that are important for secure access control. The Smart Card Alliance is a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. The Alliance invests heavily in education on the appropriate uses of smart card technology in a way that protects privacy and enhances security and […]
Stanley Security’s EL Series Wireless Access Control Solution Product Image Indianapolis, IN – (December 10, 2013) – STANLEY Security, a leading provider of access control and integrated security solutions, introduces the EL Series Wireless Access Control Solution to the STANLEY Commercial Hardware line, a web-based solution allowing the end-user to easily and effectively manage access for both interior and exterior door openings. The solution combines the EL Series Electronic Lock with STANLEY’s new Access Control Server (ACS) with pre-installed Intelli-M software, its new Integrated Door Controller (QIC) and wireless gateway for a complete access control solution for up to 32 doors. The new Integrated Door Controller is powered over Ethernet and provides perimeter control for the facility, while the Access Control Server allows for easy management of software with the pre-installed Intelli-M access management software. The Integrated Door Controller (QIC) also offers the following enhancements to the EL Series Electronic Lock: Compact single door controller mounts at the door in a double gang box for easy installation Uses existing network infrastructure and connects to closest network switch with single Cat 5/Cat 6 cable PoE carries both data and power for controller and peripheral door hardware Peer-to-peer communication keeps data flowing, even if a server connection is interrupted Buffers up to 16,000 local events when disconnected from the host, so events are never lost Secure transmissions with end-to-end AES 128-bit encryption Embedded web software for single-door standalone applications enables browsing through controller Supports DHCP and Static IP addresses Additionally, the Access Control Server (ACS) […]
As the nation gets ready to mark the one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting this week, IHS announced on Wednesday that it is forecasting strong growth in demand for security equipment in U.S. schools over the next several years. According to the research firm, the market size for security equipment in schools will reach $634 million this year and is expected to surpass $720 million by 2014. IHS said that high-profile shootings like Sandy Hook have a “partial impact” on school security spending as there is typically a spike in spending and budgets following these tragedies. “These events force schools to review their existing policies and create threat assessments as well as new policies and procedures. There is no set standard for what schools need to do to prevent these tragedies,” Blake Kozak, senior analyst for access control, fire and security at IHS said in a statement. “Perhaps the key here is to have ongoing discussions and security reviews long after such events fade from media coverage. For example, continued knowledge sharing between school districts and universities to find best practices.” Funding remains one of the biggest barriers of growth when it comes to expanded use of security equipment in schools. IHS said that the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $45 million in Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants this year to schools that planned security enhancements. Video surveillance is expected to be the focal point of school security spending in the years to come […]