Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators, and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, have begun filing lawsuits against businesses that do not provide good cybersecurity practices.
Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s global partner of choice for premium RFID solutions, today announced that security system access control manufacturers, integrators and dealers can order proximity and smart card credentials with tactile laser engraving. Whether clamshell, printable, printable with magnetic stripe card or key ring or disc tag, Farpointe will permanently laser engrave logos and text, URLs, signature blocks, messaging, other graphics or whatever the manufacturer, integrator or end customer wants.
Eventbrite, the world’s largest self-service ticketing platform, today announced it has started offering an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) solution, designed to help large, multi-day festivals and events streamline entry-management operations, create and enhance revenue streams, and reduce fraud.
The new frontier for biometric technology is now a reality: long range facial recognition for access control. Historically there was fear about capturing and storing biometric information. The second challenge was having to slow down at a door to present credentials, or worse, interact with an unreliable device you had to touch or put your face close to.
If wireless solutions are not on your radar for access control installations, it’s time to take notice of this growing trend in physical security. Such solutions let integrators and end users reap the benefits of a wired system, without the cost of a hardwired system. Implementing a wireless solution often takes less time than its traditional hardwired counterpart. When retrofitting older buildings with new access control systems, wireless systems may literally be the only viable option available.
It’s evident that the majority of security installations are becoming more and more complex. No longer content to monitor and manage separate access control, fire alarm, video surveillance, intrusion, and HVAC control systems, corporate security and technology managers want to consolidate and integrate various disconnected security and facility management systems. At a dramatically increasing pace, the Information Technology department is leading the initiative, particularly given the trend toward convergence of physical and logical security systems.
Assa Abloy Mobile Access for Hospitality went live for the first time last week when Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., introduced SPG Keyless, a keyless entry system allowing Starwood Preferred Guest members to use their smartphone as a key. Rolling out to Aloft, Element, and W Hotels across the globe, SPG Keyless makes its official debut in 10 hotels in markets including Beijing, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, and Doha.
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.
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.
A new report by ABI Research has revealed that wearables are rapidly increasingly in popularity. The wearable technology market is moving quite quickly throughout 2014, but despite its popularity, the use of these devices could be placing consumers at an ever rising risk of a mobile security breach. An ABI Research report claims that there will be 485 million shipments of wearables by 2018.
Lets Healthcare Organizations Easily Migrate from Mechanical Locks to Electronic Access Control. Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, will show ASHE Annual exhibition attendees how easily they can migrate from mechanical locks to electronic access control to secure more openings at a lower cost than other electronic locks […]
TDSi became the first to partner with ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s Aperio® wireless locking solutions using innovative IP hub technology to deliver sustainable total building security. Aperio® was featured on TDSI’s IFSEC stand operating with its EXgarde 4.2 fully featured access management system, designed to support multiple doors as standard with the option to extend […]
ImageWare Systems announced it signed a deal valued at more than $1 million with Funciones Ocupacionales Insha, to provide software that will facilitate a multi-modal biometric driver license system for the state of Baja California, Mexico. The project, which will begin in the third quarter of 2014, will help create more than one million licenses […]
Lumidigm, part of HID Global, today announced that it is expanding the distribution channel in Europe of its high performing multispectral imaging biometric sensors with the appointment of MTRIX as an authorized distributor of Lumidigm products. MTRIX is based in northern Germany and will concentrate on continental Europe, primarily in the enterprise market with a […]
ASSA ABLOY will partner with Adirondack Solutions to launch a range of solutions geared toward student life. The partnership marks an integration between ASSA ABLOY’s PERSONA Campus software and Adirondack’s suite of campus life services. The resulting services coordinate security and electronic access control functions using Adirondack’s housing, parking administration, conference coordination, and data interfacing […]
Frontier, a developer of integrated enterprise security management solutions for more than thirty-five years, has announced availability of the upgraded version of its security management software, Frontier R4. The new release delivers enhanced functionality and further empowers organizations to achieve higher levels of awareness, security control, and rapid response. The Frontier integrated software suite streamlines […]
Allegion PLC (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced that BadgePass is the first member of its aptiQ Developer Network to be fully integrated with aptiQmobile and able to take orders today. Instead of using the aptiQmobile online portal and then programming the credential information into their own access […]
Mar 10, 2014 10:04 AM, By Jessaca Gutierrez Pesa Xstream Pesa Xstream IP STREAMING APPLIANCE PESA Xstream multi-path IP streaming appliance simultaneously encodes up to five independent video sources and eight audio sources concurrently from live or recorded video for multi-path H.264 IP distribution over six independent video streams with no sync or latency issues, according to the company. Housed in a compact 1RU form factor, it provides a cost-effective, comprehensive package for digital media capture, processing, distribution, and storage. Upgrades for Q1 2014 include onboard storage as well as a USB 2.0 communications interface. “With its synchronized, high-quality video and audio and a low cost per stream, PESA Xstream has caught the attention of government agencies and a number of other vertical markets,” says John T. Wright, PESA senior vice president, sales and business development. “PESA Xstream is already part of VIQ Infinit, a digital media capture and management platform from VIQ Solutions for court systems, and we are working with developers who are tailoring the user experience for other specific applications.” PESA Xstream captures H.264 IP camera streams, NTSC/PAL, or SDI video up to 1080p resolution, stored video content, and computer-based content such as PowerPoint slides or medical patient vital signs, then prepares high-bandwidth MPEG-4/H.264 broadcast streams for enterprise distribution and archive. When multiple sources are captured simultaneously, the streams remain associated and synchronized during the event. With five individually addressable video outputs, as well as an integrated quad-view output, PESA Xstream allows operators to stream live […]