Peter Boriskin

The PSIA Introduces Secure Credential Interoperability Initiative

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) announced its Secure Credential Interoperability (SCI) initiative and a working group to advance its development. The SCI specification supports NFC, ISO14443, and Bluetooth (BLE) and therefore can accommodate all device types including cards, mobile devices, and wearables. The group has already prepared a draft specification for apps, readers, and locks featuring BLE compatibility.

The PSIA Elects Jason Ouellette, Johnson Controls and Ewa Pigna, LenelS2, as Officers

PSIA announced it has elected Jason Ouellette, as its Chairman and Ewa Pigna, the Chief Technology Officer for LenelS2, a part of Carrier Global Corporation, as its Vice-Chairman. In addition, Peter Boriskin, the Chief Technology Officer for ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, will continue in his role as the organization’s treasurer. The PSIA membership develops specifications for enabling standards-based sharing of digital data and intelligence throughout the physical security and enterprise ecosystems.

ASSA ABLOY Integrates Aperio Wireless Technology with Sielox Pinnacle Access Control Platform

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions announces the integration of their Aperio™ wireless lock technology with the Pinnacle Advanced access control software and 1700 Intelligent Controller from Sielox LLC, a designer of innovative Layered Security Solutions since 1979. Aperio will integrate with Version 10.4 of Pinnacle Access Control Platform.

ASSA ABLOY Introduces New Green Circle-Certified, EcoFlex Exit Trims

ASSA ABLOY announced an expansion of their award-winning EcoFlex technology with the launch of the new EcoFlex exit trim. The EcoFlex exit trim can be used as an electrified exit device in stand-alone applications, in conjunction with a wall reader, or as part of an integrated access control lock, making it an excellent solution for a variety of applications, including K-12 and Higher Education, Healthcare, and Hospitality. In comparison with solenoid-based exit trims, the EcoFlex exit trims use an innovative motor-driven actuator that reduces energy consumption by up to 95%, as certified by GreenCircle.

ONVIF Joins Access Control Panel Discussion At TechSec Solutions 2018

ONVIF® announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, Feb. 26-27, 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech.’ The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the future of the physical security industry.