In today’s news round-up, ASSA ABLOY Security Doors has designed, manufactured and installed a range of security doors for projects across London. The projects include the installation of fire doorsets in the Shard and supplying the London Underground’s Bond Street Tube Station with its specialist steel doorsets. In corporate news, TDSi is looking towards the education sector as a market for expansion and growth. According to IMS Research, current estimates value the access control market for education in the EMEA region at £46M.

Over in Norway, law firm Simonsen VogtWiig is deploying the Zwipe biometric card for managing access to its doors and printers. The biometric card lets users at the firm’s Filipstad Bygge address authenticate themselves directly on the card through a fingerprint. In other corporate news, the number of smart cities worldwide will quadruple within a 12-year period that started last year, according to a report by IHS. This increase will occur as local governments work with the private sector to cope with a multitude of challenges confronting urban centres. Finally, Urmet has supplied an IP video door-entry solution to a prestigious residential development in Kensington, London. The IPervoice system features a 2-door controller called the “PIO” Controller and two Wiegand readers. Read more security news…

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