In today’s news round-up, Deborah O’Mara looks at the move towards open solutions in the security industry and the growing importance of interoperability. Ahead of PSIA’s demo on Physical-Logical Access Interoperability (PLAI) at the upcoming ISC West 2015 tradeshow, Deborah also gets a breakdown of the event from  PSIA executive director David Bunzel. In London, Salto’s RFID access control system is helping secure 378 en-suite student bedrooms at Spring Mews. Salto’s advanced contactless access control technology  is used throughout the site to control security.

In corporate news, NEXT Biometrics Group ASA announced that after 3 months of integration work and preparation, its first Tier 1 Design-Win client company has decided to implement NEXT fingerprint sensors in two more of its product models. Also in biometric news, Security Systems Technology Ltd (SST) have implemented palm-vein biometric authentication by Fujitsu (PalmSecure) for Hiscox London Market, a division of the Bermuda-based insurer that underwrites international businesses via Lloyd’s of London. Finally, Avaya and Pelco will be hosting the second Smart Technology event which will take place on 12th March 2015. It will feature industry experts such as Tony Porter, Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales, who will present the latest information about integrating security and networking technologies. To register to attend please contact Susan.Howes@schneider-electric.com. Read more security news…

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