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The innovative C•CURE Go Reader extends the reach of your C•CURE 9000 system more powerfully than ever before. C•CURE Go Reader lets you grant or deny access in even the most remote, disconnected areas such as construction sites, offline events and roaming security checkpoints. Using an Android device paired with a separate multi-technology read head or the new all-in-one C-One2 handheld device, C•CURE Go Reader mimics a full-fledged iSTAR door, complete with schedules, clearances and holidays. As a virtual door in C•CURE 9000, C•CURE Go Reader inherits all clearances of an associated iSTAR door group, ensuring strict security even if you are far away from your nearest iSTAR controller.
Secu365 is built specifically for small and medium business owners, simplifying security interactions for property managers, tenants, employees and visitors. Regardless of what type of service you provide, if you have a brick-and-mortar business, a well-rounded and easy-to-use security system is not just important—it's essential. Just take a look at a few of the benefits that you might be concerned about and get from the business security system Monitor customers and employees with video surveillance in case of any accidents that happen Help prevent theft, vandalism, and other crimes With a mobile device, remotely control your business from anywhere Furthermore, as businesses continue to maintain a mostly remote workforce, the drive towards adopting cloud-based and hybrid solutions has grown as well.Thus, with 24/7 video monitoring, indoor and outdoor cameras, integrated with biometric or mobile access—Secu365 system is the perfect way to protect your small business. It enables visual multi-validation of alarm events and real-time remote control.
HID® Signo™ Readers bring today’s organizations into the future of access control. Beyond its sleek, modern design, this cutting-edge reader platform provides flexible, reliable performance with support for an unmatched range of credential technologies. HID Signo extends the leadership position of HID Global in the access control industry while providing unrivaled security and powerful performance with the addition of new features to better fortify facilities and beyond. Upgrading your access control readers to HID Signo ensures convenience and security today while preparing you for whatever comes tomorrow—this is the signature promise of Signo. Key Features Highly Versatile - Support for the widest range of credential technologies, including HID Mobile Access via native Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC) capability. Also features Apple’s Enhanced Contactless Polling (ECP) to support credentials in the Apple Wallet. Unparalleled Performance - Ultra secure storage of cryptographic keys on certified secure element hardware, plus a new surface detection feature that allows the reader to automatically recalibrate and optimize read range performance. Connected to the Future - All readers include out-of-the-box support for Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) for secure bidirectional communication. Each reader is also designed to be connected and managed remotely without “sneakernet” or the need to be physically touched.
Consisting of a fully functional hardware and firmware solution accompanied by an API integration package, HID Aero™ Controllers are ideal for access control providers who want to build solutions for small- to medium-size customers but do not want to incur the ongoing costs of designing, manufacturing, and maintaining panel hardware. The HID Aero controller product line is the successor to HID VertX® controllers. Key benefits of HID Aero include: Flexible—A future-proof platform that can protect end-user investment by its ability to adapt and grow to meet future needs. With its IP network base, HID Aero Controllers can connect to the internet or cloud-based systems for updates and offer interoperability with security systems. HID Aero also introduces powerful remote management capabilities for HID readers, enabling the simultaneous update of credential compatibilities for all HID Readers attached to an individual intelligent controller, at the touch of a button. Secure—Protect against costly exploits, vulnerabilities, and downtime with end-to-end security from credential to host, reducing attack vectors for system-level protection. HID Aero safeguards the entire security chain an identity travels along during the authentication process with TLS running in a FIPS 140-2 approved operating environment, OSDP secure channel and AES-256 encrypted communication. Trusted—Based on trusted HID Mercury™ technology to leverage the knowledge and expertise gained from 4+ million panels installed globally. HID Aero is also backwards compatible with VertX IO modules to protect current investments with HID Global. Future Proof and Highly Adaptable - HID Aero Controllers are built with openness and flexibility at their core. This open approach gives users unmatched freedom to choose from a wide range of HID-approved system manufacturers, as HID Aero is supported by a trusted network of software providers. This ecosystem reduces total cost of ownership by enabling users to migrate their existing systems over the entire deployment lifecycle. To enable our ecosystem of partners, HID Aero comes with a powerful API toolkit and full access to the developer environment. Beyond the freedom of choice, HID Aero is a future-proof controller platform that can adapt to the growing needs of small and medium-size organizations. Because HID Aero is IP-based, the controllers can connect to on-premise or cloud-based systems to perform access control configuration, command and control, and monitor system status. This also enables interoperability with parallel security systems. Furthermore, HID Aero Controllers run on Linux, an open source and standardized operating system that allows for quicker patch management as compared to proprietary systems. OSDP Verified - HID Aero controllers are SIA OSDP verified and provide interoperable solutions for open architecture access control applications. This further demonstrates that HID Physical Access Control Solutions comply to the Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard, which reassures specifiers that they offer the intended interoperability and security.
CrossChex Mobile is the mobile version of CrossChex Software, which lets you add and manage everyone and grant access rights to them on a smartphone. Your staff can easily clock in and access to any places with just one click on the phone. Any of Anviz access control devices with Bluetooth function can be added to CrossChex Mobile, and the time attendance device with Bluetooth function can be also added to CrossChex mobile to have a clock in function and realize the access control function with linked to a Bluetooth micro access controller. CrossChex Mobile is suitable for the application in small offices, retail stores, gyms, clinics, etc.
The new HES ES100 Aperio® Wireless Integrated Electric Strike and Card Reader makes access control simple and affordable without having to run wire to every door. Why Wireless? Time: install is quicker than traditional strikes since you don't have to run any wire to the opening. Cost: labor and material costs can really add up. Get the job done faster and with fewer man hours. Ease: running wire to an opening can be difficult...and sometimes impossible, depending on the application. Having a consistent and repeatable solution saves time and money. Why the HES ES100? It’s the most versatile way to retrofit an opening with real-time online access control. Electric Strike Features Works with all brands of cylindrical and mortise locks Field Configurable Monitoring Options Integrated horizontal frame adjustment and shim Modular field replaceable locking mechanism Card Reader Features Emergency override micro-USB for backup power HID multiCLASS SE, HID Mobile Access, NFC & BLE Designed to meet IP65 for harsh environments Powered by 2x AA lithium batterhies
Hikvision has announced the launch of its HikCentral Access Control software, which is designed for professional access control and time attendance management in an easier and more efficient way. This simplifies security and operations for small and medium businesses, who can integrate the system with their Hikvision access control and intercom products quickly and easily. With HikCentral Access Control, business customers can experience a wide range of benefits: Maximized security with advanced access control features and real-time alarmsThe HikCentral Access Control software supports a wide range of employee ID credentials, including fingerprints, cards, facial recognition, QR codes and PIN codes, to ensure flexibility and security for employee access authentication. What’s more, it also includes advanced access security features such as multi-door interlocking, anti-passback, and multi-factor authentication, providing high levels of protection for sensitive areas. Alarms are also triggered in real time when rules are breached, accelerating responses, and minimizing potential losses, damage, and other negative impacts. Minimized deployment complexity and costs for Access Control and Time Attendance ManagementThe new software requires limited hardware processing power. Customers with minimum hardware requirements of i3-CPU and 4 GB RAM can get the software up and running in minutes. Simplified setup process and management at ease With HikCentral software, customers can set rules for access permissions and work shifts quickly and easily. Instructions for doing this are available on the sidebar menu in the portal interface, reducing skills requirements and speeding up the process. When in use, operators can manage the software remotely with a mobile app at any time, from anywhere. Optimized HR reporting for data-driven decision making The HikCentral software provides detailed attendance reports to support better HR management. These can be exported easily into Excel, CSV or PDF formats, or integrated with third-party payroll systems to streamline HR administration. Intuitive user interfaceThe software offers a dynamic view of multiple sites of a building and access control device status based on an interactive E-Map. This allows effective responses to event alarms and device anomalies in a timely manner. The new HikCentral Access Control software is provided free of charge to Hikvision customers with up to 4 access doors, and up to 50 employees for clocking in and out. It can also be scaled quickly and flexibly for larger sites and workforces. Where necessary, it can also be upgraded to HikCentral Professional, which provides integrated management of video security, access control, and alarm systems, for end-to-end protection of people and assets.
iSTAR Ultra G2 is a powerful, cyber-hardened and network door controller that supports up to 32 readers. Built using a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) with advanced network security features, iSTAR Ultra G2 answers the most demanding access control requirements of enterprise and government applications. Rack mount and wall-mount options provide installation flexibility, while iSTAR Ultra G2’s unique lock power management eliminates the need for separate lock power interface boards. iSTAR Ultra G2 features a hardened Linux kernel for its operating system, improving the security and scalability of the system.
The Kantech KT-2 is a two-door controller that supports two readers, incorporates Wi-Fi connectivity and can be configured in two user-friendly operational modes. The KT-2 can be used with the powerful EntraPass Security Management Software to provide more advanced and fully integrated access control features such as Wi-Fi connection. The addition of the built-in Wi-Fi antenna reduces installation time and costs while providing an ideal solution for projects with infrastructure designs that would traditionally require extensive cabling. Alternatively, the KT-2 builds on the KT-1 by continuing to support Standalone Mode, offering basic two-door security functions without the need to purchase or connect to a security management software.
Remote access control from anywhere Built on a cybersecure web platform, the Software House C•CURE 9000 Web-Base client lets you manage personnel and monitor alarms from anywhere in the world on any PC with an internet browser. With an adaptive interface, you get the information that you need when you need it. The C•CURE 9000 Web-Base client allows you to easily perform tasks such as configuring, editing, and viewing personnel records and user credentials, and assigning clearances and roles. Alarm monitoring is also made easy with color-coded bubble images for a visually dynamic user experience. Along with the Event Viewer, manual actions and intrusion zones have been designed to handle core alarm management functions for critical infrastructure projects. Balancing security responsibilities Customize what employees can view based on their roles within an organization using Web Views. This allows you to streamline productivity and balance both responsibility and workload. Corporate security administrators can delegate control to individual department managers allowing them to grant access in the physical areas for which they are responsible. Customization for enhanced user experience With the C•CURE 9000 web-based client, you can dynamically change the appearance of personnel screens, customizing the user interface to show different tabs, columns, and fields based on a user’s role within the organization. Simply drag and drop from a list of more than 100 fields to show only the fields you need to see, streamlining and enhancing the user experience. A responsive layout automatically adjusts and adapts to device screen size and orientation.
Anviz CrossChex is a personnel identity verification, access control and time attendance management system. The system facilitates management of personnel information by biometric technology and helps meet customer's time attendance and access control requirements. CrossChex Cloud is a cloud-based time attendance software and can be used to access data anywhere, anytime, from any browser. You can schedule attendance requirements for a specific employee and create shifts for their work period within one click. During this global pandemic, CrossChex Cloud can work with Anviz biometric time clocks to enable users to check whether their employees are wearing a mask or not, and get timely reports on - employee attendance record, entrance record, and temperature record.
HID Global, the worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced the most feature-rich implementation of the latest MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential. This new access control credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 delivers this technology’s full range of advanced security and privacy capabilities and reinforces them with HID’s powerful model for identity data protection. This HID credential provides AES128 encryption, a secure channel for protecting card data from man-in-the-middle attacks, and a random unique identifier (UID) for protecting user privacy. The credential works with readers based on MIFARE DESFire EV1 and EV2 products and is interoperable with HID® Signo™, iCLASS SE®, and multiCLASS SE® readers. In addition to choosing standard or custom security profiles to meet their specific needs, users can take advantage of HID’s Secure Identity Object™ (SIO®) model that protects a credential’s identity data through key diversification, authentication signatures, and encryption. Users can create multi-technology cards with HID’s credential based on NXP MIFARE DESFire EV3 to provide a smooth migration path from vulnerable legacy, low-frequency 125 kHz-based systems to modern and secure credential technology. What are the benefits of HID Global’s MIFARE DESFire EV3 credential solution? Feature-rich security that offers profile choices to fit your needs Advanced security features that aren’t available elsewhere, such as modern encryption, mutual authentication and secure messaging and SIOs Key management and card formatting that adhere to the highest standards of data protection and governance Click here for more information.
Symmetry Mobile is a web credential application designed to be used with AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Bluetooth readers. Symmetry Mobile is a convenient solution for organizations using mobile devices or in conjunction with physical credentials for users who are transitioning to a mobile system to gain access to secured doors. It works with AMAG’s Symmetry Access Control system, as well as other access control systems, providing a seamless, efficient and cost-effective solution for enterprise users deploying more than one system. The touchless solution supports multi-factor authentication when used with a PIN or biometric (fingerprint or facial recognition) on both Android and Apple iOS devices. Users can type their PIN or use a biometric on their phone, eliminating the need to touch the reader and in support of COVID-19 guidelines. The frictionless setup of a credential eliminates the need to physically interact with the security team. Organizations can centrally issue and manage mobile credentials, photos and devices to their entire user base from a remote location, eliminating the need to buy and carry a physical credential and come into the badge office. The virtual credential in Symmetry Mobile displays a person’s name and photo. An unlimited number of credentials can be stored within their digital wallet, allowing people who need to access multiple sites using different access control systems to use the same mobile device. In an effort to support businesses that required employees to be on-site and ensure the health and safety of the labor force, AMAG developed a customizable health screening questionnaire to help reduce the risk of potentially infected employees from entering a building. Upon successful completion of the questionnaire, an employee’s physical access card or mobile credential will be enabled for a specified period of time, for example, one day. If the form is not completed successfully, the access card will expire and the employee will be denied access to the building. The system will send email notifications to managers for visibility. The questionnaire’s functionality operates independently and can be used on virtually any existing Symmetry Access Control system installation — and without any local infrastructure changes. Symmetry Mobile data is highly secure, as all of the data is encrypted when sent to the reader or stored on the phone, ensuring the mobile solution is completely secure. Users can customize the signal strength and read range on a per device and/or per person basis, increasing security and accommodating those who may need a longer read range, such as a person in a wheelchair, to open a door. Door read and unlock time is less than 1.2 seconds. Symmetry Mobile is available as a hosted or on-premise solution. The app is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, and is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Incedo™ Business Cloud access management from ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is created for businesses on the move, who need a flexible security solution which grows with them. Now, security managers managing an Incedo Business solution can work remotely too – while maintaining complete control over their building’s access points. Incedo connects security software and hardware within a single, seamless platform. To accommodate the restless change and disruption of modern business life, Incedo enables scaling up or down on demand. And now, the new Incedo Business Cloud management keeps security and facility managers in control of their premises from wherever they happen to be right now. Incedo Business Cloud solves many pressing daily challenges of access management, Managers no longer need to be on-site to handle day-to-day security. It operates securely 24/7 from any PC with an internet connection. Installing the system is easy, with no complex integrations needed. Software updates are regular and automatic, with real-time reports and analytics available with a few clicks.
With the SMARTair® Openow™ app, security managers enjoy Update-on-Card functionality and a touchless credential handling process. Openow brings online benefits to existing offline devices in a SMARTair access control system, so management tasks are completed more efficiently. Powerful features usually only available in online mode are now enabled for SMARTair offline locks — without any need to fit dedicated wall updaters or communications HUBs. This means no cabling at all; and faster, less invasive installation. Now, every time a user opens a SMARTair door with Openow, the event and entire door history are reported in the SMARTair software, alerting security managers about low battery status, access denied, out of time zone and more. Openow is the convenient mobile solution for SMARTair wireless access control systems. Users store validated digital keys securely in their own Openow app. To open a SMARTair lock, they simply tap their phone against its inbuilt BLE reader. An encrypted Bluetooth connection connects the phone and locking device to quickly approve or deny a unlock request. With Openow, if you have your phone, you are already carrying your keys. Facility managers get through their access management workload faster when they replace traditional card and tag credentials with Openow. Because Openow and the intuitive SMARTair TS1000 software handle everything, virtual keys may be securely deployed over-the-air to anywhere in the world and security managers can easily and quickly update access plans. Delays in issuing or revoking keys for sensitive doors no longer jeopardize site security or business efficiency. There are no physical credentials to handle or track; no card encoders to buy; and no queues at reception for staff or visitors awaiting credentials being issued. The entire credential handling process — for both building users and security managers — is touchless.
Car programmer consists of encoder hardware and software compatible with Windows® 95, 98, NT, or 2000. Enables card ID number printing, including an optional customer prefix. Enables OEMs to restrict facility codes and number ranges within their proprietary formats for field offices, dealers, and end-users. Simplified single card programming. Programs long format (up to 84 bits).Add to Compare
Reliable, high-volume performance – Built for organizations requiring robust, highvolume printing and laminating every day, enabling users to print and manage large volumes of multiple card types at one time. ? Low-cost, wasteless lamination – Innovative lamination technology allows for up to 50% lower consumables costs, reducing total cost of ownership. ? Fastest lamination speed – Printer / laminator heats up and is ready to initiate lamination in just 45 seconds, saving users time on large lamination projects. ? Rugged, robust, durable – All-in-one printing and laminating solution can withstand the harshest environments, providing the most card protection in the industryAdd to Compare
The FARGO® HDP5600 ID Card Printer and Encoder is a cost-effective and reliable solution that features a high resolution 600 dpi printing option for superior text and image quality. This all-in-one solution is ideal for government agencies, universities, corporations and healthcare facilities that need to routinely produce large volumes of high definition IDs or multi-function smart cards. With the new HPD5600, you can print clear, crisp images, text and barcodes – even precise, complex characters such as Kanji, Arabic or Cyrillic are clearly defined and easy-to-read. And because the HDP5600 also features a versatile, modular design, you can field-upgrade the printer as your needs change.Add to Compare
HID® FARGO® DTC1500 card printer and encoder offers the convenience and lower cost of high-capacity consumables along with a comprehensive feature set – enabling organizations to routinely issue highly secure cards and IDs at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing quality. Designed for government ID projects, universities and colleges, K-12 schools, healthcare facilities, and small-to-medium businesses, the DTC1500 boasts of distinctive security features ideal for these organizations. Innovative, built-in security features – Easy-to-implement security features such as resin scramble data protection and custom overlay watermark come standard on every unit. Low-cost, high-capacity consumables – High-capacity, full and half-panel color ribbons significantly lower cost-per-card and reduce total cost of ownership. Highly versatile – Powerful printing in a modular, scalable design that simplifies in-field equipment upgrades and migration to higher levels of security. Earth friendly – GreenCircle® Certified for efficient energy consumption and eco-friendly (ECO) refill ribbons. Security, lower cost, innovation, and versatility – it all comes standard with the DTC1500.Add to Compare
The HID® FARGO® DTCii Financial Card Printer/ Encoder makes instant issuance practical and affordable for a wide range of financial cards, helping you deliver an outstanding customer experience with speed, convenience and security. With the DTCii, branch personnel can hand a new financial card to a customer in minutes. No worries about cards lost or stolen in the mail. Instant issuance with the desktop-based DTCii means that your customers can start using their cards immediately – a plus for your institution. Key features of the HID FARGO DTCii Printer and Encoder include: Dual-sided card printing and both ISO magnetic stripe and EMV encoding Elevated data security through AES256 data encryption and resin ribbon erase functionality Lockable security housing comply with financial card association security requirements Industry-leading, three-year warranty for greater peace of mind Standard dual card input hopper with 200 total card capacity simplifies management of multiple card types Bright SmartScreen graphical display offers status information in multiple languages FARGO Workbench® v3.0 diagnostic utility now provides enhanced graphics capabilities with Color Assist spot-color matching tool, and simultaneous firmware upgrade capability for networked printers Cartridge-based card handling simplifies reloading or changing card stock USB and Ethernet connectivity included, plus an internal print server for secure network card printingAdd to Compare
Ability to print up to 230 cards per hour (YMCK with transfer) Patent-pending iON™ technology for unparalleled printer readiness and intelligent temperature control Retransfer-based wasteless lamination Simultaneous print and retransfer GreenCircle® certified energy savingsAdd to Compare
Includes high resolution CCD camera with software zoom capabilities for capturing badgeholder images. Built-in flash, tripod system. Rapid images download. USB 1.1 (USB 2.0 compliant) PAL or NTSC available.Add to Compare
Temperature range: +5 ~ +50 C. Humidity: 10 ~ 90 % non-condensedASSA ABLOY - Aperio Sensor AS100 displays the current status (open/ closed) and notifies access control systems wirelessly via the Aperio 1-to-8 Communication Hub.Add to Compare
The Vanderbilt Industries VI-16IN 16 Input Monitor Module is capable of supporting 16 general purpose inputs which can be individually set for normally-open or normally-closed operations and can be declared supervised or non-supervised. The VI-16IN communicates directly to Vanderbilt VRCNX-M Reader Controller.Add to Compare
Live View Video Camera designed for taking live video portraits using Vanderbilt Badging application (included in SMS Software). Kit includes a high intensity photo flash, zoom lens, and a tripod. Requires a USB port. Also, available for use with SMS Guest Pass.Add to Compare
The CT500 closers are ideal for lightweight aluminum doors and PVC solution. This aerial articulated arm closers noted for its compact size. Its mechanism under control closes doors up to 950mm wide and weighing about 60kg . It has two control valves to control the closing speed and final speed.Add to Compare
The CT2300 closers model is the most compact slide . The model offers control over closing doors with a leaf width up to 950mm and is certified for use on fire doors . It also has control over the closing speed and the final blow. Also this has two separate closers for speed control valve closes and final blow .Add to Compare
The arquitectural grade closer offering superior performance and aesthetics with sliding guide rail. Size is continously adjustable EN1-EN4 The symmetric CAM MOTION mechanism provides universal versatility, allowing all mounting possibilitites with a single model. Designed to work with GD300F (or GD3000) guide rails for superior aesthetics. Independent valve adjustment for closing and latching speeds. Extendable height spindle (14 mm.) Internal safety valve with pressure relief action. Optional flat mounting plate which is concealed after completing installation: APCT4500HZ Compatible for use with the GD15EM, GD25SC and GD25EM guide rail system for the widest solutions range in single or double Fire Door equipment.Add to Compare
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While the foundation of autonomous retail has been built up over the past few years, it is only now that retailers are beginning to fully experiment with the technology. There were an estimated 350 stores globally in 2018 offering a fully autonomous checkout process, yet this number is forecast to increase dramatically with 10,000 stores anticipated by 2024. This acceleration in the growth of unmanned retail stores has, in part, been boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic and a demand for a more contactless, socially distanced shopping experience. Physical security technologies Innovative physical security technologies can play a significant role in protecting a site while supporting its operation Many retailers are now exploring such solutions as a way to streamline their services and simplify store operations while reducing overheads. Of course, the security of unmanned sites is a concern, with many eager to embrace such a design, but wary about the prospect of leaving a store unguarded. This is where innovative physical security technologies can play a significant role in protecting a site while supporting its operation and also helping to improve customer experience. Comprehensive integrated solution To make the autonomous retail vision a reality, a comprehensive solution is needed that integrates network cameras, IP audio speakers, and access control devices. The cameras can be employed to monitor entrance points and sales areas, including checkout terminals, and can be monitored and operated remotely from a central control room. This offers management full visibility of operations, regardless of the number of stores. Recorded video material can be processed, packaged, and passed to authorities, when necessary, by applicable laws. Optimizing operations As autonomous stores do not require staff to be present and run largely independently, managers can be notified automatically via mobile device if an event occurs that requires their attention. This could range from a simple need to restock popular items or clean the premises after a spillage, to a criminal break-in or attack. Again, network video surveillance cameras installed inside and outside of the premises provide high-quality video of any incident as it occurs, enabling immediate action to be taken. Improving customer experience Access control mechanisms at the entrance and exit points enable smooth, touch-free access to customers Access control mechanisms at the entrance and exit points enable smooth, touch-free access to customers, while IP audio speakers allow ambient music to be played, creating a relaxed in-store atmosphere and also offering the ability to play alerts or voice messages as required. Due to the automated nature of such audio broadcasting, consistency of brand can be created across multiple locations where playlists and pre-recorded voice messages are matched in terms of style and tone from store to store. Boosting profits The accessibility of premises 24/7 can ultimately lead to an increase in sales by simply allowing customers to enter the store and make a purchase at any time, rather than being restricted by designated retail hours. This also serves to improve customer loyalty through retail convenience. Utilizing data from the access control system, managers can configure lights to turn on/off and ambient music to power down when the last person leaves the shop, to be reactivated the next time someone enters the premises. This approach can also conserve energy, leading to cost savings. Designing a future proof solution The threat of vandalism is greatly limited if everyone entering the shop can be identified, which is something that is already happening in Scandinavia using QR codes linked to an electronic identification system called BankID. This process involves a user being identified by their bank details, and their credentials checked upon entering the store. This not only streamlines the transaction process but vastly improves security because only those who want to legitimately use the services will go through the identification process, helping to deter antisocial or criminal behavior. Physical security technology should be reliable and of high quality, without compromising the service to customers VMS-based network solution Both inside and outside of the premises, physical security technology should be reliable and of high quality, without compromising the service to customers, or hampering their experience. Door controls, network cameras, and loudspeakers, together with a comprehensive video management system (VMS), enable retailers to control every element of their store and remove any uncertainty around its management or security. Such a system, network-enabled and fully scalable to meet ongoing business requirements, can be offered using open APIs; this allows configuration and customization while ensuring that the retailer is not limited by the technology or tied into any particular set-up or vendor as their requirements evolve. Additional security benefits As more businesses launch their unmanned stores, the benefits of such technology to streamline and improve every aspect of their operations become ever clearer. A comprehensive solution from a trusted security provider can bring complete peace of mind while offering additional benefits to support the retail business as it seeks a secure future.
From analog to digital, from stand-alone to interlinked, building systems are in a state of transition. Moreover, the rate of change shows no sign of slowing, which can make it difficult to keep up to date with all the latest developments. If asked to pinpoint the single biggest driver of this revolution, one could point out the growing clamor for platform convergence. A security guard in a building doesn’t want to use different systems to check video cameras, fire alarms or if someone has entered a restricted area: – it simply isn’t efficient. For similar reasons, a building manager wants a single interface to control heating and lighting to match fluctuating occupancy levels, particularly in a hybrid working model. Applying the digital glue The demand from end-users for system convergence is growing, but to achieve full interoperability you still need to apply some ‘digital glue’ and that requires expertise. Yet bringing together disparate systems from different manufacturers can be problematic. Just as you get things to work, someone upgrades their solution and your carefully implemented convergence can start to come unstuck. Managing an implementation can quickly become more complicated, today’s quick-fix can become tomorrow’s headache This is one of the principal issues with all types of new technology; not everyone will choose the same path to reach the desired goal – it’s the old VHS/Betamax argument updated for building management and security systems. Managing and maintaining an implementation can quickly become more complicated than it first appears and without proper oversight, today’s quick-fix can become tomorrow’s technical headache. Effective support for a hybrid workforce Today’s hybrid workforce is a response to the pandemic that looks set to become an established part of working life for many companies across the world. Security systems have a massive role to play in facilitating this transformation that goes beyond simple intrusion detection, access control, and video monitoring. They can identify the most densely populated areas in a building to comply with social distancing guidelines and provide efficient use of space. The insights gathered from a security system can also be used to identify patterns of behavior, which can then be used for planning and directing the use of building space to help create the best possible working environment while also minimizing heating, lighting, and air conditioning expenditures. Identity credentials can help manage compliance with industry regulations by limiting access to certain areas Similarly, identity credentials – either biometric or cellphone-based – can help manage compliance to industry regulations by limiting access to certain areas only to approved employees. Creating and maintaining the appropriate level of functionality requires a combination of innovative solutions and industry experience. The complete security package It’s not just physical security that’s important – cybersecurity is a major focus, too. Bringing together both the physical security and cybersecurity realms is increasingly becoming a ‘must have’ capability. What is evident is that the pace of technological change is faster than ever. Today’s functionality simply wouldn’t have been possible just a few years ago, while today’s leading-edge developments may seem commonplace in five years.
Ensuring employee health and safety remains a key priority for organizations this year, especially as we see COVID-19 cases continue to rise in different areas of the world. As an ongoing challenge, COVID-19 has shifted the priorities of many organizations. In fact, “improving health and safety for employees” is the top strategic goal this year of manufacturing and logistics organizations in the U.S. and U.K., according to research conducted by Forrester on behalf of STANLEY Security. But as we think about reopening and as hybrid workforce models and “workspace-on-demand” approaches rise in popularity, leaders need to consider implementing the right technologies to help ensure a safe return to the office. This means investing in health, safety, and security solutions that can help leaders protect their people. The intersection of security technology and health and safety There’s no doubt that the scope of security has expanded in the wake of the global pandemic. What was once an area governed by a select few security or IT professionals within a business has now become a crucial company investment involving many key stakeholders. The role of security has expanded to encompass a broader range of health and safety challenges for businesses Additionally, the role of security has expanded to encompass a broader range of health and safety challenges for businesses. Fortunately, security technologies have made significant strides and many solutions, both existing and new, have been thrust forward to address today’s biggest business challenges. Investment in security technology It’s important to note that businesses are eager to adopt tech that can help them protect their people. Nearly half (46%) of organizations surveyed by Forrester report that they’re considering an increasing investment in technology solutions that ensure employee safety. Technologies like touchless access control, visitor management systems, occupancy monitoring, and installed/wearable proximity sensors are among some of the many security technologies these organizations have implemented or are planning to implement yet this year. Facilitating a safe return to work But what does the future look like? When it comes to the post-pandemic workplace, organizations are taking a hard look at their return-to-work strategy. Flexible or hybrid workforce models require a suite of security solutions to help ensure a safer, healthier environment More than half (53%) of organizations surveyed by Forrester are looking to introduce a flexible work schedule for their employees as they make decisions about returning to work and keeping employees safe post-pandemic. Such flexible – or hybrid – workforce models require a suite of security solutions to help ensure a safer, healthier environment for all who traverse a facility or work on-site. One of the central safety and security challenges raised by these hybrid models is tracking who is present in the building at any one time – and where or how they interact. Leveraging security technology With staggered schedules and what may seem like a steady stream of people passing through, it can be difficult to know who’s an employee and who’s a visitor. Access control will be key to monitoring and managing the flow of people on-site and preventing unauthorized access. When access control systems are properly integrated with visitor management solutions, businesses can unlock further benefits and efficiencies. For instance, integrated visitor management systems can allow for pre-registration of visitors and employees – granting cellphone credentials before people arrive on-site – and automated health screening surveys can be sent out in advance to help mitigate risk. Once someone reaches the premises, these systems can also be used to detect the person’s temperature and scan for a face mask, if needed. We will likely see these types of visitor management and advanced screening solutions continue to rise in popularity, as 47% of organizations surveyed by Forrester report that they’re considering requiring employee health screening post-pandemic. Defining the office of the future A modern, dynamic workforce model will require an agile approach to office management. It’s imperative to strike the right balance between making people feel welcome and reassuring Businesses want to create an environment in which people feel comfortable and confident – a space where employees can collaborate and be creative. It’s imperative to strike the right balance between making people feel welcome and reassuring them that the necessary security measures are in place to ensure not only their safety but also their health. In many cases, this balancing act has created an unintended consequence: Everyone now feels like a visitor to a building. Protocols and processes With employees required to undergo the same screening processes and protocols as a guest, we’ve seen a transformation in the on-site experience. This further underscores the need for seamless, automated, and tightly integrated security solutions that can improve the employee and visitor experience, while helping to ensure health and safety. Ultimately, the future of the office is not about what a space looks like, but how people feel in it. This means adopting a “safety-always” culture, underpinned by the right technology, to ensure people that their safety remains a business’ top priority.
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