Technology & Trends - Access control cards/ tags/ fobs

ROI For Biometrics – An Equation That Makes Biometric Security Systems Worthy Of Investment

Proving ROI, setting proper customer expectations and training is imperative tothe success of biometric implementation End user customers increasingly expect their security systems to provide measurable benefits beyond protection of people, facilities and assets. The biometrics sector is undergoing a similar shift in mindset: The benefits of using biometrics to drive business operations and other corporate functions are becoming part of the return on investment (ROI) “eq...

Optical Fingerprint Sensors In Smart Phones Paving Way For Biometrics Comeback?

More fingerprint scanners being embedded into mid-range smart phones willspur the growth in availability of mobile wallets When Apple included a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone, everything changed in the biometrics market. What used to be exotic or even dubious instead became normal and everyday. Any negative connotations about biometrics were wiped away in an instant. “Since the release of Apple’s Touch ID, and subsequent similar products from Samsung and...

Access Control Manufacturers Address Biometric Myths & End User Misconceptions

A number of misconceptions exist about the capabilities and technology ofbiometrics, perpetuated in popular culture by films and TV Like many categories in the security marketplace, the biometrics market suffers its share of misconceptions, ranging from misunderstanding of the technology to underestimating its utility for a broad range of uses. Misunderstandings Created By Pop Culture Contributing to the problem of understanding is the popular culture. “Popular mo...

Retail Security Strategy – Balancing Data Security Solutions And User Experience

Secure payment card technology at the point of sale and a strong authentication are effective defences against data security threats Data security is one of the top concerns to a retailer’s reputation and its customers’ privacy. The fall-out can be catastrophic, and organizations must understand the threat and take all necessary steps to protect their assets and customers. The challenge has become more complex with the explosive growth in mobile device usage throug...

NCS4 Supports Sports And Stadium Security With Training, Research And Academic Programs

NCS4’s research has mainly been on professional sports venues, but they alsodevelop best practices for all levels of sports – including high schools and colleges Some of the most profound changes in the way sporting events are secured have come about since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. A realization that stadiums could be a target for terrorists has transformed sports security into a highly sophisticated profession that works closely with local and n...

How Are Biometrics Companies Expanding System Functionalities For Better Security And Identification?

Facial and body behavior analytics can identify people “without interferingwith the pace of life” Biometrics companies throughout the security marketplace are expanding the functionality of their systems for a variety of uses. This article will take a look at what several companies are up to. SRI International’s identity solutions seek to bring convenience, speed and security to existing workflows. SRI’s Iris on the Move (IOM) biometric systems ca...

Growing Demand For Mobile Phone Door Locks And Custom User-Friendly Access Control Solutions

With increased demand for high-security door locks in all the vertical markets we serve, the last year has been very good for Securitech. Looking forward, we expect this across-the-board growth to continue, as we continue to listen and respond to customer demands and closely monitor industry trends.   In recent years, the security industry has witnessed a growing trend towards development of user-friendly access control solutions that enable customers to have complete control...

Security Goes Mobile: Identity And Access Management Solutions On Devices To Improve User Experience

HID Global is looking forward to a long term investment in a complete range of secure identity solutions. Also, focusing on its global partnership program will be on the agenda. An increasingly global market for identity and access management is undergoing very rapid development due to technological advances, particularly in communications, where digital mobile solutions are experiencing strong demand. The year 2015 was a good one for HID Global, which has a strong global position and is invest...

Concerns Over Card Security Systems Raise Customer Interest In Long-Range And Durable Contactless Access Control Readers

Farpointe Data started 2015 in newly relocated offices featuring a larger, more proficient layout that added new manufacturing equipment and increased its production and inventory capabilities. Shortly into the year, Farpointe introduced new WRR-22 and WRR-44 433 MHz receivers that use either 2-button or 4-button transmitters to open two or four different doors from ranges up to 200 feet (61 m). Each button outputs transmitter data over separate Wiegand outputs, yet the receiver installs just...

ID Cards As Preventative Solution For Shooters And Emergencies In Schools, Despite Budget Constraints

Budget becomes a major constraint for any school and organization while addressing safety of their students and staff. IDSecurityOnline, the leading provider of photo identification services will provide customers its innovative ID card solutions irrespective of their budget. The development of cloud-based services and mobile platforms has offered more options to organizations all around the United States in 2015. In the meantime, scare tactics have been the go-to marketing strategy for many se...

Increased Understanding And Focus On Data Analysis Allows For Widespread Predictive Security And Identity Management

2015 was a notable year for Quantum Secure, culminating with the company becoming part of HID Global. Growth was seen in several sectors for us, led by the adoption of our SAFE software solutions in the finance and aviation markets, among others. For the industry in general as it relates to Quantum Secure, predictive security became a more prevalent theme as organizations were tasked with not only providing more data but making sense of the data for use in improving security operations. Another...

IoT-Based Key Management Systems With Access Control Strengthens Risk Management Strategies

Although 2015 seemed like the year of data breaches, it was also the year that the Internet of Things (IoT) achieved real traction. Key management systems and most other advanced security solutions can now be integrated with the networked security system (i.e. identity management, access control, IP video surveillance, intrusion and other systems) to strengthen risk management strategies. Specifically, Morse Watchmans’ KeyWatcher Touch can now be integrated with Lenel’s OnGuard Acce...