Technology & Trends - Access control software

Top 10: What Were Security Professionals Reading About In 2017?

Our most popular articles in 2017 reflected changing trends in the U.S. security market, from deep learning to protection of mobile workers, from building automation to robotics. Again in 2017, the most read articles tended to be those that addressed timely and important issues in the security marketplace. In the world of digital publishing, it’s easy to know what content resonates with the market: Our readers tell us with their actions; i.e., where they click.   Let&rsq...

Top Practical Strategies For Biometric Adoption

Biometric identification technologies today are becoming pervasive. Many smartphones offer fingerprint unlock options, and most organizations have at least considered the technology as a solution for their identification and access needs. While biometrics have dramatically improved in the past several years to deliver faster, more efficient and more secure solutions, not everyone is ready for the change. New York MTA Case Study But does that mean that organizations need to hold off on implemen...

Successful Security Companies Will Leverage The Cloud To Offer More RMR In 2018

As the economy improved during 2017, the security industry also experienced an increase in new projects and upgrades for existing customers. Security dealers have been busy adapting to the new services that customers are now demanding and trying to stay competitive within their market. Many have changed their strategies—offering not only professionally installed systems but assisting with DIY and self-install products. Overall, the goal of forward-thinking security dealers has been to ele...

Cloud Systems, Cybersecurity And Mobile Credentials Will Continue To Drive Debate In 2018

Overall, it’s been quite a year for the industry and Vanderbilt. Last year, we predicted that the security industry would see a rise in cloud-based systems in 2017, and based on the developments and trends we've seen over the last 12 months, that forecast has come true. ACT365 Access Control And VMS Vanderbilt introduced the ACT365 cloud-based access control and video management solution to its portfolio, and it has plans to educate the marketplace on the technological and economic advan...

Companies Will Use Security Data To Improve Decision Making In 2018

Companies have vast amounts of data at their fingertips to help them make better business decisions about how to secure their buildings and improve business processes. What we will see next year is more companies determining HOW to use their data to help make better business decisions. Physical identity and access management systems with intuitive dashboards will help users determine how to use their data to save money. For example, reducing manual processes can free up hours of time. CSOs can f...

Five Key Steps For US Security Companies To Become GDPR-compliant

News of cyberattacks seems constant these days. Recently, Equifax, a US-based consumer credit reporting agency, announced that a private customer data breach impacted 143 million people. Earlier this year, 1.5 million connected cameras around the world were hijacked in an unprecedented DDoS attack. As cyber-attacks become more rampant, it’s hardly surprising that governments are stepping in to hold organizations more accountable. One of the most recent examples of this is the European Un...

The Future Is Here: Artificial Intelligence To Become Standard For Smart Cities

A tipping point is defined as: “The point at which a series of changes becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change”. In the same way that IP video changed surveillance a decade ago, our industry is now feeling the impact of recent developments in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Big Data, and Intelligent Video Analysis. Keyword Definitions Let’s start with a few more definitions. Artificial Intelligence (AI) deals with the sim...

Going Digital: New Technologies For Emergency Management

In recent years, organizations have transformed the way we prepare, respond to and manage emergency situations globally. Through the rapid uptake of new technologies, organizations can accurately account for their individuals in the event of an emergency and maintain the safety of their employees and visitors. In the event of an emergency in an organization, an efficient and rapid evacuation is of the utmost importance, as hundreds or thousands of people need to be evacuated as quickly as possi...

Facilities Are Running Out Of Time To Comply With “All Hazards” Emergency Planning

The early October wildfires in Northern California and recent spate of hurricanes in the Southeast and Puerto Rico reinforce the fact that the healthcare community is in need of more stringent attention to organized and community-supported Emergency Management. Regulating Healthcare Facilities With the potential for catastrophes in the future, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been working on "All-Hazards" Emergency Preparedness for several years and published CMS-3178 -...

Top 3 Mistakes When Integrating Security Entrances And Access Control Systems

Access control and security entrance integration is a specialized discipline. It is true that security entrances require only a dry contact and can integrate with virtually any access control system, but there are some things to be considered when researching the right access control system for your organization’s security goals. After 21 years’ experience in the security industry—four of those serving as an advisor for security solutions to dozens of Fortune 1000 companies&md...

Preventing Terror Threats: Lockdown Procedures For Public Spaces

The threat of international terrorism has changed the way the domestic security industry thinks about protection, just as much as it has for national security services. While violent attacks and terrorism were once predominantly aimed at government, military or political establishments, an uncertain global political climate means the ability to rapidly lock down facilities has risen to the top of any organization’s security wish list. In reality though, just how easy is it for most organi...

Four Ways To Avoid Security Breaches When Migrating To The Cloud

Cloud computing has many benefits, including greater flexibility, infrastructure cost savings, and enhanced computing performance. However, the cloud presents new security challenges that organizations need to address. A failure to implement security controls and adhere to solid data governance practices could result in a breach. Preventing Worst Case Scenarios Consider this scenario, a company begins their migration by getting excited about the possibilities the cloud can provide to their app...