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Which New Buzzwords Reflect The Security Industry’s Trends?

As an industry, we often speak in buzzwords. In addition to being catchy and easy to remember, these new and trendy industry terms can also reflect the state of the security market’s technology. In short, the latest buzzwords provide a kind of shorthand description of where the industry is - and where it’s going. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What new buzzword(s) rose to prominence in the security industry in 2020? (And how do they reflect industry trends?)

How is AI Changing the Security Market?

Artificial intelligence is more than just the latest buzzword in the security marketplace. In some cases, smarter computer technologies like AI and machine learning (ML) are helping to transform how security operates. AI is also expanding the industry’s use cases, sometimes even beyond the historic province of the security realm. It turns out that AI is also a timely tool in the middle of a global pandemic. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How is artificial intelligence...

What Are The New Trends And Opportunities For Biometrics?

A shift toward touchless devices during the coronavirus pandemic has been a boon to the biometrics sector. Another factor in the recent increase in use of biometrics is lower prices, which are a symptom of a maturing market and of new technology capabilities. Increasingly, integration of biometrics with access control and other security systems is expanding use cases and sales numbers. For additional insights, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the new trends and opport...

What Are The Challenges Of Retrofits, And How Can They Be Overcome?

Retrofit projects provide new levels of physical security modernisation to existing facilities. However, retrofits come with their own set of challenges that can frustrate system designers and defy the efforts of equipment manufacturers. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the biggest challenges of retrofit projects, and how can they be overcome?

What is the Role of Security Systems in Case of Fire or Other Emergency?

When a fire or other emergency occurs in a building or facility, first responders depend on every available resource to ensure a safe and orderly evacuation and response. One element in any response plan is the facility’s physical security systems, including access control, video surveillance and intrusion detection. How can these systems contribute to an orderly response to a chaotic situation?  We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the role of security systems...

What Factor Is Most Overlooked When Installing Security Systems?

Tools such as standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists ensure that every factor is considered when installing a physical security system – or do they? Security system installations are detailed projects, and any overlooked detail is a missed opportunity to make the system better. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What is the most overlooked factor when installing physical security systems?

What Are The Challenges Of Protecting Large Campuses?

Securing large campus environments can be particularly demanding and requires a range of technology solutions. In effect, a campus may represent a dozen or more individual facilities to be secured, in addition to protecting the overall environment. Seeking more insight into the number and variety of needs of securing a campus, we asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: What are the security challenges of protecting large campus environments?

Unbreakable Glassgate - The New Entrance Control System From IDL To Feature At IFSEC

Glassgate 250 comes with even more entrance control features than the previous Fastlane systemThe new Fastlane Glassgate 250, manufactured by Integrated Design is on display on their stand B127 in Hall 4 at IFSEC. The Fastlane Glassgate 250 is a state-of-the-art speed gate that combines infrared detection sensors with glass barriers. The Glassgate's bi-directional swinging glass barriers intelligently control traffic flow whilst maximising throughput and the infrared tailgate detection offers ex...

IDL's US Partners, Smarter Security, Secure Million Dollar Government Contract

  Smarter Security to provide security solution for US federal agenciesSmarter Security, IDL's US partners have recently secured a lucrative deal with various US federal agencies.  Over the last 12 months, five large federal government agencies have chosen to use Fastlane turnstiles for their lobby entry control needs.  This includes a recent order for Fastlane Glassgate from one agency in excess of one million dollars. 

Anytime Fitness Combats Tailgating With Integrated Design's Fastlane Door Detective

  Fastlane Door Detective uses microprocessors and infrared beams to  monitor how many people pass throughIntegrated Design are pleased to announce that the Fastlane Door Detective has been installed at Anytime Fitness in the US.With its unique business model, fast-growing Anytime Fitness is only as strong as its doors and as sharp as its cameras.  The health club chain's 800 locations stay open 24 hours a day, and are often left un-staffed, making its surveillance and a...

HID Features IDL's Fastlane Glassgate On RFID & Smartcard Stand At IFSEC Exhibition

Fastlane Glassgate speed gates were used as part of CMP & HID Global's RFID & Smartcard feature stand at this year's IFSEC exhibition.CMP worked with HID to bring together the market leaders in a variety of sectors to demonstrate the latest technology working seamlessly with Smartcards and RFID.  Fastlane turnstiles from Integrated Design were the entrance control solution of choice.Billed as ‘a day in the life of a card' the stand functioned as a demonstration pavilion for re...