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Security Technology Expanding Into Multi-functional Uses

Technology that was traditionally used as a tool for security is now coming in to its own, providing multi-functional uses Traka 2014/2015 Review and Forecast:Despite tentative economic recovery, businesses in 2014 were still very much focused on tightening expenditure. Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has seen a spike in demand for systems that protect a company’s assets. This year, Traka has processed significant orders for high-profile companies w...

How does commoditization impact the security market? How should manufacturers and/or integrators differentiate themselves?

How do you stand out in a world of commoditization? We live in a world of commoditized consumer goods. You probably own at least one item which would be considered "commoditized" by the majority of the population today, but you can probably also remember the days when it would have been described as "new" and "unique". Think about smart phones: most people you know are likely to own a smart phone. But remember when not everyone even a regular cell phone? Now they'r...

What is an acceptable life cycle for a physical security or video system? Are you seeing a trend toward systems being replaced more or less often?

Just like many things, security systems have their own life cycles.  Most end users would say that a "good" system should last a certain amount of time. Each system or device has a generally established and expected life span, and anything that falls short of its life expectancy is generally deemed as "poor quality." We asked some of our panellists to reflect on the life cycles of security systems. We wanted to get their insights on trends they have observed i...

How are security systems misunderstood by the general public? What unrealistic expectations surround our market’s systems?

The general public often has misconceptions about security systems. How should security industry experts educate the general public to better understand security systems and their capabilities? As security industry professionals, our panellists are more than used to explaining security systems to customers and other members of the general public. As experts in the field, it is their prerogative to help set the records straight when it comes to what people understan...

Traka Launches Plug And Play System For Effective Key Management

Traka, the key and asset management specialist, has launched Traka 21, an innovative plug and play system that provides small to medium size businesses with the very latest intelligent key management solutions. The system has been designed to provide a simple, efficient and cost effective method of managing keys and helping users become accountable for their business assets. Traka 21 helps trace and account for every single key or keyset, by individually locking them in place, ensuring that cri...

Tradeshows can be overwhelming. What advice would you give attendees so that they can get the most out of a large trade show?

Information overload. That's how tradeshows can seem. You're being fed lots of information by several different people in a short amount of time. It can all be very overwhelming. So what do you do? It's relatively easy to create a plan for smaller shows. But with larger events such as Security Essen, IFSEC and ASIS, it's far easier to become overwhelmed by the amount of choices and options.With Essen and ASIS just behind us, we asked some of our panellists to reflect on...

Consider recent school or campus crimes and describe specifically how technology could have made a difference

You can expect to pass through tight security checks in environments, such as airports and government buildings, which are greater targets for terrorist attacks or other forms of violence. You don't expect to pass through the same level of security checks in neighborhood shops and schools. It's a simple rule that there will be more security systems in places where there's a greater need for them. Generally speaking, there isn't such a high need for very high end securit...

IFSEC 2014 round-up in pictures

The SourceSecurity.com team attended this year's IFSEC International 2014 with great anticipation to view the new innovations first-hand on show and see how the move to London would impact visitor experience. To capture the show, we have provided a summary of IFSEC in pictures above. Highlights from IFSEC 2014 We saw an overwhelming number of people and products; here is a snapshot of our IFSEC experience for 2014: FLIR SourceSecurity.com attended FLIR’s press brie...

AMAG integrates its Symmetry v7.0.1 access control software with Traka32 software

Traka, the key management specialist, can now integrate its systems with the Symmetry™ access control system from AMAG Technology. As a Certified Partner, the Traka32 software integrates with AMAG’s Symmetry v7.0.1 access control software. AMAG and Traka cooperatively tested and certified this integration. The integration allows the functionality of the Traka32 software to be managed through Symmetry. The access control platform can now include key management along with its existing...

Traka Signs Strategic Reseller Agreement With Convergint Technologies To Expand Product Availability Throughout US Market

Traka is well aligned with Convergint’s business strategy, as it provides open solutions in its own right Traka, a world leading manufacturer of systems for managing keys and assets, has entered into a strategic reseller agreement with Convergint Technologies, one of the largest system integrators in the world, now making Traka’s products available to a larger global market and expanding their availability throughout the United States. Convergint’s place as...

Traka Receives OpenAccess Alliance Program Certification For Interface With Lenel OnGuard® 2012 And OnGuard® 2013

The certification allows security staff to access Traka intelligent locker systems through OnGuard cardholder credentials Traka, a leading developer of intelligent key and asset management solutions around the world, announced recently that following testing of its Key Control and Locker Solutions with Lenel OnGuard 2012 and OnGuard 2013, it has been officially Lenel-certified as an OpenAccess Alliance Program (OAAP) partner for those solutions. Lenel, a market leader in integ...

Traka Displays Latest Intelligent Laptop And Modular Locker Products At ASIS 2013

The Traka Intelligent Laptop Locker is designed to control and automate the process of issuing laptop tablets to students Traka, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, is exhibiting the latest generation of its intelligent locker technology at ASIS 2013 with its Intelligent Laptop and Modular Locker products. The Traka Intelligent Laptop Locker is designed to control and automate the process of issuing laptop tablets to students or employees and ensuring they are returned and stored se...