Access Controllers

RTI Announces Integration With Channel Vision's Elite Series SI-8000 IP Front Door Station

RTI, a control and automation manufacturer for residential and commercial settings, announced integration with Channel Vision Technology's Elite Series SI-8000 front door station, allowing it to be used with RTI control devices featuring intercom capabilities. Channel Vision's SI-8000 features a built-in IP camera that allows residents to receive video calls when visitors ring the doorbell, while an integrated strike provides the capability to unlock the door. This brings the front door statio...

Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 Simplifies Secure Access To Applications In Cloud And Hybrid IT Environments

Pulse Secure, the provider of enterprise Secure Access solutions, announced the release of Pulse Connect Secure 9.0 to simplify the orchestration of protected connectivity in cloud and hybrid IT environments. The latest release incorporates more than 102 new features and enhancements including broader user and device visibility, secure access to Amazon AWS hosted applications, and extended endpoint compliance for MacOS computers and Android mobile devices. Through one integrated platform, orga...

DMP Integrates With LifeSafety Power To Facilitate Power-Supply And Access Control Installation

Digital Monitoring Products (DMP) and LifeSafety Power have announced an integration delivering a customized enclosure that simplifies installing power supply and sub-assemblies for access control. “A lot of our dealers have told us they like using LifeSafety power supplies and enclosures,” says Adam Kinder, product manager for DMP Access Control. In combination with our controllers he adds, “It’s a solution that requires no modification.” DCLASS Integrated DMP Po...

Nortek Security & Control Acquires IntelliVision To Expand Presence In Artificial Intelligence And Video Analytics Market

Leaping to the forefront of the rapidly growing fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and video analytics, Nortek Security & Control LLC (NSC), a global provider of smart connected devices and systems for residential, security, access control and digital health markets, announced the acquisition of San Jose, California-based IntelliVision Technologies Corp., a pioneer and leader in Artificial Intelligence, smart cameras and deep learning-based video analytics software. IntelliVision will o...

How Do Privacy Issues And GDPR Impact Physical Security Systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

Camder Door Controls Welcomes Chris Lyons As US Regional Sales Manager

Camden Door Controls, a provider of door activation and locking devices, has announced the appointment of Chris Lyons to the position of U.S. Regional Manager. Chris is responsible for servicing Camden's customers from the East coast over to the Central American states. Chris brings to Camden extensive sales experience in general, and locking device sales experience, in particular. “Camden Door Controls is very proud to welcome Chris to our sales team," notes David Price, Marketing Manage...

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How Do Privacy Issues And GDPR Impact Physical Security Systems?

You could say concerns about privacy are “trending” in our increasingly data-driven world. Unease about how Facebook and other high-tech companies use and share data dominates the news, and the full impact of new European Union (EU) regulations is about to be felt around the world. By May 25, companies that collect data on EU citizens will need to comply with strict new rules around protecting customer data, as enumerated in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But how do t...

What Are The Most Valuable Features Of Cloud Security?

Cloud computing has been around since the turn of the millennium. Over the years, the concept of storing and accessing programs over the Internet (instead of using an on-premises computer system) has grown in almost every realm of business. Some might say the physical security industry has come late to the party, delayed in some instances by (misguided?) concerns about cybersecurity of cloud systems. The bandwidth needed to transfer video to the cloud has also been a challenge. We asked this wee...

Has The Gap Closed Between Security Fiction And Security Reality?

Among its many uses and benefits, technology is a handy tool in the fantasy world of movie and television thrillers. We all know the scene: a vital plot point depends on having just the right super-duper gadget to locate a suspect or to get past a locked door. In movies and TV, face recognition is more a super power than a technical function. Video footage can be magically enhanced to provide a perfect image of a license plate number. We have all shaken our heads in disbelief, and yet, our indus...