Electronic access control

Electronic Security Expo 2018 Announces Central Stage Programming Dates

ESX has revealed meet and greets, live music and more as part of its ESX Central Stage programming. Beginning June 20 at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the Expo, the Central Stage will provide free entertainment and interactive events to attendees. In the spirit of the Music City, ESX will host Kristen Merlin, country singer and finalist on NBC’s 'The Voice', for a two-hour performance, sponsored by Rapid Response Monitoring Services, on June 20 on the Central Stage. Merlin performed at...

Future Fibre Technologies And MaxSec Group Unite To Form The Ava Group

The Ava Group was formed from the takeover of MaxSec Group (MSP) by Future Fibre Technologies Limited (FFT) in December 2017, with the new group name approved at the EGM on 10th May 2018. Merging MSP And FFT The group is a provider of risk management services and technologies, used by commercial, industrial, military and government companies across the world. The Ava Group encompasses Future Fibre Technologies and both MaxSec Group companies - BQT Solutions and Ava Global. The Group feat...

Continental Access Announces Release Of Continental Enterprise End User Brochure

Continental Access, a division of NAPCO and respected security innovator and pioneer in integrated access and security solutions for government, institutions and business, is excited to announce the release of the new Continental Enterprise End user Brochure for integrators to use marketing the company’s advanced integrated systems. All-Inclusive Sales Tool The new brochure is an ideal all-inclusive sales tool, featuring Continental’s CA4K Enterprise Integrated Security & Acces...

Cyber:Secured Forum Announces Keynote Speakers To Discuss Cybercrime Trends And Developments

The Security Industry Association (SIA), PSA Security Network and ISC Security Events have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming Cyber:Secured Forum – an event centered on how to improve and maintain the cybersecurity of integrated solutions and physical security systems. At this inaugural event, June 4–6 in Denver, CO, Suneeta Hazra, chief of the criminal division of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Judy Smith, chief of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Off...

KWIKSET Unveil Convert Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit

Kwikset brand of Spectrum Brands, Inc. – Hardware & Home Improvement Division, global provider of residential security solutions, announced the availability of its Kwikset Convert locksets, its new Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit.  Z-Wave Smart Lock Conversion Kit Kwikset Convert will turn mechanical locks, even non-Kwikset locks, into smart, electronic locks. The Conversion Kit replaces the interior half of an existing lock without changing the exterior. Consequently, Kwikset...

ONVIF Celebrates 10th Anniversary As A Provider Of Interoperability Standards To The Physical Security Market

ONVIF, renowned global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of growth and rising influence as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market. Beginning with a small group of competitive manufacturers who joined forces in 2008 and growing to 500 ONVIF member companies, ONVIF continues to refine and promote its specifications for interoperability between security technology dev...

Round Table Discussions

How Successful Was ISC West For Exhibitors And Visitors?

The reviews are in, and ISC West was another hit. Brisk attendance and a comprehensive lineup of the industry’s top companies and products contributed to another successful show for Reed Exhibitions. Our Expert Panel Roundtable, who have attended many such events, added their own reflections to the industry’s post-ISC glow. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How successful was ISC West 2018 for security industry exhibitors and visitors?

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...

How Should Your Security Company Measure Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...