Facility security

Iris ID To Showcase Integrated Biometric Identity Management Solutions At GSX 2018

Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announces its iCAM R100 solution now integrates with KeyTracer key management cabinets and AssetTracer Smart Lockers from Real Time Networks. The two management systems – using Iris ID’s biometric identity solution – will be showcased Sept. 25-27 at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas. Real Time Networks’ modular key management cabinets and electronic asset lockers employ custom modular designs to protect ke...

Security 101 Expands Franchise Offices With New Venture In Austin, Texas

Security 101, one of the fastest growing security integrators in the country, announced it has opened its 40th office in Austin. Kevin Schnyder, an experienced IT and physical security professional, is the owner and president of the new franchise. Most recently Schnyder was an IT manager with the Texas Municipal Power Agency. Previously, he worked with Marathon Oil Corporation in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa on facility security, access control and perimeter surveillance.  Secur...

GSX 2018 Continues 63-Year Tradition As An Integrated Trade Show

GSX 2018 is both a new event for the security industry and the continuation of a 63-year tradition. Global Security Exchange (GSX) is the new branding for ASIS International’s annual seminar and exhibits, which have been held since 1955. In recent years, the ASIS event has joined forces with other organizations to expand its scope and to appeal to a broader audience. Partners include ISSA (Information Systems Security Association) and Infragard, a public-private partnership between U.S. b...

Convergint Technologies Expands Fire And Life Safety Business With The Acquisition Of CSG

Convergint Technologies, global service-based systems integrator, has announced the acquisition of Commercial Systems Group (CSG). Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Commercial Systems Group is a provider of commercial life safety and security systems that protect people and facilities. Fire And Life Safety With a dedicated focus on fire and life safety, CSG has built strong relationships with many key customers throughout the Florida region, including those in the entertainment, transportation,...

What Is Driving The Growth Of Cloud Systems In Physical Security?

The physical security industry is embracing the cloud in a big way. Cloud-based systems – which involve accessing a shared pool of information technology resources via the Internet – are much higher-profile in the video and access control markets, and large and small companies are getting on the cloud bandwagon. We asked this week's Expert Panel Roundtable: What factors are contributing to growth in cloud systems in the security market?

Adrenalin Technologies’ Patent-Pending Safe Place Technology Enhances Security Response Time In Mass Shooting Incidents

Inventor and entrepreneur Scott D'Avanzo, CEO of Adrenalin Technologies LLC, wants to improve security response time in the wake of mass shootings. His new patent-pending technology monitors and detects window vibration and breakage in high-rise hotels and other buildings. The system, known as Safe Place, is designed to immediately notify management of the room or suite number in the event of window vibration beyond a certain threshold or breakage. Safe Place Technology One of the biggest...