Ava Group (AVA), global provider of security risk management services and technology will be presenting its portfolio of security solutions at International Security Expo, stand E74. The expo also hosts a range of certified conferences and workshops covering every major sector of the security industry. Taking place over two days at London Olympia, the event focuses on the needs of government and CNI amongst other key sectors. Fiber Optic Intrusion Detection Ava Group will be showcasing the lat...
Figures from the 2018 edition of ‘The Wireless Access Control Report’ show continued strong growth for wireless vs. wired solutions. Why do you think security and facility managers are “cutting the wires” more and more? Advantages Of Wireless Access Control The energy-efficiency of wireless doors delivers significant cost savings"Russell Wagstaff, Director for Commercial Access Solutions, ASSA ABLOY EMEA says, “Among the many advantages of wireless discussed in th...
Dortronics may be one of the only manufacturers of customized door control products at GSX 2018 (booth #714), or any other show across the U.S. one may have attended in past years. With all product design and manufacturing taking place on site at their Sag Harbor, NY headquarters, Dortronics has carved a unique niche in the access and door control category by providing customers with fast turnaround times and competitive pricing for customized products. Customized Door Control Solutions &ldquo...
Last year, natural disasters in the U.S. cost homeowners and businesses a record $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 1. While natural disasters can occur at any time throughout the year, the U.S. government recognises September as ‘National Preparedness Month’, an effort to encourage Americans to prepare for emergencies. To help safeguard your valuables, The Master Lock Company provides peace of mind with trusted security products that he...
With a focus on transparency, efficiency, and responsibly sourced product ingredients, ASSA ABLOY is an advocate for sustainability. At AIA 2018, several ASSA ABLOY solutions and products that help architects and designers build better buildings and better cities will be on display at booth #1207. ASSA ABLOY Door Solutions At AIA 2018 ASSA ABLOY door opening solutions on display at the show include the ever-expanding eco products suite, featuring electrified locks, power supplies, magnetic loc...
3xLOGIC, Inc., global provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ winner, announced the release of the latest version of the company’s access control solution, infinias 6.3. infinias 6.3 Access Control Solution The infinias 6.3 software is loaded with multiple powerful features: Advanced Mobile Credential - Alert some or all credential holders to sensitive information quickly and easily. New Responsive User Interface -...
Padlocks have long been used to secure valuable items but remembering the combination or where the key is can be a hassle. Fingerprints have replaced passwords for electronic devices and are now replacing combinations and keys. The Tapplock one is the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock. It can unlock in 0.8 seconds with no effort compared to a traditional combination lock that can take up to 15 seconds, or several minutes if the combination is forgotten, to open. The Tapplock one has an adaptive algorithm that allows the lock to become faster and more accurate with each use Fingerprint Sensor Everyone has had the frustrating experience of spinning the dial of a lock in an endless circle, blocked from changing out of gym clothes or accessing garden tools in a shed. Featuring a state-of-the-art capacitive fingerprint sensor, the Tapplock one has an adaptive algorithm that allows the lock to become faster and more accurate with each use. It can store up to 500 fingerprints to allow multiple users to access the lock. And, lock owners can use the Tapplock app to track who opened the lock and when, or to grant mobile access via a remote unlock feature. Smart Padlock Tapplock one’s battery lasts up to a year off a single two-hour charge The rugged Tapplock one is crafted from Zamak 3 zinc alloy metal and features a cut-resistant 7mm reinforced stainless steel shackle, strengthened by double-layered lock design with anti-shim and anti-pry technologies. The smart padlock is rated IP66, meaning it is water resistant when the lock is closed and is fully functional between 14 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is perfect for locking up gates, sheds, boat lockers and bikes. Tapplock one’s battery lasts up to a year off a single two-hour charge, which equates to around 3,000 unlocks per charge and users can check the remaining power using the Tapplock app. The idea for Tapplock came to David Tao, the founder, while he was using a standard combination lock for his gym locker in college. “The traditional padlock was very difficult to operate, and I forgot the combination if I didn’t go to the gym every day. I thought about how fingerprints are used to gain access to smartphones and how that technology would solve the problem of remembering a combination or key to a lock. Plus, using your fingerprint gives you quicker access to your belongings.”
ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions, has announced the integration of its Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks with BluB0X’s BluSKY IoT Security Platform for Access Control and Video. The Aperio integration offers customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their new and existing installations utilizing BluSKY’s cloud-based platform. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of locking hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. The IP integration offers options for expanding their physical security system using existing network infrastructure Expanding Physical Security System The IP integration offers end-users more options for expanding their physical security system easily and affordably using existing network infrastructure. The range of IP-enabled products from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT include WiFi locks that connect to a host system through an 802.11b/g/n WiFi network. The range also includes IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks that connect to the local area network (LAN) utilizing a single Ethernet cable for both power and data. Cloud-Based Platform Combining both technologies with the BluSKY Architecture means more opportunities for integrators to offer clients total solutions across multiple verticals.By supporting the entire line of locks, we provide the channel solutions across many verticals" “BluB0X is excited about our partnership with ASSA ABLOY because it brings together the simplicity of both the BluSKY Cloud platform and ASSA ABLOY’s integrated lock sets." "By supporting the entire line of locks, we provide the channel solutions across many verticals and the ability to incorporate other BluSKY modules to create an end-to-end security solution for any customer.” says Patrick Barry, CEO of BluB0X.
ASSA ABLOY, a global door opening solutions provider, has announced the integration of its Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks with AvericsUnity software, the browser-based, cost effective, easy-to-use access control system. The Aperio integration offers customers an easy, affordable way to connect additional openings to their new and existing installations. Aperio is a global wireless platform available across a broad range of locking hardware from ASSA ABLOY Group brands, offering the flexibility to address a variety of applications throughout any facility. Aperio Wireless Lock Technology The IP-enabled range includes locks that connect to a host system through an existing 802.11b/g/n WiFi network The IP integration offers end-users more options for expanding their physical security system easily and affordably using IP-enabled locks from ASSA ABLOY Group brands CORBIN RUSSWIN and SARGENT. The IP-enabled range include locks that connect to a host system through an existing 802.11b/g/n WiFi network. The range also includes IEEE 802.3af compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE) locks that connect to the Local Area Network (LAN) utilising a single Ethernet cable for both power and data. Total Security Solution Combining both technologies with Averics’ access control system means more opportunities for integrators to design small, medium and large-scale security systems for clients in all types of industry verticals. “Partnering with ASSA ABLOY means partnering in a shared mission to better secure the locations that are critical to people in this world,” said Martin Hirniak, Director of Sales, Averics Systems Inc. “By combining Averics offerings with ASSA ABLOY products we are creating a total solution that will achieve that mission.”
ASSA ABLOY, global door opening solutions provider, has announced several new and exciting partnerships that provide integrators with security solutions to create new opportunities for collaboration with both existing and potential clients. Software Integrations The new partnerships include: Averics, BluB0X, Dot Origin, Identiv and Viscount. In addition, ASSA ABLOY is also collaborating with select access control partners to ensure easy integration of its PIV-enabled WiFi and PoE locks with access control systems. AccessNsite, Lenel, Open Options and RS2 are the first four partners to complete an integration with the PIV-enabled solutions. Averics is integrating its AvericsUnity software with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology “When we seek out partnerships we look to work with companies that share our values,” said Martin Huddart, President, Access and Egress Hardware Group, ASSA ABLOY Americas. “That means partnering with those who make it a core mission to protect the people and places that matter most. With this list of partners, it is clear we are achieving that goal, and in turn offering integrators some incredible solutions to bring to their clients.” Aperio Wireless Lock-AvericsUnity Integration Averics is integrating its AvericsUnity software – the browser-based, cost effective, easy-to-use access control system – with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks. BluB0X is integrating its BluSKY IoT Security Platform for Access Control with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology and its IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks. Dot Origin is integrating EdgeConnector with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology EdgeConnector-Aperio Access Control Dot Origin is integrating EdgeConnector, the physical access control software that radically strengthens and simplifies access management, with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology. Identiv is integrating its Hirsch Velocity 3.6 integrated solution with ASSA ABLOY’s Aperio wireless lock technology. Viscount Systems is integrating its open platform, web-based security management solution, Freedom Access Control, with ASSA ABLOY’s IP-enabled PoE (Power over Ethernet) and WiFi access control locks.
Dortronics, a global manufacturer of electric locking hardware and controls for the security industry, announces an informative session designed to provide resellers with the opportunity to explore and compare the various types of door interlocking systems, mantraps, sally ports and cleanroom air locks, and their applications. “Door interlocking systems are growing in popularity, as they are a solid method to secure a facility,” said Skip Burnham, A/E Sales Manager, Dortronics Systems, Inc.The Lunch and Learn course may be conducted at a customer’s or end user’s facility, where Dortronics will provide the educational content and lunch “It is important for users to understand how they are designed, manufactured and implemented, given all of the various options available. We are excited to offer this AIA-accredited course that we believe will provide focused education in a small and relaxed environment.” Door Security Training The course, ‘Door Interlocks: Applications and System Design’, reviews the various types of door interlocks, mantraps, sally ports and their applications as well as discusses the different types of interlock controls and the accessories required for a fully functional system. The one-hour course is AIA-accredited (The American Institute of Architects), with attendees receiving a certificate for one AIA learning unit upon completion. The Lunch and Learn course may be conducted at a customer’s or end user’s facility, where Dortronics will provide both the educational content and lunch for attendees.
Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a division of STANLEY Security that manufactures high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, has announced the release of its new Digital Time Lock, a high-security solution for small businesses and retail outlets. S&G’s Digital Time Lock is the newest addition to its Digital Platform portfolio, which includes the Audit Lock 2.0 and A-Series with Display. The lock allows employers to assign four independent schedules for up to 100 users, with four opening windows per day for each schedule, making it an ideal choice for managers of small businesses and retail locations needing to manage access control between multiple employees on various shifts. Like other S&G locks within the Digital Platform portfolio, the Digital Time Lock offers enhanced audit data, recording up to 1,000 time- and date-stamped audit events with a quick USB download feature. Users also have the ability to store audit trails from multiple locks onto one flash drive. This lock has been awarded the UL Type 1 certification, with the following certifications pending: EN 1300, Vds Class 2, A2P B/E, ECB-S and CNPP Effortless Time Setting Review Along with simplified scheduling and powerful auditing, the Digital Time Lock offers a programming experience through a user-friendly web interface with straightforward, uncomplicated features and without any additional programming software needed. When programming at the lock itself, the Programmer Code Access allows effortless review of current settings via a large digital display. The Digital Time Lock also offers dual control, automatic daylight savings, a management reset code, time delay up to 99 minutes and a penalty lockout. UL-Certified Lock “Our Digital Time Lock is the future of managing and securing safes,” said Keith Deaton, COO of Sargent and Greenleaf. “The auditing capabilities of our digital platform, along with the scheduling and management features of this lock, make it possible for small businesses and retail locations to achieve high security with a smarter, faster, more manageable solution.” The Digital Time Lock is available in two bolt types: Model 3006 PIVOTBOLT, which automatically relocks to secure the safe whenever the container’s bolt work moves to the fully-closed position, and the Model 3007 DIRECT DRIVE, with lock bolt retraction and extension that is controlled by turning the keypad, offering dependable manual control of the locking bolt. This lock has been awarded the UL Type 1 certification, with the following certifications pending: EN 1300, Vds Class 2, A2P B/E, ECB-S and CNPP.
The extraordinary global adoption of fingerprint based solutions, from mobile devices to credentials, will continue to expand and touch new markets in 2016. The trend to move away from passwords and PINs is really building momentum in logical and physical access. Widespread Use Of Biometric Security The security industry in 2015 continued to improve, along with the overall economy. Regulatory agencies are taking the lead as two-factor authentication is becoming a more mainstream concept. From banks to power plants to corporate facilities, the push for stronger security measures for critical infrastructures will become increasingly codified. Organizations that continue to utilize yesterday’s card technology are opening themselves to security breaches by simply doing what they have been doing the past 20 years. Holding a single-factor badge to a door or network log-in terminal is outdated, unsecure and exposes organizations to tremendous liability. Two-factor authentication using biometrics versus a Password or PIN is the new standard. At Zwipe, we experienced a banner year in 2015 as we continue to develop and bring to market a variety of leading edge biometric smart card-based solutions. We have made enormous strides in technical advancements, resulting in the establishment of major relationships setting new sales records. Demand continues to grow week by week for Zwipe’s platform to address customer’s security issues and goals. Companies who continue to use old card-based technologies open themselves up to data breaches, which we have seen in abundance in 2015 The fact that we integrate with existing physical security systems is causing our phones to ring constantly. Expanding our manufacturing capabilities to keep up with demand for Zwipe Access has been the primary challenge in 2015, and we are now in a solid position to support global growth expectations. Alternative Methods For Protection 2016 will see an acceleration in the broad adoption of fingerprint solutions for corporate security applications. The market is maturing and producing reliable, effective and secure solutions that specifically address the issues that caused concern in previous years such as dirty fingers or spoofing attempts. With the massive amount of data breaches taking place almost daily, companies will need to look at alternative methods to protect employees’ personal information, especially biometric data. Not even the Defense Department is immune to hacking, as was reported in September when 5.6 million fingerprint records were stolen. Zwipe’s platform directly addresses such liability issues by taking a different approach to biometric data protection and allowing the individual to take ownership of such vital information. See the full coverage of 2015/2016 Review and Forecast articles here
Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are Over the years, the growth of biometric security technology has faced challenges of cost and pushback from users. Prices have been higher than more traditional technologies. In addition, users did not advocate storage of their personal biometric data by employers or the government. “I believe this is changing,” says Rueben Orr, CPP, vice president and co-owner of Denver-based Security Install Solutions and vice chairman of the ASIS International Physical Security Council. “People are using fingerprint technology to log into their computers and phone. They understand that this is a good way to protect the personal information stored in those devices.” “We’re also seeing new technologies. Some that we’ve seen include wearable technologies with some form of biometrics to identify who you are and using a phone to access a controlled door,” continues Orr. Traditional Biometric Technology Traditional biometric choices include fingerprint, hand print, iris recognition, retina recognition and voice recognition. The most frequently used biometric technology remains the fingerprint, observes Orr. Fingerprint readers are more affordable today, as are the software applications used to manage fingerprint systems. Retina recognition, which requires shining a light to the back of the eye, is still considered too invasive. Iris recognition, which looks at the pattern of the iris, is gaining popularity. “New biometric technologies are gaining traction, too,” says Orr. “Today, we are measuring heart rates, which are unique to individuals.” Security Levels Of Authentication Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are. “We authenticate a person’s identity on three levels,” Orr says. “The first level is based on what you have — an access control card. Next there is what you know — a personal identification number or PIN. The third level is who you are, which is where biometrics come into play.” “Three factor authentication including biometrics is used to control access to high security doors like a server room or data center.” Orr also cautions that two- and three-factor authentication can cause logjams if used improperly. “One government building in Washington, D.C., is the headquarters for a federal agency with 10,000 employees,” he says. “Most work at remote workplaces, but about 5,000 employees come into the building through turnstiles every day.” Biometrics is most useful as an additional level of authentication — determining that you are who you say you are “If it takes three seconds to authenticate each of those employees, it will take a long time to get people into the building every morning.” “Such busy buildings are creating exclusionary zones within the building where extra levels of authentication are used. Exclusionary zones include data centers, computer rooms, laboratories and other rooms that house sensitive materials and data. All federal agencies have these kinds of requirements today.” Credit Card Biometric Systems Another developing area for biometric security technology is commerce, continues Orr. In light of the widespread news about identity theft and the online theft of customer information from retailers, Orr believes that credit card companies will eventually require biometric authentication to use a credit card. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), U.S. data breaches reached a record high of 783 in 2014, a 27.5 percent increase over 2013. To stem the tide of fraud, credit card companies are already developing biometric solutions. MasterCard and Zwipe, a technology developer based in Norway, are working on two credit card biometric systems, one for fingerprints and another for heartbeats. Affordability And Convenience “I think that the financial industry will develop a biometric-based combination of digital certificates and wearable devices that will help to manage commerce securely,” says Orr. “As those solutions come to market, they will make it affordable to adapt them for use in physical security in ways that eliminate inconveniences.” “For instance, you might be wearing a bracelet that communicates with a reader and authenticates you as you reach for a door knob — eliminating the need to get a card out of your wallet, present it to a reader and then return it to your wallet.”
As increasing digital engagement powers forward in the hospitality industry, SALTO Systems has joined forces with the KeezApp technology platform to offer hotels an unrivalled guest experience. Property Management Systems The KeezApp platform provides a range of solutions for any property that hosts guests and is able to integrate with most PMS (Property Management Systems) on the market. Guests can check in from anywhere, receiving a virtual key straight to their smart phone and getting an alert when their room is ready for occupation. The front desk is then alerted when the guest has used the mobile key to enter their room even for doors equipped with offline electronic locks. The virtual app provides for access to all permitted areas of the hotel during their stay and when the time comes to check out, guests can again use KeezApp removing the need to queue at reception. KeezApp – SALTO Software Integration KeezApp has implemented JustIN Mobile key access technology and interfaced it with SALTO front desk management software ProAccess SPACE Additional tools include live chat with the front desk. This provides a better, more efficient way for guests to talk and interact with the front desk whether they are in the hotel or out and about. Guests can also choose different departments to contact such as reception, concierge, housekeeping or room service depending on their needs. KeezApp has implemented JustIN Mobile key access technology and interfaced it with SALTO front desk management software ProAccess SPACE. SALTO Hospitality add-ons include functionalities such as mobile keys (BLE), group check-in; real-time re-rooming and real-time extended stay. These plus other key hotel features make it easy to control all the offline and online rooms and back-of-house doors from different front desk guest workstations. SALTO Electronic Locks Both companies are driven by the opportunity for hotels to provide a superior guest experience to their clients, whether by offering mobile functionalities or superior management standards like quick check-in and check-out, online billing, live chat with reception, housekeeping and concierge or auto Wi-Fi connection for guests. SALTO welcomes new partnerships with industry leaders like KeezApp that will result in improved hospitality management and the guest experience. SALTO also continuously adds integrations with other technology providers so that those in the hospitality industry have a choice when it comes to which platform, they use to control SALTO’s robust line of electronic locks and supporting products.
Nearly 1000 teams of architects from around the world competed to design an important new building – a “Tall Emblem Structure” that would promote “the new face of Dubai”. The selected winner was the iconic Dubai Frame, and when its doors opened to the public in January 2018, those doors were automatic revolving doors from Boon Edam. Boon Edam Automatic Revolving Doors Situated in Zabeel Park in Dubai, The Dubai Frame is expected to be a major tourist destination attracting two million people a year. It is an impressive structure, with two 150-meter vertical towers connected by a 105-meter horizontal structure at the top to form an enormous frame. It is positioned in such a way that representative landmarks of modern Dubai can be seen on one side, while from the other side, visitors see older parts of the city. The design of The Dubai Frame was selected as the winner of the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Architecture Award in 2009. The architects were clear in their vision to use the negative space of the frame to celebrate and highlight the development of the past, current, and future Dubai – a metropolis that has evolved from its origins as a fishing village to a modern city full of emblematic structures. Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project The Dubai Frame According to the website for DONIS, the architectural team who designed The Dubai Frame had this to say, “Opposed to the complexity in architecture, The Dubai Frame is a simple structure, yet with an incomparable presence in the city; it achieves the most with the least and will become the new landmark of Dubai. DONIS has designed other iconic structures including the Dubai Porsche Design Towers and the Dubai Renaissance Tower.” Selecting the public entrances for the ground floor was an extremely important part of the project. The entrances must visually support the impressive nature of the structure; they must be durable enough for the high volume of visitor traffic expected, and they must provide sufficient security, safety, accessibility, and other factors that are vital to the project. TQA Revolving Doors When the building opened, the selected entrances were automatic, three-wing TQA revolving doors from Boon Edam. Revolving doors have been a specialty of the company since the earliest years of operation and have continually evolved through many years of experience and product development. The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors" “The Dubai Frame entrances were an ideal application for our TQ automatic revolving doors,” explains Mike Commarmond, Managing Director of Boon Edam Middle East. “Their finish was customized to match the architect’s design and aesthetic requirements; it was a perfect fit for the need, and we were able to provide overwhelming evidence of their long-term durability and service based on our long experience with these products.” Security Night Locking Capability The TQ series of revolving doors is available in both manual and automatic operation and is versatile enough to cover a wide range of application needs. The doors can be provided in a variety of colors and finishes, from powder coated or anodized metals all the way to stainless steel and even polished to a mirror finish to match or complement the installation. In addition to a collapsible door set for emergency exit, the TQ series offers a variety of night locking options, including a new security night locking capability that works in conjunction with an access control system to allow authorized users to enter during evening or weekend hours. Revolving doors allow for simultaneous two-way traffic, and even support the efficiency of building environmental control systems, making them a great choice for many building entrance types.
Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro provides fast, accurate verification of fingerprint and Mifare card SEMARNAT (Mexico Government institution, Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources) Mexico's environment ministry is charged with the mission of protecting, restoring, and conserving the ecosystems, natural resources, assets and environmental services of Mexico with the goal of fostering sustainable development. DR Security is a company highly recognized in the field of solutions, integrations and services in the field of security technology, concentrating on new technologies, achieving and maintaining the highest quality. It is always maintaining an ethical interaction between customers, companies and employees within it. Solution Offices SEMARNAT has 40 branches and 2000 employees nationally. The principal office is located in Mexico City that manages 40 branches in other cities. And more than 2000 users need to access their different branch buildings everyday, so there are two identification modes required on the integrated system consisting of the visitor only with card identification mode and employee with card and FP identification mode. Every two OA1000 Mercury Pro controls one Single Lane Flap Barrier. When employees punch card and place the FP to get access granted, the single lane flap barrier will open. OA1000 Mercury Pro with FP identification function increases the security level, and makes it the ideal choice to build intelligent and secure Access Control Application System. Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro DR Security integrated Anviz OA1000 Mercury Pro after strict testing and evaluation with ANVIZ R&D professional support team. Due to its highest quality and performance of OA1000 Mercury Pro with very fast, accurate verification of fingerprint and Mifare card, also high quality Mercury Sensor from Lumidigm USA, finally they chose this solution as the best solution. OA1000 Mercury Pro is one of Anviz fingerprint flagship models, based on the Linux operating system, with features of dual-core high-speed CPU; large memory support; and 1: 30000 matching high speed in less than 0.5 seconds. Multiple communication modes are available: TCP/IP, WIFI & 3G optional. Its built-in webserver allows fast, easy access to the device settings and record searching. Benefits Of The Anviz Solution After the installation of OA1000 Mercury Pro integrated with the single lane flap barrier, Mexico government SEMARNAT had received users’ positive feedback and realized real-time monitoring the employees or visitors’ entry/exit buildings, improved office security level, saved labor cost to maximum. Meanwhile, other institutions of Mexico government are interested in this and wish to apply this security system.
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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 industry’s technical capabilities are improving every day. Are we approaching a day when the “enhanced” view of technology in movies and TV is closer to the truth? We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How much has the gap closed between the reality of security system capabilities and what you see on TV (or at the movies)?