Near Field Communication

Aiphone Upgrades GT Series Multi-tenant Video Intercom With Remote Programming, NFC Updates And Multi-building Communication Features

Aiphone Corp., the international manufacturer of intercom and entry security products, announced upgrades to its popular GT Series multi-tenant video intercom featuring hassle-free, quick system programming and staff communication between multiple buildings. Convenience is enhanced as dealers and/or building management can remotely update tenant directories using a logical network. Updating tenant names and dialing numbers can also be accomplished onsite using an NFC-equipped Android phone or t...

Bluetooth Low Energy Drives Access Control Innovation

Since the introduction of smartphones with downloadable applications, vendors have been trying to replace the traditional plastic identification (ID) card with a mobile phone application. People might lose or misplace an ID card, but most people immediately recognize if they are without their mobile phone. Mobile ID badges for access control Bluetooth Low Energy iBeacon technology Technical challenges The logical extension is to replace or augment the traditional corporate ID and access...

SALTO Launches Sleek AElement Fusion Electronic Lock

AElement Fusion is an electronic lock with a sleek reader accentuated by an interactive light ring that illuminates when access credentials are presented. It eliminates lock hardware on the door by encasing all electronic components inside the door itself, making security virtually invisible. Its modernistic, minimal design blends effortlessly with any style of hotel décor, and its RFID, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) compatible technologies enable it to se...

Innovation In The Intercom Market Drives More Access Control Capabilities

Part 3 of our Intercoms in Security Series: Zenitel’s Call Access Panel manages intelligible critical communications through a security operations center or control room Greater connectivity, security software enhancements, more customization, and better sound quality are some of the enhancements driving the intercom market.An advantage now offered on Code Blue’s emergency speakerphones include self-diagnosing software that monitors the status of the phones an...

How Are Smartphones Impacting The Physical Security Market?

Rapid changes in technology span both the consumer and the physical security markets. In the consumer market, technology innovation is nowhere more apparent than in the palms of our hands, where we all hold the latest smartphones and mobile devices. Simply put, the unprecedented power and capabilities of today’s smart phones have changed our lives. No wonder they are also having an impact on our business of physical security systems. Although a consumer product, smartphones increasingly pl...

NXT-ID Selects Nordic's NRF52832 SoC For Its 'IoT Stamp' Module Providing Low-Power Wireless Connectivity

NXT-ID's IoT Stamp module employs Nordic's nRF52832 SoC to deliver connectivity solution for space-constrained low power IoT applications Nordic Semiconductor announces that Melbourne, FL-based security technology company, NXT-ID, has selected Nordic's nRF52832 Bluetooth low energy System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide Bluetooth low energy and Near Field Communication (NFC) wireless connectivity for its 'IoT Stamp' module. The module is designed for integration into wearables, porta...

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How Are Smartphones Impacting The Physical Security Market?

Rapid changes in technology span both the consumer and the physical security markets. In the consumer market, technology innovation is nowhere more apparent than in the palms of our hands, where we all hold the latest smartphones and mobile devices. Simply put, the unprecedented power and capabilities of today’s smart phones have changed our lives. No wonder they are also having an impact on our business of physical security systems. Although a consumer product, smartphones increasingly pl...

What Security Applications Are Best Suited To Smartphone Apps?

How mobile telephones have transformed into “smartphones” is one of the great technology stories of our time. What once was a single-function device now can do almost anything – display video, pay for groceries, monitor our health. The smartphones we carry in our pockets today have more computing power than the “super computers” of yesteryear, and that power has found many uses in a seemingly endless array of “apps.” Some of them are directly related to...

What Is The Most Surprising Development You Have Seen In The Security Marketplace In The Last 12 Months? What Is The Impact Of That Development?

This week brought a big surprise to the security and video surveillance market; specifically, the announcement of Canon’s plans to acquire iconic IP camera manufacturer Axis. But surprises happen all the time, especially in a dynamic, technology-driven market like physical security. Those who have been involved in this market for many years have often been surprised, for better or worse, at the various twists and turns over time. It’s part of what keeps life interesting! This week, w...