Wireless security

Advantages And Pitfalls Of Electronic Locking Solutions

The concept of door locks means something totally different in our current age of smarter buildings that house data-driven businesses. Hardware locks and keys are still around, but they co-exist with a brave new world of electronic locks, wireless locks, networked systems, and smarter access control. Locks can also increasingly be a part of a smart building’s flow of data. The opportunities of these new technologies and approaches are significant, but there are also pitfalls. I heard an in...

Pulse Secure To Discuss Implementing Network Access Control During SANS Webinar

Pulse Secure, global provider of enterprise secure access solutions announced that John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at SANS Institute, and Dave Cullen, manager of information technology and chief security officer (CSO) at Entegrus, will participate in a new webinar to discuss what works when implementing network access control (NAC). Pulse Secure NAC Integration Hosted by the SANS Institute, the online seminar will feature an interview with Cullen on integrating Pulse Secur...

Has Consolidation Shifted To The Security Integrator/Installer Market?

Consolidation – a decrease in the number of companies in a market achieved through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – has been an important trend among manufacturers in the physical security market for many years. More recently, the trend has also appeared to extend to the integrator market. Larger integrators have been buying up other large integrators; in some cases, they have also been buying up smaller, regional integrators to expand their geographic coverage area. We wondered...

DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Panel From Johnson Controls Receives NF & A2P Cybersecurity Certification

Johnson Controls has announced that the PowerSeries Neo intrusion panel from DSC is the first intrusion alarm panel to be awarded the NF & A2P certification for cybersecurity protection from CNPP, the French national authority for risk prevention and control. The groundbreaking NF & A2P certification was awarded to DSC PowerSeries Neo under a newly created category that evaluates and certifies a security product’s cybersecurity readiness. The certification recognises PowerSeries N...

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...

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...

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Has Consolidation Shifted To The Security Integrator/Installer Market?

Consolidation – a decrease in the number of companies in a market achieved through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – has been an important trend among manufacturers in the physical security market for many years. More recently, the trend has also appeared to extend to the integrator market. Larger integrators have been buying up other large integrators; in some cases, they have also been buying up smaller, regional integrators to expand their geographic coverage area. We wondered...

What Are The Pitfalls Of Do-it-yourself Security Systems?

“Don’t try this at home.” It’s a common warning, but how does it apply to security systems? With today’s systems becoming easier to install, and with customers becoming more tech-savvy, there is a growing market for “do-it-yourself” or DIY home security systems. The trend also extends beyond the home security market: Business end users may also think they can forgo a professional installer and handle installation in-house. The customer may save money by...

How Is Data Changing The Physical Security Market?

Big data is a buzzword, and data – presumably of all sizes – is a driving force in the physical security market. As systems become more sophisticated and expand their capabilities, the result is more data; in some cases, a lot more data. But a key question is: What do we do with the data? How do we use it to provide value? How do we interpret it, and transform it into useful information and/or intelligence? We presented the topic of data to our Expert Panel Roundtable and came away w...