June 12, 2013
Although new, proposed standards for access control are expected to be presented this year, the market will still lag far behind the video surveillance industry due to the complexity of access control systems, according to IMS Research, now part of IHS.
June 10, 2013
ZKAccess, a division of ZKTechnology of Piscataway, N.J., introduces the TF1700, an outdoor access control reader with a fingerprint prox reader, which can operate standalone or be interfaced to any panel using Weigand output, according to the company.
June 5, 2013
Lenel Systems Int’l announced a program to assist end users with end-of-life Casi Rusco and Infographics legacy access control systems to migrate to its flagship OnGuard solution.
June 4, 2013
In the security industry, there is often an ebb and flow where one technology may dominate while another seems to generate less excitement. But while we may praise video, another sometimes overlooked but valuable technology — access control — is just as important.
May 30, 2013
With its $17 million cash purchase of privately-held RedCloud Security, Avigilon, a high definition (HD) and megapixel surveillance solutions provider, has officially entered into the access control market, the company announced today.
May 28, 2013
Stanley Security Solutions of Indianapolis releases the EL Series electronic lock, which opens doors when users present a proximity card to the reader on the lock. Each card presented is tracked by the Infinias Intelli-M access software to provide a detailed log of when and who enters a room or building.
May 24, 2013
HES of Phoenix, an ASSA ABLOY Group company, introduces the Complete Pac Electric Strike Series with the addition of nine new package solutions for its 1006, 4500, 5000, 5200, 7000, 8000 and 8300 electric strikes.
May 24, 2013
As school security continues to be a strong topic throughout the nation, Sonitrol of Fort Lauderdale has donated access control equipment to the Kids in Distress (KID) Preschool.
May 15, 2013
SSI Editor-in-Chief Scott Goldfine will host a Fujitsu-sponsored Webinar titled "The Benefits of Using Biometric Authentication for Access Control" on May 21 at 2 p.m. EDT.
May 7, 2013
Access control and security solutions provider Matrix Systems has appointed Holly Tsourides as CEO to lead the company into its next phase of development and growth.
May 7, 2013
Traka USA, a developer of intelligent key and asset management solutions, and Lenel Systems Int’l have signed an agreement that allows Lenel to resell three base levels of Traka key cabinets to its customers in North America and Latin America.
April 30, 2013
Kastle Systems Int’l, a provider of managed security solutions, announced it has acquired cloud-based intelligent video surveillance manufacturer CheckVideo for an undisclosed amount.
April 29, 2013
With the integration of Yale Real Living ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless door locks into an HAI by Leviton system, homeowners can monitor the status of locks and also lock or unlock doors remotely, without having to make copies of their keys, according to the companies.
April 23, 2013
The payments industry is undergoing a rapid worldwide transition to Europay Mastercard Visa (EMV) chip card technology, the global standard for credit and debit payment cards. Integrators helping their customers deploy this technology will need to follow a number of critical best practices for issuing contact and/or contactless EMV cards with the highest possible security assurances, while also enabling instant issuance capabilities at thousands of branch offices and other locations.
April 22, 2013
Lumidigm has named Greg Sarrail as vice president of solutions business development.
April 3, 2013
To be of value to their client and to differentiate themselves from their competitors, today’s security integrator must look at all opportunities to win and be awarded a project. One method is to offer an “all-in-one” solution that includes, but is not limited to, electronic access control, video surveillance, locking hardware and audio communications.
April 3, 2013
Increasing demands for higher levels of controlling who goes where when, and what they can do once there, is conspiring with advancing technology to bring security integrators a wealth of access control upselling opportunities. Get some nifty ideas how to convince new prospects to invest in effective access solutions or existing clients to upgrade, expand or enhance legacy systems.
April 1, 2013
AMAG Technology of Torrance, Calif., has upgraded its Javelin Series card readers, which are available with and without keypads.
March 27, 2013
Stanley Security Solutions (SSS), part of Stanley Black & Decker, has extended its partnership with EyeLock, a provider of iris-based identity authentication solutions.
March 20, 2013
The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) has released two new profiles — one for access control and the other for intrusion detection — as well as a tool for testing whether products conform to the profiles.