Access Control


Allegion US Features Interoperability, Mobile Credentials and More at ISC West

Allegion US, a provider of security solutions, technology and services, will be exhibiting and demonstrating new interoperable electronic access control technologies and software at the ISC West 2024 (booth # 20055), the security industry's most comprehensive and converged trade show occurring from April 9-12, 2024, at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas.

ASSA ABLOY Introduces Centrios, a New Access Control Brand for Small Businesses

Centrios debuts at ISC West and addresses the North American small business market with a new access control platform comprised of an intuitive, secure app, web interface, and purpose-built electronic locks and readers. Additionally, the business Centrios, a brand and platform developed within ASSA ABLOY, leverages ASSA ABLOY’s scale and capacity to innovate with a bold new start-up strategy and digital-first, customer-centric approach.

Boon Edam Leverages Strong Q4 with Strategic Investments to Drive Continued Growth

Boon Edam Inc., a manufacturer of secured entry solutions, is setting the stage for what is projected to be the most significant growth period in the company's history in 2024. Driven by a record-breaking Q4 in 2023, the company attributes its strong sales forecast to continued strategic investments in personnel and support services.

Mobile IDs, MFA and Sustainability Emerge as Top Trends in New HID Report

HID recently announced its 2024 State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2,600 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel worldwide, across a range of job titles and organization sizes representing over 11 industries.

PSIA Approves PDKC Over ODSP Specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) today announced its Public Key Open Credential (PKOC) specification has expanded to support Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP). The new specification, PKOC over OSDP version 1.63, was unanimously ratified by the PSIA Board on March 22. It demonstrates how the ecosystem for PKOC, an open and freely available specification, can be extended to support a range of access control use cases.

ProdataKey Software Platform Introduces Built-In Integrations with Leading Camera Manufacturers

ProdataKey (PDK), manufacturer of cloud access control platform built for mobile, now gives PDK.io system users access to immediate, turnkey integrations with cameras from five manufacturers from within its settings interface: Digital Watchdog, Hanwha Wisenet Wave, NX Witness, Turing, and Spot AI.

A Biometric Revolution

In an era where technological advancements redefine the way we live and work, the transition from classic credentials to biometric authentication stands out as a pivotal shift in the realm of security. Nearly gone are the days of traditional badges and access cards; instead, our own unique biological markers are taking center stage, offering a more secure and seamless authentication experience.

Enhancing Autonomy Software

In the realm of national and global security, safeguarding critical infrastructure is paramount. It is not just about erecting physical barriers; it is about deploying perimeter security software capable of autonomous detection, alerting, and deterring potential threats. The integration of autonomy software into existing perimeter security systems marks a significant advancement in this field and is now imperative for an effective system.



Going Beyond the Perimeter

Wireless locks are a growing segment of the electronic access control (EAC) market, increasing at a rate of 8% annually in the Americas, according to OMDIA. They can be used in a variety of applications and provide many of the benefits of traditional hard-wired access control. Depending on the type, they can be managed as standalone solutions or as part of Physical Access Control Software (PACS) systems.

Invixium Welcomes Chris Thompson as National Sales Manager for North America

Invixium, a provider of of biometric access control and workforce management solutions today announces the appointment of Chris Thompson as the new National Sales Manager to support its expanding North American territory. In this role, Chris will drive sales strategies, nurture key partnerships, secure new opportunities, and expand market presence across North America. With this appointment, Invixium aims to advance its industry leadership and growth trajectory in the Americas.

New Research from acre security Reveals Key Trends in the Adoption of Visitor Management Solutions

Today, acre security unveiled a comprehensive report on the latest trends in visitor management systems. The research, conducted in collaboration with Censuswide, highlights significant insights into the adoption of visitor management solutions in mission-critical industries, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals.

SALTO Systems Announces Transformation for Future Growth Introduces New Structure and Leadership

Salto Systems, a provider of keyless electronic access control, proudly announces a significant transformation to adapt to the evolving landscape and position the company for continued success.

HID and Olea Kiosks Empower People with Secure and Convenient SelfService Access

HID and Olea Kiosks, a provider of self-service kiosk solutions, today announced a new collaborative engagement that revolutionizes the user experience when it comes to access control and user authentication across a range of applications.

ProdataKey Rounds Out Its Executive Team with Promotions and Hirings

ProdataKey, a provider of cloud access control solutions, has promoted Dallan Labrum to Executive Vice President of Sales, Brach Bengtzen to Vice President of Marketing, and Evan Orme to Chief Technology Officer and hired Brian Cropper as Chief Financial Officer.

HID Enhances Its PKI Offerings with Acquisition of Trusted Certificate Service Provider ZeroSSL

HID, a provider of in trusted identity solutions, announces the acquisition of ZeroSSL, an SSL certificate provider based in Austria. The acquisition will not only augment HID’s capabilities in providing protected communications to and from websites, but also strengthen its reputation as a leading provider of trusted PKI solutions.

Aiphone Marketing Manager Brad Kamcheff Passes Away Unexpectedly

Melvin Bradley Kamcheff, better known as Brad, was a 35-year employee of Aiphone Corp. who led the company’s marketing team and was instrumental in developing the company’s strategic marketing plan. Sadly, Brad passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 26th, 2023, at his home in Kirkland, Wash. He was 54 years old.

Paxton Electronics Centre Opens

Paxton has officially opened a brand-new manufacturing facility called the Paxton Electronics Centre. This milestone coincides with the global technology manufacturer’s continued expansion, and increased customer demand for products and services.

Honeywell To Strengthen Building Automation Business with Acquisition of Carrier's Global Access Solutions

Honeywell today announced plans to enhance and strengthen its building automation capabilities with the acquisition of Carrier Global Corporation’s (NYSE: CARR) Global Access Solutions business for $4.95 billion, in an all-cash transaction. This acquisition will enable Honeywell to become a leading provider of security solutions for the digital age.

Security Entrances Move to Center Stage

Most organizations want to show a friendly face to the public. In today’s world, however, the need to keep people safe and secure has become a prime directive when designing and building facilities of all kinds. Fortunately, there is no need to construct a fortress-like entry that provides that high level of security. Today’s secured entry solutions make it possible to create a welcoming, attractive look and feel at the entry without compromising security. It is for this reason that security entrances have moved to the mainstream.

Shaping the Industry

Access control solutions are undergoing a rapid evolution, accompanied by the emergence of transformative trends that are revolutionizing the management of security and access across diverse spaces such as homes, offices, and institutions.

Secure Your Home During the Holidays

The most wonderful time of the year can easily transform into a nightmare. Being vigilant, while still enjoying the holiday season, is possible. The holiday season is the perfect time to start implementing security measures to protect one’s home and ensure security while out and about.

Bosch to Sell Off Security Products Portfolio

Bosch is realigning its Building Technologies division: in the future, the division is to focus on its regional integrator business, with solutions and services for building security, energy efficiency, and building automation.

Momentum Accelerates Behind Mobile Access, Biometrics, and Other Key 2023 Security Trends

Momentum Accelerates Behind Mobile Access, Biometrics, and Other Key 2023 Security Trends

HID has seen many positive industry shifts since its 2022 State of Access Control report, which revealed how the pandemic helped spur the adoption of contactless, secured and seamless technology solutions that reduced or eliminated physical touchpoints. The report showed how quickly both biometrics and mobile IDs were growing in popularity, and this was validated in our March 2023 State of Security and Identity Industry study.

Power, Elevated

Power is a lifeline, a critical component for connected products and devices in the physical security, access control and loT industries. We know how important it is to have in our everyday lives – and for the critical infrastructure, 24/7 power is a mandate for life safety.

City of Las Vegas Better Secures Access to Sensitive Data, Critical Infrastructure

City of Las Vegas Better Secures Access to Sensitive Data, Critical Infrastructure

Veza recently announced that City of Las Vegas has deployed Veza to secure access to sensitive data and critical infrastructure as it moves from a centralized, legacy infrastructure to a hybrid, multi-cloud environment.

Summertime, And The Selling Is Easy, (If You're A Smart Lock Dealer)

With kids home from school, and families taking vacations, summertime is an ideal time to sell the advantages of smart connected locks

One Pane, Less Pain

One Pane, Less Pain

Just because a solution is built on an open-standards platform doesn’t ensure that all the vendors’ systems will work together as promised. Some features may not be supported, or not supported to their fullest potential.

Rethink Credentials

Rethink Credentials

Access control readers have been around commercially since the 1980s, along with physical badge credentials to open doors. Initially, these were magstripes, then proximity cards, then smart cards. The problem is, however is, these are still cards. Plastic cards that identify who you are, and where you work. In a world where technology is being innovated faster than ever before more sustainable alternatives are required.

Employees in London Building Can Use Their iPhone or Apple Watch to Gain Office Access

Smart Spaces, a leading global provider of smart building technology, has teamed with HID to introduce an employee badge in Apple Wallet, offering a secure and even more seamless building entry for employees at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London.

Altronix Showcasing New Products at ISC West 2023

Altronix is displaying new solutions for emergency communications and occupancy monitoring further enhancing the company’s expanded portfolio of access, surveillance, security, and fire products being displayed here at ISC West in booth #11073

Johnson Controls Showcase Complete Suite of Commercial, Residential Security Solutions at ISC West 2023

Johnson Controls, provider of smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, will be showcasing an entire suite of intrusion, access control and video security solutions in stand 18033 at the ISC West Expo, happening March 29 to 31 at the Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

HID Will Show Trusted Identity Solutions at ISC West that Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Security and Identity Industry

HID, provider of trusted identity solutions, today announced it will be at the 2023 ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition showcasing examples of how cloud-based access control and trusted mobile identities are accelerating the digital transformation and enabling innovative and seamless workplace experiences in today’s increasingly connected world.

AlertEnterprise Expands AI with Launch of New Guardian SOC Insights

AlertEnterprise recently revealed the launch of its new Guardian SOC Insights suite. The company will debut the new software globally at the ASIS Europe and ISC West trade events. Powered by the company’s latest developments in AI, including a powerful integration with the OpenAI ChatGPT platform, Guardian SOC Insights is designed to provide actionable data and playbooks to SOC teams, enabling them to detect, respond and mitigate risk swiftly and accurately. Guardian’s AI engine significantly reduces the time to deploy, with customers up and running in a matter of weeks, delivering measurable ROI in a few months without any human interaction.

New Survey by HID Reveals Five Pressing Themes Reshaping the Security Industry

HID, a provider of trusted identity and physical security solutions, recently announced its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report, which gathered responses from 2,700 partners, end users, and security and IT personnel across a range of titles and organization sizes representing over 11 industries.

The Key Issue

The Key Issue

It is February 2014. A woman is getting ready in her room on a cruise ship when she hears a knock on the door; it is a crewmember delivering breakfast. She is not presentable so she tells him to leave it by the door.

Wireless Growth Continues - Access control revolves around affordability, faster and easier installs and labor efficiency.

Wireless Growth Continues

After 20 years on the market, it is safe to say that wireless electronic access control (EAC) has hit the mainstream. In 2022, wireless solutions dominated the major projects involving digital access solutions, and the trend appears to be growing as organizations ramp up plans for 2023. The primary drivers revolve around wireless EAC’s affordability, faster and easier installation, greater scalability, labor efficiency, and compatibility with wired solutions.

Physical Security Workers Are Knowledge Workers, It is Time to Start Treating Them that Way

Physical Security Workers Are Knowledge Workers, It is Time to Start Treating Them that Way

Security has always depended on knowledge. When a nightclub bouncer checks the guest-list before letting you past the velvet rope, or a TSA officer runs your passport and prints against the no-fly list, they are using information in real-time to control access and keep everyone safe.

Survey: User Experience, Convenience Are Drivers for Access Control in Workplaces

Survey: User Experience, Convenience Are Drivers for Access Control in Workplaces

Brivo, a provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, today publishes the 2023 Top Security Trends Report which identifies user experience and convenience as rapidly emerging drivers behind the adoption of new physical security solutions.

Smart Badge Market Expected to be Worth $50 Billion in 2033

Smart Badge Market Expected to be Worth $50 Billion in 2033

Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the global smart badges market is set to reach a valuation of $50 billion by 2033, expanding rapidly at 9% CAGR over the next 10 years.

HID Acquires GuardRFID to Expand Healthcare Offering, Create Safer Experiences for Patients and Staff

HID recently announced it has acquired GuardRFID, a leading provider of real-time location services (RTLS) hardware and software solutions in the healthcare space. The addition of GuardRFID expands HID’s offering and relevance in the active RFID and RTLS space, including the support for new use cases catered to the needs of healthcare facilities.

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